Dr Kim Johnstone

Kim Johnstone

Associate Director, Practice Lead Data Insights and Demographics

As Associate Director with Astrolabe Group, Kim brings an in-depth knowledge of population to understanding how communities transform. A demographer with over 20 years’ experience, Kim provides expert demographic advice to all levels of government and has worked with private and not-for-profit agencies to plan for the future.

Kim facilitated the development of an integrated Smart City project with a consortium of local councils, state government agencies and universities. The Western Parkland Sensor Network Project was successfully funded by the Australian Government and is now being implemented by partners. She also led development of a draft Smart City Strategy for Waverley City Council.

Kim was project lead for development of the Liverpool City Council Innovation Strategy (use link to our project case study). She has provided in-house support for School Infrastructure NSW staff to understand how population change influences demand on schools. Kim has also given demographic advice on key population issues that affect long-term planning for Liverpool City Council and the Hunter Joint Organisation of Councils.

Kim’s work has given her in-depth knowledge of population changes across Australia. She has worked for the NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure preparing population, household and dwelling projections, is a past Vice President of the Australian Population Association and currently sits on the editorial advisory board for the Australian Population Studies Journal. Her PhD research in the Northern Territory focused on Indigenous fertility, giving her insights into the complexities of population data affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Kim is well known for being able to present complex information in ways that diverse audiences can understand and showing the implications for communities. She led the Community Cabinet Women’s Forums in the Northern Territory during 2004-2006 and introduced a community outreach program on population for the NSW government in 2012.

Kim is also Vice-President of Family Planning NSW, Chair of the Family Planning NSW International Programme Advisory Committee and a member of the Family Planning NSW Ethics Committee.

Email: [email protected]

Phone number: 0408 277 487

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Memberships: Australian Population Association, Urban Design Institute Australia

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