To celebrate the first anniversary of the conduct of the 2011 Census on 9 August a mini-symposium is being held in Alice Springs with the support of the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Northern Research Futures (CRN) to discuss these issues.

Chasing 30 000 People: Future Directions in Alice Springs

Over the past two months, a range of new social and demographic data about Alice Springs has come in to the public domain. The data are headlined by ‘first release’ results from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Demographic researchers from Charles Darwin University and Flinders University have been working with the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Collaborative Research Network and Poche Centre for Indigenous Health to paint a picture of what this data might mean in the context of some of the ‘big issues’ confronting Alice Springs –

  • Population growth and ageing;
  • Housing availability and affordability;
  • Economic change, and the decline of the tourism sector;
  • Competition for skilled and professional labour;
  • Social inclusion, wellbeing, and relationships between long term and new residents.

Chasing 30000 people_Program.pdf

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 10:00 to 14:00