No. of attendees: 30
Host name: Chris Loader
Scribe: Samithree Rajapaksha
What was discussed?
The trends in Population Density, Population Growth, Car Ownership and Dwelling Occupancy in Australia (Mainly focusses on Melbourne) over the past years.
Claimed that the default density calculation is misleading as low density areas of non urban land were included in calculation. Therefore suggests to calculate weighted densities instead of simple population density.
Melbourne is only growing in higher densities not in lower densities
Density near CBD increasing rather than in outer suburbs
There’s a decline in the population in lower density areas over the past years.
In Melbourne Car ownership hasn’t increased at all.
In Melbourne there's significant decline in private dwelling occupancy level as well.