In the early stages of COVID-19, much of the focus of demographers - who study populations - has understandably been on mortality and morbidity. But as the pandemic rolls on, attention is also now turning to the impact of COVID-19 on population size, structure and distribution.
Our new modelling shows that under a worst-case scenario, Australia will be 1.4 million people - or 4% - smaller in 2040, than if COVID-19 had not happened. This is largely driven by a massive reduction in international migration. Click here to read the full article.