Dr Andrew Taylor

PhD, M.Bus, Grad Cert in Management, B.A.

Senior Research Fellow

Andrew researches the causes and consequences of population change for the Northern Territory of Australia and northern regions more broadly. He undertakes both quantitative and qualitative research to understand impacts from policy, economic and structural changes for communities. In his PhD he investigated policy and theoretical implications from changing migration practices for Indigenous Territorians. Prior to academia, Andrew worked for a decade with the Australian Bureau of Statistics. He currently teaches the masters level subject Topics in Human Geography.

Research Interests

  • Impacts from population changes in northern and sparsely settled areas
  • Population projections
  • Indigenous populations and changing demography
  • Policy implications for population change at  communities

Publications & Resources

arrow   View full list

Open all | Close all

Research Projects

Current Projects

Northern Territory Demographic Futures - In collaboration with Northern Territory Treasury, this research program examines the political, social and economic implications from the changing demography of the Northern Territory and its sub-populations including Indigenous peoples.

Ageing societies and communities in the Northern Territory and beyond - Rapid and large-scale population ageing is set to occur in the Northern Territory and across northern Australia in coming years. This will create both opportunities and challenges for communities and the economy. Our research aims to inform and assist governments and communities understand and formulate good policy in relation to social and economic issues around ageing. Central topics include what it means to age in place in northern and remote places, service and infrastructure needs, and differential patterns of ageing between Indigenous and other people.

Population projections modelling – We work with governments, councils and others to develop robust population projections, with an emphasis on the Northern Territory of Australia.

Understanding Indigenous population change – Significant population change is occurring for Indigenous Australian’s and this has demographic, social and economic implications for all Australia’s States and Territories. Our work seeks to inform communities and policy makers on key areas of change including life expectancies, changing rates of identification and migration.

Delivering better demographic data for modelling remote and regional Australia – Testing and teasing out unexplored associations between policies for remote area populations and the range of data which are collected and presented to represent them.

Understanding interstate migration flows, numbers and profiles – Northern and remote areas are subject to rapid and extreme patterns of interstate migration. Our research aims to develop a better understanding of the motivations and intentions of residents in relation to interstate movements and flows by age and gender, as well as exploration of a wide range of data on changing migration patterns across the broader spectrum of interstate and overseas migration.

Demographic issues for developing northern Australia – The Developing Northern Australia agenda is a major national investment in the future of northern communities. Initiatives must be informed by robust population analysis and projections of the range of potential impacts from policies and investment initiatives within the scope of Our North, Our Future (the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia).

Publications & Resources

Books

Taylor, A., Karácsony, D., & Haynes, K. (Eds.) (forthcoming). The Demography of Disasters. Publisher TBA.

Taylor, A., Carson, D., Ensign, P., Huskey, L., Rasmussen, R., & Saxinger, G. (Eds.) (2016). Settlements at the Edge: Settlements at the Edge: Remote human settlements in developed nations. Gloucester, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Carson, D., Rasmussen, R., Ensign, P., Huskey, L., & Taylor, A. (Eds.) (2011). Demography at the Edge: Remote human populations in developed nations. Farnham, England: Ashgate Publishing.

Kelly, I. & Taylor, A. (Eds.) (2003). Australian Regional Tourism Handbook: Industry solutions. Gold Coast: Sustainable Tourism CRC.

Book Chapters

Taylor, A. (2016). Introduction: Settlements at the edge. In A.Taylor, D.B. Carson, P.C. Ensign, L. Husky, R. Rasmussen & G.Saxinger (Eds), Settlements at the Edge: Remote human settlements in developed nations (pp. 3-24). Gloucester, UK: Edward Elgar.

Husky, L., & Taylor, A. (2016). The dynamic history of settlements at the edge. In A.Taylor, D.B. Carson, P.C. Ensign, L. Husky, R. Rasmussen & G.Saxinger (Eds), Settlements at the Edge: Remote human settlements in developed nations (pp. 25-48). Gloucester, UK: Edward Elgar.

Peters, P., Taylor, A., Carson, D., & Koch, A. (2016). Modelling settlement futures: Techniques and challenges. In A.Taylor, D.B. Carson, P.C. Ensign, L. Husky, R. Rasmussen & G.Saxinger (Eds), Settlements at the Edge: Remote human settlements in developed nations (pp. 270-292). Gloucester, UK: Edward Elgar.

