The Sources and Diversity of Migrant Population Growth in Australia, 1981-2011
|7 March 2017
|16:00 - 17:15
|What is it:
|Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research
|Who is it for:
|University staff, Current University students, General public
|Professor James Raymer
Australia has one of the largest percentages of migrant populations in the developed world with a highly regulated system of immigration control and regular censuses to track their population 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 not possible due to differences in measurement and sources of information. In this paper, we utilise reconciled demographic accounts from 1981 to 2011 for 18 migrant groups to describe how the migrant populations have changed. We find the sources of migrant growth have varied considerably by country of birth and period of time. Migrants from Europe are currently the oldest and slowest growing populations, whereas those from elsewhere are growing rapidly and exhibit relatively young population age structures. Studying these patterns over time helps us to understand the nature of migration and its contributions to population change.
James is a Professor in the School of Demography at the Australian National University. His research interests include migration and dynamic population modelling. He has led projects on combining internal migration data, estimating consistent and complete matrices of international migration in Europe, and population forecasting in the United Kingdom. He is currently working on two Australian projects on developing improved population projections for the Indigenous population and studying the demographic consequences of migration to, from and within Australia. In 2017, he will lead a new project on overcoming the problems of inconsistent migration data in the Asia Pacific funded by the Australian Research Council.
Room: CMIST Seminar Room 2.07, Humanities Bridgeford Street.
Time: 4 pm to 5.15 pm
Date: 7th March 2017
No registration needed. All Welcome. Tea & coffee from 15:45.
Professor James Raymer
Organisation: Australian National University
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