GOING FOR THE WALKS: Towns in the state’s south are in a league of their own in terms of population density and population growth.
But as population growth slows, so too do the challenges faced by rural communities in the north of the state.
The report, published on Wednesday by the Bureau of Statistics, highlights some of the towns and cities in the south that have taken on the challenge of meeting the needs of the growing population.
The bureau’s population density report, for example, shows Townsville is the most densely populated of NSW’s three regional capitals.
Townsville, a community of about 5,000 people, has an average of just over 10,000 residents.
A new town of about 7,000 to 7,500 residents has an annual population of more than 25,000.
Towns on the north coast are also experiencing rapid growth, with population growth exceeding 10 per cent in some areas.
The biggest growth has been in the inner-Melbourne region, where there are nearly 25,600 residents, and more than 12,000 more people living in the regional suburbs.
The area is expected to have more than 10,500 new residents in 2030, which would mean a population increase of about 25 per cent.
This area has been home to more than 8,600 people, which is a massive population increase.
The population of the suburbs has also increased rapidly, with the area now having about 1,600 more people.
These figures do not include a small population of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living across the south-east of the NSW border.
These people make up about 3 per cent of the total population.
More than two-thirds of the population of Townsville have a non-Indigenous background.
This includes more than 70 per cent who are people of mixed heritage.
Towns with a high number of Indigenous residents The report also shows Townsman, where just over 2,000 indigenous people live, has become a hotspot of the growth of the city.
The regional capital of Towns with the highest population growth is Manly, where population growth has reached about 11 per cent a year.
The city is also home to many of the major centres of tourism and manufacturing in the country.
Townsman has also been the site of a recent high-profile protest by the Aboriginal and Muslim community against the proposed relocation of the former Government-owned Morningside Hotel and Casino to a new site.
The project has been the subject of several court challenges by the community.
The Bureau of Statistic’s report shows Townsmans population growth rate has been growing at a rate of 11.5 per cent, with nearly half the population now living in one of the most heavily populated areas of the regional city.
Towns’ population growth figures show the town has been seeing a rapid increase in the last three years, with an average population increase in a year of almost 20 per cent for the past six years.
This compares with the growth rate for Sydney, where the population grew at a faster rate of around 3 per day.
Towns is also a major centre for the export of goods from the north to the rest of the country, and a key export hub for many other regional towns.
A significant part of the development of Towns has been fuelled by the booming Chinese market.
In fact, the local economy is growing in terms a proportion of its gross domestic product (GDP).
Townsman and nearby Wodonga, which has about 3,000 jobs, have been hit hard by the economic downturn.
The state’s main industries are tourism and the mining industry.
However, in recent years, the boom in the Chinese market has seen significant numbers of locals leaving their homes to work in the area, with most of the jobs going to overseas Chinese workers.
Towns has also experienced rapid population growth over the last decade, as the city has attracted new residents from around the world.
In the decade up to 2011, there were more than 1,500 Chinese residents in Towns.
Towns also has a significant number of Australian and overseas Chinese communities.
More recently, there have been concerns about a growing number of Chinese students from Towns.
The growth in Chinese students has come as the number of overseas Chinese students studying in Towns has decreased.
Towns was also the home of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which have been targeted for development.
The town is also the site for the largest airport in the world, which provides a link between the rest and the city and has been used by international travellers.
Towns, however, has seen a major influx of asylum seekers in recent times, with more than a million people arriving over the past year.
A growing number are arriving from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and other Asian countries.
The arrival of asylum-seekers in Towns is seen by the government as a huge economic issue.
The federal government has been criticised by local authorities for not doing enough to control the influx.
In response to a recent report by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Towns Mayor