In a recent survey carried out by the Australian National University (ANU) has revealed that most Australians are no longer in support of an increase in the population of the country due to fear that this would make the price of houses rise above levels payable by ordinary people. While the Morrison government and the Shorten opposition cook up different strategies for the population policy in the run-up for the coming elections, the ANU realized that of every 10 Australians, only three of them think that more people are needed in the country. A similar survey was held in 2010, and 45% of the population were positive that the nation should admit more people in. The present point drop by 15% is caused by a massive reduction in the number of males who voted in favor of Immigration in Australia as of 2010. The percentage of Australian males who support immigration to the country has reduced to 38.4%. The current percentage of females who wanted the population of Australia to grow has dropped from 38.5% as at 2010 to a current population of 28.2%. Within the last year, the population of Australia has risen by 390,500 people. Of all these people, 61% of them came in through net migration from other countries. On a daily basis, the public becomes more uncomfortable with the rate of immigrants influx to Australia. To this end, the Australian government has considered cutting down its Immigration cap, which is currently 190,000. It is expected that the intake for 2019/2020 financial year which would be fixed during the April budget could be about 160,000. The Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has called for a decrease in the number of Immigrants admitted yearly, stating how overly congested the roads, buses, and trains are. The reason behind the low number of supporters of population increase could be largely traced to the issues associated with overcrowding in big cities in the country. From 2010 to date, the population of Australia has increased by over 2.5 million, and this huge number is concentrated in big cities.
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