Economic impacts of migration and population growth: Productivity Commission position paper


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Australia. Productivity Commission


The Productivity Commission, at the request of the Australian Government, has undertaken a research study on the productivity and economic impacts of migration and population growth. This study examined: the nature of international migration flows; the impacts of migration on the skill levels of the Australian population and in industries and occupations; the relationships between migration and population growth and workforce diversity; the ways in which migration and population growth impact on productivity; the legislative and other impediments which prevent Australia from realising...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Skills and knowledge; Outcomes; Demographics; Research; Culture and society; Economics; Performance; Labour market; Participation; Employment

Keywords: Trend; Population; Research project; Diversity; Economic growth; Economic implication; Labour supply; Productivity; Labour force participation

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Productivity Commission, 2005

Physical description: xxxi, 320 p.

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On cover: This is a position paper prepared for further public consultation and input. The Commission will finalise its report to the government after these processes have taken place.
Further information about this project may be found on the Productivity Commission website at:

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 85.411

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