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Economic Impacts of Migration and Population Growth

Commissioned study

This study has concluded. The research report was released on 17 May 2006.

The Productivity Commission was asked to undertake a research study on the productivity and economic impacts of migration and population growth.

The study:

  • reported on the nature of international migration flows
  • examined the impacts of migration on the skill levels of the Australian population and in industries and occupations
  • assessed the relationships between migration and population growth and workforce diversity
  • identified the ways in which migration and population growth impact on productivity
  • reported on legislative and other impediments which prevent Australia from realising potential productivity gains from migration and population growth
  • considered the impact of migration and population growth on labour force participation and economic growth more broadly.

Draft report

The draft report for this project is not available online.

Contact the Commission's Web Team to request an electronic copy.

Please note: The draft report is for research purposes only. For final outcomes of this study refer to the research report.