The demographic diversity of migrant populations in Australia

James Raymer, Australian National University
Yanlin Shi, Australian National University
Tom Wilson, Charles Darwin University

Australia has one of the largest proportions of migrant populations in the developed world with a highly regulated system of immigration control. However, not all migrants are the same, and the situation of migrant populations within Australia vary greatly according to where they come from and where they settle. This paper provides a detailed account of the demographic diversity of migrant populations in Australia between 2006 and 2011. We find huge differences in the population growth, settlement and ageing patterns. The results provide a means for better understanding both the short and long-term consequences of migration coming from a multitude of places around the world.

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Presented in Poster Session 2