Golebiowska, K., Carter, T., Boyle, A., & Taylor, A. (2016). International migration and the changing nature of settlements at the edge. In A.Taylor, D.B. Carson, P.C. Ensign, L. Husky, R. Rasmussen & G.Saxinger (Eds), Settlements at the Edge: Remote human settlements in developed nations (pp. 75-97). Gloucester, UK: Edward Elgar.

Peters, P., Taylor, A., Carson, D., & Brokensha, H. (2016). Sources of data for settlement level analyses in sparsely populated areas. In A.Taylor, D.B. Carson, P.C. Ensign, L. Husky, R. Rasmussen & G.Saxinger (Eds), Settlements at the Edge: Remote human settlements in developed nations (pp. 153-176). Gloucester, UK: Edward Elgar.

Eikeland, S., Nilsen, T., & Taylor, A. (2016). Re-evolution of Growth Pole settlements in northern peripheries? Reflecting the emergence of an LNG hub in Northern Australia with experiences from Northern Norway. In A.Taylor, D.B. Carson, P.C. Ensign, L. Husky, R. Rasmussen & G.Saxinger (Eds), Settlements at the Edge: Remote human settlements in developed nations (pp. 220-245). Gloucester, UK: Edward Elgar.

Taylor, A. (2016). Not just ageing: Policy and service delivery implications from changing population compositions in the Northern Territory of Australia. In T.Wilson, E. Charles-Edwards & M. Bell (Eds.), Demography for Planning and Policy: Australian Case Studies (pp. 91-107). Australia: Springer.

Taylor, A. (2011). The Forecasting of Remote Area Populations: Numbers Aren't Everything, In D. Carson, R. Rasmussen, P. C. Ensign, A. Taylor & L. Huskey (Eds.), Demography at the Edge: Remote human populations in developed nations (pp. 39-52). Farnham, England: Ashgate Publishing.

Taylor, A. & Carson, D. (2011). Four Wheel Drive Tourism in Desert Australia – the charge of the ‘Might Brigade’? In B. Prideaux and D. Carson (Eds.), Drive tourism: Trends and Emerging Markets (pp. 224-245). New York: Routledge.

Taylor, A. (2011). Indigenous Demography: Convergence, Divergence, or Something Else? In D. Carson, R. Rasmussen, P. C. Ensign, A. Taylor and L. Huskey (Eds.), Demography at the Edge: Remote human populations in developed nations (pp. 145-161). Farnham, England: Ashgate Publishing.

Taylor, A., Johns, G., Steenkamp, M., & Williams, J.G. (2011). The 'Problem' of Indigenous Migration in the Globalised State, In D. Carson, R. Rasmussen, P. C. Ensign, A. Taylor & L. Huskey (Eds.), Demography at the Edge: Remote human populations in developed nations (pp. 163-188). Farnham, England: Ashgate Publishing.

Taylor, A., Bell, L., Axelsson, P., & Barnes, T. (2011). The challenge of enumeration and population estimation in remote areas, In D. Carson, R. Rasmussen, P. C. Ensign, A. Taylor & L. Huskey (Eds.), Demography at the Edge: Remote human populations in developed nations (pp. 21-38). Farnham, England: Ashgate Publishing.

Carson, D., Ensign, P., Rasmussen, R.O., & Taylor, A. (2011). Perspectives on 'Demography at the Edge', In D. Carson, R. Rasmussen, P. C. Ensign, A. Taylor & L. Huskey (Eds.), Demography at the Edge: Remote human populations in developed nations (pp. 3-20). Farnham, England: Ashgate Publishing.

Barakat, B., Carson, D., Taylor, A., Basu, R., & Wang, L. (2011). Education, Remoteness and Population Dynamics, In D. Carson, R. Rasmussen, P. C. Ensign, A. Taylor & L. Huskey (Eds.), Demography at the Edge: Remote human populations in developed nations (pp. 225-270). Farnham, England: Ashgate Publishing.

Taylor, A. (2010). ‘Whose housing city is it?’ In Carson, D., Campbell, S. & Schmallegger, D. (Eds.), Whose City is it? Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press.

Taylor, A. (2010). ‘Whose sporting city is it?’ In Carson, D., Campbell, S. and Schmallegger, D. Whose City is it? Charles Darwin University Press: Darwin, 31-36.

