Population growth has profound impacts on Australian life, and sorting myths from facts can be difficult. This article is part of our series, Is Australia Full?, which aims to help inform a wide-ranging and often emotive debate. 

This article examines the notion of migrants “using up” an allocation of limited resources, whether jobs, housing, or seats on trains, and challenges it by testing data compiled by WESTIR Ltd from the 2016 Census.

The data WESTIR Ltd provided can be found in the link below.