Population Growth

Job makers, not takers

The Committee for Adelaide supports sustainable population growth to address skill shortages and grow South Australia economically, socially and culturally.

Deloitte has found that reaching a population of 2 million by 2027 would inject an extra $38b into our economy and create 59,000 extra jobs while studies – such as a series of reports released by Adelaide University’s Centre for Economic Studies – show that every migrant meeting an unmet need creates one extra job in our community. In other words, migrants are jobs makers, not takers.

The Committee for Adelaide has made a number of submissions outlining how the migration system can be changed to better meet the needs of South Australian businesses and organisations: