Where’s SA heading with its decreasing population growth?
As South Australia’s residents continue to make interstate migration, migration experts have warned that the State’s population growth may undergo a free-fall enroute to zero.
This means a crunch of economic problems that may worsen if changes to federal visa rules lead to a drop in the number of temporary and permanent migrants moving to SA.
The State is continuously losing more people than that it is receiving. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics figures, 6,400 more people moved interstate after their arrival in SA in 2015-16.
You know the crisis is real when you hear the government’s announcement to strip SA of one of its House of Representatives seats at the next federal election due to low population growth.