With the economic recovery well underway, the long term economic impact of COVID-19 is now receiving more attention. The closure of the international border has turned Net Overseas Migration negative – the pace of population growth has fallen to its lowest level in over a century. This shift is having a profound (and in some cases surprising) impact on the domestic economy, the housing market, and construction sector activity.
In this panel discussion session, our Chief Economist Sarah Hunter, Principal Economist Sean Langcake, and Principal Building Economist Tim Hibbert will discuss the following:
When and how we expect the border to re-open,
What the latest visa application and grant data suggests about the recovery in overseas migration over the next five years,
How this recovery will feed through to individual states, and what this will mean for economic activity,
How internal migration and birth rates have responded to the pandemic, and what this will mean for the local economy.
We will be repeating the same webinar to cater for the difference in time zones between the Americas, APAC and EMEA:
APAC - Thursday 15th April | 13:00 pm AEST
EMEA - Friday 16th April | 10:00 am BST
Americas - Friday 16th April | 16:00 EDT