Carson, D. & Taylor, A. (2009). “We’ll all go down together” – Marketing responses to tourism decline in the Outback, In A. Fyall, M. Kozak, L. Andreu, J. Gnoth & S. Lebe (Eds.), Marketing Innovations for Sustainable Destinations (pp. 189-202). Oxford: Goodfellow.

Taylor, A. & Carson, D. (2007). Economic Development for Remote Communities - Can 4WD Tourism Help? In M. Kefalaki & G. Papanikos (Eds.), Essays on Tourism Research (pp. 133-146). Athens: ATINER.

Taylor, A. & S. Puehringer (2005). Market Imperfections in the Tourism Information Marketplace: highlighting the challenges for information system developers. In A. Frew (Ed.), Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2005 (pp. 13-22). Innsbruck: Springer-Verlag.

Sharma, P., Carson, D. & Taylor, A. (2005). The Adaptive use of ICT in Response to Dissintermediation: the Webmail case study. In S. Marshall, W. Taylor & X. Yu. (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communications Technology (pp. 6-11). Hershey, PA: Idea Reference Group.

Taylor, A. (2005). ICT and the Tourism Information Marketplace in Australia: delivering business intelligence for regional tourism. In S. Marshall, W. Taylor & X. Yu. (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Developing Regional Communities With Information and Communication Technology (pp. 13-22). Hershey, PA: Idea Group Reference.

Journal Articles

Brokensha, H., Taylor, A., & Barnes, B. (2016). Changing Australia's age pension qualification age: modelling differential effects by race. Population Research and Policy Review. DOI: 10.1007/s11113-016-9418-9.

Wilson, T., & Taylor, A. (2016). How Reliable Are Indigenous Population Projections? Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 19(3), 39-57.

Taylor, A., & Payer, H. (2016). Population ageing in northern Australia: Seniors' Voices on Ageing in Place. Journal of Population Ageing, 2016. First Issue. DOI: 10.1007/s12062-016-9156-0.

Taylor, A., Carson, D.B. & Carson, D.A., & Brokensha, H. (2015). ‘Walkabout' Tourism: The Indigenous tourism market for Outback Australia. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 24, 9–17

Taylor, A. (2014). Population Projections for Sparsely Populated Areas: Reconciling ‘‘Error’’ and Context. International Journal of Population Research, 14.This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License and can be accessed at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijpr/2014/658157

Taylor, A., Carson, DB and Carson DA (2014). ‘Walkabout Tourism’: Is there an Indigenous Tourism Market in Outback Australia? Athens Journal of Tourism, 1(4), 239-252. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License and can be downloaded at http://www.atiner.gr/journals/tourism/Cover-2014-04tourism.pdf

Zander, K., Taylor, A., & Carson, D. (2014). Impacts of service and infrastructure provision on Indigenous temporary mobility in the Northern Territory of Australia: insights from the 2011 Census. Population, Space and Place, DOI: 10.1002/psp.1871

Taylor, A. & Carson, D.B. (2014). It’s raining men in Darwin: Gendered effects from the construction of major oil and gas projects. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 9(1), 24-40. (Open access resource: http://www.jrcd.ca/viewissue.php?id=22).

Taylor, A., Bell, L., & Gerritsen, R. (2014). Benefits of Skilled Migration Programs for Regional Australia: Perspectives from the Northern Territory. Journal of Economic and Social Policy, 16(1). (Open access resource: http://epubs.scu.edu.au/jesp/vol16/iss1).

Martell, C., Carson, D., & Taylor, A. (2013). Changing patterns of migration to Australia's Northern Territory: Evidence of new forms of escalator migration to frontier regions? Migration Letters, 10(1), 91-100.

Taylor, A. & Barnes, B. (2013). Closing the gap on Indigenous life expectancies: What if we succeed? Journal of Population Research, 30(2), 117-132. DOI: 10.1007/s12546-013-9106-0.

Carson, D.B., Carson, D., & Taylor, A. (2013) Indigenous Long Grassers: Itinerants or Problem Tourists? Annals of Tourism Research, 42, 1–21.

Taylor, A. (2012). Information communication technologies and new Indigenous mobilities? Insights from remote Northern Territory Communities. Journal of Rural and Community Development, Special Issue, 7(1), 59-73.

