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Here are the US counties where more people are dying than being born

The US Census Bureau recently released its annual estimates of population change in America’s counties. The estimates included figures on natural population change, or the net difference between births and deaths in each county. A little over half the counties had a net natural increase, or more births than deaths. […]
Here are the US counties where more people are dying than being born
Strategy

Here are the fastest growing and shrinking counties in America

The Census Bureau recently released estimates on how the populations of each of the 3,142 counties in the US changed between 2017 and 2018. Suburban counties around big southern metropolitan areas grew quickly, while northeastern and Midwestern counties had more modest growth or population declines. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. […]
Here are the fastest growing and shrinking counties in America
Markets

Nearly 30% of people living in Australia were born in another country

The proportion of Australia’s population born overseas rose to the highest level since the late 1800s, according to new data released by ABS. 29.4% of the estimated resident population were born in another country. The highest proportion were born in England, although China and India are catching up fast. Over […]
Nearly 30% of people living in Australia were born in another country
Markets

Millennials are about to overtake Baby Boomers as the largest adult generation — and it could drastically alter the US housing market

Millennials are projected to overtake Baby Boomers as the largest living adult generation. As older generations age and look to sell properties, growth in the rental market could outpace homeownership over the next decade. Americans have already begun to lean toward rentals, as softer construction activity and housing shortages price […]
Millennials are about to overtake Baby Boomers as the largest adult generation — and it could drastically alter the US housing market
Lifestyle

This chart shows the exact age when you’re most likely to get married

The average marriage age for Americans has increased over time, according to US Census Bureau data. In 1962, 90% of 30-year-olds had been married at least once. By 2019, only 51% of 30-year-olds had been married. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Valentine’s Day is coming up, and couples […]
This chart shows the exact age when you’re most likely to get married
Tech

This website can tell what kind of person you are based on where you live. See for yourself what your ZIP code says about you

Esri’s Tapestry technology includes a ZIP code look-up feature where you can see the top demographics, culture, and lifestyle choices in your area. Each ZIP code shows a percentage breakdown of Esri’s 67 unique market-segment classifications with kitschy labels like “Trendsetters” and “Savvy Suburbanites.” The data can be altered to […]
This website can tell what kind of person you are based on where you live. See for yourself what your ZIP code says about you
Markets

Here’s the most affluent town in every state

Using data from the Census Bureau, we found the town in each state with the highest median household income. There’s a large amount of overlap between income and educational attainment. Incomes vary widely across the United States. The American Community Survey is an annual survey run by the Census Bureau […]
Here’s the most affluent town in every state
Strategy

This map shows the most educated small town in every state

Educational achievement varies across the US. Using data from the US Census Bureau, we found the town in every state with the biggest share of adults who have at least a bachelor’s degree. Several wealthy suburban and exurban enclaves appear on the list, like Scarsdale, New York, and Chevy Chase, […]
This map shows the most educated small town in every state
Lifestyle

Here are the oldest and youngest places in America, in one map

Age distributions vary widely across different parts of the US. Using data from the Census Bureau, we found the US counties with the highest and lowest median ages. Some parts of America have older populations than others. The US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey asks millions of US households each […]
Here are the oldest and youngest places in America, in one map
News

Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera says Americans need a border wall to calm fears of demographic change

Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera insisted that President Donald Trump should be more “compassionate” in his approach to immigration reform. He argued that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency must be “reformulated” and shouldn’t target unauthorised immigrants who don’t have criminal records. But Rivera said he has “no problem” with […]
Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera says Americans need a border wall to calm fears of demographic change
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We’ve got it all wrong on millennials

They have been cast as experience-seeking, travel-loving, commitment-avoiding mortgage-dodgers who privilege lifestyle above all else and invented the concept of the “bank of mum and dad”. Some of this is borne out in the data – particularly the travel-loving, mortgage-dodging bits – but Australian millennials (born between 1976 and 1990) […]
We’ve got it all wrong on millennials
Markets

