Australia

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Macro analysis
The macro analysis describe the environmental factors of Australia with six steps. These steps could be defined as DEPEST; demographic factors, economical factors, political factors, ecological factors, social-cultural factors and technological factors.
Demographics (1+2)
Australia is one of the biggest countries in the world. Australia’s estimated resident population at June 2013 was 23,062,985. This is an increase of 1,12% over the previous year. Natural increase and oversea migration seem to be the most important factors for this increase. With this increase, Western Australia was the fastest growing part (2,2%) and the Nothern part the slowest (0.4%). The population of Australia if mainly concentrated in urban areas in the south-east and east. The major cities of Australia in 2012, according to the population, are:

- Sydney: 4.667 million
- Melbourne: 4.246 million
- Brisbane: 2.189 million
- Perth: 1.897 million
- Canberra (capital): 411,609

Population facts
The median age of the Australia’s population in 2012 was 37.9 years, with an average of 37.1 years for male and 38.6 years for women. In 1990, the median age was 32.1 years, so it could be expected that population ageing is projected to have significant implications for Australia over the next several decades. The median age of Australia’s population is expected to continue, with between 38.7 and 40.7 years in 2026 to between 41.9 and 45.2 years in 2056. As a consequence, this will influence health, labour force participation, housing and demand for skilled labour.

As was mentioned above, the population of Australia is mainly concentrated in the urban areas in the south-east and east (fig.1). In 2010, about 89% of the population was living in the urban areas, with exception of the capital…...

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