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Episode 40 | How is the great Australian dream changing with population growth? | Simon Kuestenmacher, The Demographics Group


A demographer’s insights into the future of property.

Simon Kuestenmacher is one of Australia’s rising stars in the world of demography. Demographers study people and because property is all about where people live and what we live in, this is something we need to pay attention to. Simon is probably most well known to be the brains beside the renowned Bernard Salt at The Demographics Group.

Here’s some of what we learnt in this discussion:

  1. How an ageing population, death and high migration will shift Australian needs for housing.

  2. The population argument - for and against - and why it has lead to an awful outcome in terms of housing stock.

  3. The difference both old and new technology will make to the way we live and will we ever get high speed trains in this country?

Part researcher, part futurist, what an amazing glimpse into what could be ahead!

Chris Bates