The key drivers of human induced change to the environment are the economy and a growing population
The NSW population continues to increase; between 2012 and 2017 the annual average growth rate was 1.5%. Population growth is a key driver of human-caused changes to the environment.
people on average each year from 2012 to 2017
The NSW economy is shifting to a less resource-intensive, service-based economy.
of the NSW economy is service-based