Fassbender, E., Taylor, A., & Houtmeyers, P. (2012). Student responses to a work integrated learning approach in a new media teaching unit. TEXT Journal of Writing and Writing Courses. Special issue 16.

Michel, T. & Taylor, A. (2012). Death by a thousand grants? The challenge of grant funding reliance for local government councils in the Northern Territory of Australia. Journal of Local Government Studies, 38(4), 485-500.

Taylor, A. (2012). Nicholas Biddle and Mandy Yap: Demographic and socioeconomic outcomes across the indigenous Australian lifecourse: evidence from the 2006 census. Journal of Population Research. DOI 10.1007/s12546-011-9074-1.

Taylor, A. (2012). More than mobile: Migration and mobility impacts from the ‘technologies of change’ for Indigenous communities in the remote Northern Territory of Australia. Mobilities, 7(2), 269-294.

Schmallegger, D., Taylor, A., & Carson, D. (2011). Rejuvenating Outback Tourism through Market Diversification: the Case of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. International Journal of Tourism Research, 13(4), 384-399.

Taylor, A. (2011). Current evidence of ‘female flight’ from remote Northern Territory Aboriginal communities – demographic and policy implications. Migration Letters, 8(2), 77-89.

Taylor, A., Larson, S., Stoeckl, N., & Carson, D. (2011). The haves and have nots in Australia’s Tropical north - new perspectives on a persisting problem. Geographic Research, 49(1), 13-22.

Taylor, A. (2010). Knowledge Sharing among Scientists: Why Reputation Matters for R&D in Multinational Firms. Interfaces, 40(4), 330–334.

Taylor, A. & Dunn, B. (2010). Conceptualising and Measuring Indigenous Student Mobility in the Northern Territory. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 39, 88-97.

Taylor, A. & Carson, D. (2010). Four wheel drive tourism and economic development opportunities for remote areas. Tourismos, 5(2).

Taylor, A. & Carson, D. (2009). Indigenous mobility and the Northern Territory Emergency Response. People and Place, 17(1), 29-38.

Carson, D., Prideaux, B., Coghlan, A., & Taylor, A. (2009). Heritage as a motivation for four-wheel-drive tourism in desert Australia. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 4(3), 217-225.

Taylor, A. & Prideaux, B. (2008) Profiling Four Wheel Drive Tourism Markets for Desert Australia. Journal of Vacation Marketing, 14, 71-86.

Puehringer, S. & Taylor, A. (2008) A Practitioners Report on Blogs as a Potential Source of Destination Marketing Intelligence. Journal of Vacation Marketing, 14(2), 177-187.

Carson D & Taylor A. (2008). Sustaining four wheel drive tourism in desert Australia: exploring the evidence from a demand perspective. The Rangelands Journal, 30(1), 77-83.

Conference Proceedings & Papers

Payer, H., Taylor, A., & Barnes, T (2016). Who’s Missing? Demographic Impacts from the Incarceration of Indigenous People in the Northern Territory, Australia. Crime, Justice and Social Democracy: Proceedings of the 3rd international conference, 2015, Volume 1, 27-36.

Taylor, A. (2015). Understanding northern Indigenous population futures: A focus on modelling ‘new identifications’. Canadian Association of Geographers Conference, Vancouver, 1-5 June 2015.

Carson, D., Taylor, A., & Wallace, R. (2014). Learning the Lessons of Development with other Nation’s Norths. A Northern Perspective, CRN Northern Australian, Development Conference 2014, Darwin and Canberra, 9-11.

Taylor, A. (2014). Demographic Issues for Northern Development. Collaborative Research Network Northern Australia Development Conference, Canberra, 27 November 2014.

Taylor, A. (2014). ‘Walkabout Tourism’: Is there an Indigenous tourism market in Outback Australia? 10th Annual International Conference on Tourism, Athens, Greece, 9-12 June 2014.

Taylor, A. (2013). ‘Coming off Country’: The unthinkable process of Indigenous urbanisation from remote Australia. Proceedings from the First International Conference on Urbanisation in the Arctic, Nuuk, Greenland, 28-30 August 2012. NORDREGIO: Stockholm.

