Visualising Population | Australian Interstate Migration Figures

I’m a migrant, and migration data has always fascinated me.

While the media focus is often on international migration to Australia, the COVID pandemic suddenly threw interstate migration into sharp focus, as lockdowns in various states may have incentivised different people to question where they lived and what type of life they wanted to live. 

And as someone who was in the Queensland real estate market in 2021, it was often common to read stories about how people fleeing the lockdowns in southern Australian States and Territories were adding a lot of demand to a piping hot housing market.

As … Read the rest

COVID19 and International Students: ABS Overseas Travel Statistics: Total Movement by Visa Group

Randomly, I was looking for some arrival and departure data for international students in Australia, seeking to test the theory that there had not been any mass scale departures of overseas students since Australia declared a COVID19 a pandemic.

Somewhat conincidentally, Professor Andrew Norton tweeted this chart literally hours earlier.

I was immediately alerted to the existence of a brand new ABS dataset. I quickly did a bit of data wrangling/shaping and uploaded … Read the rest