Here’s what the typical American worker earns at every age

Workers’ salaries vary by age, with older workers tending to make more than younger workers. Using data from the US Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey, Business Insider estimated the median income for full-time, year-round workers at every age. Incomes tended to gradually increase with age among workers in their […]
Here’s what the typical American worker earns at every age
Markets

Here’s how Australian population growth compares to other nations

Australia’s population increased rapidly over the past decade, lifting by 3.755 million, or 17.9%, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). As at the end of last year, Australia’s resident population stood at 24.771 million, putting it on track to hit 25 million by early August this year based […]
Here’s how Australian population growth compares to other nations
Markets

Russia has a plan to tackle its ‘demographic squeeze’

Russia’s prime minister said Thursday the government wants to raise the retirement age. He also said the country could also see higher value-added tax rates. The proposals are aimed at raising government revenue amid a falling working-force population. In efforts to tackle demographic challenges to Russia’s economy, Moscow looks poised […]
Russia has a plan to tackle its ‘demographic squeeze’
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Here’s what’s driving population growth across Australia

Australia’s population is quickly closing in on 25 million, currently standing at 24.934 million, according to estimates from the ABS. In the year to September 2017, Australia’s population increased by 395,600, or 1.63%, largely reflecting strong growth in net overseas migration. Strong net interstate migration from New South Wales is […]
Here’s what’s driving population growth across Australia
Markets

Here’s how many Americans there are at each age and sex

The US Census Bureau recently released estimates of the 2017 US population by sex and year of age. That demographic data is often represented in a population pyramid. The US population pyramid clearly shows the ageing baby boomer generation and the maturing millennial generation. America as a whole is getting […]
Here’s how many Americans there are at each age and sex
Markets

Here’s where immigrants are moving to in the US

The US Census Bureau recently released estimates of how much net international migration added or subtracted from the populations of the 3,142 counties and county equivalents in the country between 2016 and 2017. Most counties saw at least some population growth from immigration, with coastal cities and border areas among […]
Here’s where immigrants are moving to in the US
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Here’s where Americans are moving to and from

The Census Bureau recently released estimates of how US counties’ populations changed between 2016 and 2017. The estimates include data on what counties attracted the most domestic migration, or Americans moving from one place to another within the country. Americans move around a lot. The US Census Bureau recently released […]
Here’s where Americans are moving to and from
Markets

Here are the US counties where more people are dying than being born

The US is a dynamic and growing country, and the ways in which different regions’ populations change are fascinating. The US Census Bureau recently released its annual estimates of how the populations of each of the 3,142 counties and county equivalents in the US changed from 2016 to 2017. One […]
Here are the US counties where more people are dying than being born
News

NO ENTRY: How Japan’s shockingly low refugee intake is shaped by the paradox of isolation, a demographic time bomb, and the fear of North Korea

Japan has one of the world’s toughest asylum policies. Despite having the third-largest economy, last year the nation accepted only 20 refugees. Strict policies, geography, and history have limited asylum-seekers’ access to Japan, while a general preference for its homogeneous society means citizens have little motivation to push for change. […]
NO ENTRY: How Japan’s shockingly low refugee intake is shaped by the paradox of isolation, a demographic time bomb, and the fear of North Korea
Markets

This nifty table from the CBA has a heap of information about the Australian economy

Now here’s a great resource for anyone involved in Australian financial markets. From the Commonwealth Bank, it shows a wide variety of economic, political, demographic and fiscal information about Australia and its states and territories. Something definitely worth bookmarking for the future. (Note the CoreLogic dwelling price figure for Australia […]
This nifty table from the CBA has a heap of information about the Australian economy
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If the world were only 100 people, here’s what it would be like

There are approximately 7.5 billion people on Earth today. At such a large scale, it’s hard to visualise how we compare to one another. It’s much easier if we imagine there are only 100 people in the world. If that was the case, 18 of those 100 people wouldn’t have […]
If the world were only 100 people, here’s what it would be like
Lifestyle