Puehringer. S. and Taylor, A. (2007). A Practitioners Report on Blogs as a Potential Source of Destination Marketing Intelligence. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Blogs in Tourism - Blogs-Conference 2007, Krems, 85-102.

Keynote Addresses & Invited presentations

  • International Map Trade Association Conference. Mapping visitor flows in remote Australia. Darwin, 7-8 August 2009.
  • National Transport Summit. Planning now for population growth. Darwin, 5-6 August 2009.
  • Understanding Darwin’s Population Growth: Present, past and future. Urban Institute of Australia, Darwin, 23 July 2013.
  • First International Conference on Urbanisation in the Arctic. Nuuk, Greenland, 28-30 August, 2012.
  • Chasing 30 000 People: Future Directions in Alice Springs. Alice Springs, 9 August, 2012.
  • Australian Population Association Conference. Keynote panel member: A sustainable population policy for Australia. Gold Coast, 3 December, 2010.

Research Reports

Brokensha, H., Barnes, T., & Taylor, A. (2016). National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Population Modelling. Darwin: Charles Darwin University.

Zeng, B., Brokensha, H., & Taylor, A. (2015). Now You See Us! Report on the Policy and Economic Impacts from Rapid Growth in the Number of Senior Territorians. Darwin: Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University.

Taylor, A., Carson, D.B., & Carson, D.A. (2014). Demographic Modelling of the Town of Nhulunbuy. Darwin: Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University.

Koerner, C., Winter, J., & Taylor, A. (2012). Interim Report on intercept surveys of visitors to the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Alice Springs Museum, 2012. Darwin: Charles Darwin University.

Bell, L. & Taylor, A. (2012). Northern Territory General Skilled Migration Program: Research Snapshot Report. Darwin: Charles Darwin University.

Bell, L. & Taylor, A. (2012). Northern Territory Regional Skilled Migration Scheme: Research Snapshot Report. Darwin: Charles Darwin University.

Taylor, A. (2011). Investigations of Changing Indigenous Migration Practices for the Northern Territory of Australia: Theoretical and Policy Implications. PhD Thesis. Charles Darwin University.

Robinson, G., Johnstone, K., Bell, L., McTurk, N., Carson, D., & Taylor, A. (2010). Population data sources for the Tiwi Islands. Darwin: Charles Darwin University.

Tholander, N. and Taylor, A. (2010) 2010 Visitor Surveys Report: Nitmiluk National Park and Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. Darwin: Charles Darwin University.

Carson, D., Taylor, A., & Campbell, S. (2010). Socioeconomic, demographic and resource flows profile for Alice Springs, DKCRC Working Paper 63. Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge CRC.

Carson D., & Taylor A. (2010). On Track: Four wheel drive tourism in desert Australia. DKCRC Report 44. Alice Springs: Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre.

Carson, D., Taylor, A., & Campbell, S. (2009). Demographic Trends and Likely Futures for Australia’s Tropical Rivers. Darwin: Charles Darwin University.

Carson, D., Taylor, A., & Golebiowska, K. (2009). Evaluation of the Northern Territory. Darwin: Charles Darwin University.

Taylor, A. (2005). A Critical Evaluation of Aspects of the Tourism Information Commodity Marketplace in Australia. Master Thesis. Lismore: Southern Cross University.

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Supervision

Current students

  • James Thurmer
  • Jan Salmon
  • Peter Strachan
  • Ilonka Gyus
  • Geoffrey Timmerman

Professional Positions, Memberships & Awards

Memberships

Awards

2015WinnerCharles Darwin University Library Open Access Award
2014WinnerVice Chancellors Award for Research Excellence, Charles Darwin University.
2013WinnerNational Statistical Service award for Excellence in developing statistical capability within the Australian education and training sector

Media Coverage

Radio Interviews

Census 2016 – ABC 105.7, 9 August 2016

Research shows Territorians are unique - Adam Steer interviews Dr Andrew Taylor, ABC 105.7, 1 July 2015

Why are people leaving Darwin? - ABC’s Vicki Kerrigan interviews Dr Andrew Taylor about the causes of population out-migration from Darwin,  19 January 2015

Australia reaches 23 million people, what does it mean? - ABC Coast FM, 24 April 2014

Dr Andrew Taylor

Contacts

T: +61 8 8946 6692
E: andrew.taylor@cdu.edu.au

Darwin & South East Queensland

linkedin

Researchgate