Journal article

The Sources and Diversity of Immigrant Population Change in Australia, 1981-2011

James Raymer, Yanlin Shi, Qing Guan, Bernard Baffour, Tom Wilson

Demography | SPRINGER | Published : 2018

Abstract

Australia has one of the largest percentages of immigrant populations in the developed world with a highly regulated system of immigration control and regular censuses to track their changes over time. However, the ability to explain the population change through the demographic components of immigration, emigration, and death by age and sex is complicated because of differences in measurement and sources of information. In this article, we explore three methods for reconciling the demographic accounts from 1981 to 2011 for the Australia-born and 18 foreign-born population groups. We then describe how the immigrant populations have changed and what has contributed most to that change. We fin..

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