Diversifying Australia: Immigration and demographics in the post-White Australia policy era

Presented by ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

Australia has one of the largest percentages of immigrant populations in the developed world, with both a highly regulated system of immigration control and regular censuses to track changes over time. This fascinating public talk will give an overview to how immigrant populations have evolved considerably by various measures over a 35 year period. The talk will explore not only the differences between migrant arriving in and leaving Australia, but how migrants move within Australia to respond to opportunities. This presentation is based on recent research by ANU School of Demography Professor James Raymer and colleagues, who provided, for the first time, a complete and consistent picture of recent demographic change within Australia.