Here’s when you’re probably getting divorced

The Census Bureau tracks patterns in marital status by age among Americans. In recent years, older Americans are more likely to have been divorced, separated, or in a second or later marriage than in previous decades, while younger Americans are more likely to be never married or in a first […]
Here’s when you’re probably getting divorced
News

Here’s when you’re probably getting married

People have tended to get married at later ages in recent years. In 1962, 90% of 30-year-olds had been married at least once. By 2017, only 53.6% of 30-year-olds had been married. It’s was just Valentine’s Day, and couples are celebrating their love for each other. Many of those couples, […]
Here’s when you’re probably getting married
Markets

Here are the US states where more people are dying than being born

The Census Bureau released its estimates for how each state’s population changed between 2016 and 2017. One of the components is “natural population change,” or net births minus deaths. Most states had a positive natural change, but two states had more deaths than births. The US Census Bureau recently released […]
Here are the US states where more people are dying than being born
Tech

Japan’s ‘demographic time bomb’ has led to the rise of drive-thru funerals

A Japanese funeral parlor has begun offering drive-thru funerals to accommodate people with disabilities. The move reflects Japan’s rapidly ageing population. This widespread ageing, combined with Japan’s low fertility rate, have created what economists call a “demographic time bomb.” Over the last decade, Japan has become what economists refer to […]
Japan’s ‘demographic time bomb’ has led to the rise of drive-thru funerals
Tech

Singapore is on the brink of a ‘demographic time bomb’

Singapore’s low fertility rate and ageing population have put the country on a dangerous path. If the course doesn’t reverse, experts say it could become a “demographic time bomb.” These “time bombs” result in shrinking economies and breakdowns in the social fabric. Over the last decade, low fertility and widespread […]
Singapore is on the brink of a ‘demographic time bomb’
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IMMIGRATION BOOM: A record 28% of Australians were born overseas

Australia is a multicultural society, and data released today only helps to underline that point. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), a record 28.5%, or 6.9 million, of Australia’s total population was born overseas as at the end of June last year, driven largely by strong immigration levels […]
IMMIGRATION BOOM: A record 28% of Australians were born overseas
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This map shows population density across Australia

Courtesy of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), here’s a great map showing population density across Australia in June 2016. As you would expect, the highest population density is seen in Australia’s capital cities, while other parts of the country are near-empty, reflecting Australia’s unique geography. According to the ABS, […]
This map shows population density across Australia
Markets

CHARTS: Melbourne’s population is growing faster than Sydney’s

Australian population growth is accelerating again, growing by 372,000 to 24.386 million people in the 12 months to December last year, according to data released by the ABS this morning. At 1.55%, it was the fastest population increase in percentage terms in the past three years. And the bulk of […]
CHARTS: Melbourne’s population is growing faster than Sydney’s
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Australia’s population just hit 24.5 million

Australia’s population just topped 24.5 million, based on projections from the ABS. Here’s the bureau’s population clock just a few minutes ago: According to the ABS, Australia’s estimated residential population stood at 20.828 million at the end of the June quarter of 2007, nearly a decade ago.
Australia’s population just hit 24.5 million
Markets

The truth behind Australia’s record economic run

The Australian economy continues to grind out growth, registering a modest expansion in economic activity in the first three months of 2017. It took Australia’s run without experiencing a technical recession — loosely defined as two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth — to 103 quarters, equaling the record, held […]
The truth behind Australia’s record economic run
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Sydneysiders are ditching the big smoke in favour of greener pastures

An increasing number of Australians are ditching their city lifestyles, opting instead to live in regional areas both on the coast and inland. Yes, the sea change, or tree change as it has become known, is gathering pace, particularly in southeast Queensland. Nothing demonstrates this internal shift in Australia’s populace […]
Sydneysiders are ditching the big smoke in favour of greener pastures
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Australia is now home to a record number of people who were born overseas

More Australians than ever before were born in another country. According to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS today, 28.5%, or 6.5 million, of Australia’s 24.1 million population were born in another country, with the fastest growth recorded in those born in China and India which more […]
Australia is now home to a record number of people who were born overseas