australia predictions for 2050

Read 24 predictions about Australia in 2050, a year that will see this country experience significant change in its politics, economics, technology, culture, and environment. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.

International relations predictions for Australia in 2050

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Politics predictions for Australia in 2050

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Government predictions for Australia in 2050

Government related predictions to impact Australia in 2050 include:

  • With 8.5 million residents, Melbourne overtakes Sydney as Australia's most populous city. In 2019, Melbourne's population was 4.9 million. Likelihood: 75%1

Economy predictions for Australia in 2050

Economy related predictions to impact Australia in 2050 include:

  • Australia falls to the 28th largest global GDP. In 2019, Australia was the 13th largest. Likelihood: 50%1

Technology predictions for Australia in 2050

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Culture predictions for Australia in 2050

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Defense predictions for in 2050

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Infrastructure predictions for Australia in 2050

Infrastructure related predictions to impact Australia in 2050 include:

  • Renewable sources are now supplying 92% of Australia's energy nationally. Likelihood: 70%1
  • Renewable energy sources supply 200% of Australia's domestic energy needs, leading to an ample supply available for export. Likelihood: 50%1
  • Australia's population now exceeds 40 million. The population has grown steadily at an average of 1.6% per year since 2018. Likelihood: 50%1
  • Boeing's hypersonic plane offers five-hour flights from Australia to Europe. The aircraft can fly at 6,500 km/h. Likelihood: 60%1

Environment predictions for Australia in 2050

Environment related predictions to impact Australia in 2050 include:

  • Australia is falling short of its goals to be a carbon-neutral nation by the end of this year. Likelihood: 60%1
  • One million new trees have been planted across the country since 2019. Likelihood: 90%1
  • The winter season is now seeing temperatures that are 3.8 degrees warmer than they were in 2019. Likelihood: 40%1
  • Koala bears are now extinct. Likelihood: 60%1

Science predictions for Australia in 2050

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Health predictions for Australia in 2050

Health related predictions to impact Australia in 2050 include:

  • Over 3 million Australians are receiving aged care, which is triple the amount in 2019. The eldercare industry now employs over one million people, up from 366,000 in 2019. Likelihood: 75%1

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January 7, 2022. Last updated January 7, 2020.

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