We undertake pure and applied research and provide education and training in demography and population geography.

We focus in particular on demographic change at the local and regional level, both within Australia and overseas and encompasses theory, methodology and empirical analysis. 

Our research interests focus on population mobility, internal migration and the development of demographic forecasting models.

Our aims

We aim to:

  • provide a focus for pure and applied research on population-related issues, particularly those relating to Queensland, but also encompassing wider issues of national and international significance
  • develop and enhance the provision of training in demographic methods and the analysis of population-related issues
  • promote and advance understanding of population dynamics, their origins, processes and implications throughout academia, government, and the community
  • provide a focus for population-related research at The University of Queensland, with links across a number of faculties and areas of related interest.

Our ultimate goal is to establish ourselves as national and internationally recognised leaders in population-related research and teaching.