Migrant families in Australia

Migrant families in Australia

A review of some social and demographic trends of non Anglo Saxon migrants 1947 to 1981

Des Storer

Historical publication— October 1981
Migrant families in Australia

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The paper points out that, since 1947, Australia has undergone a demographic revolution in terms of its ethnic composition. Some 3.5 million migrants have entered Australia and they have given birth to 2.2 million children. Of this migrant intake, 56 per cent is of non- British origin and accounts for nearly 70 per cent of Australia's post war population growth. The paper reviews the history of post war migration and the socioeconomic context in which migrants live and work. It examines the figures on marriage, family formation, children, divorce, employment and unemployment of migrants in Australia.   

AIFS Working Paper No 3

Publication details

Historical publication
Published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, October 1981.
19 pp.
Suggested citation:

Storer, D. (1981). Migrant families in Australia: A review of some social and demographic trends of non Anglo Saxon migrants from 1947 to 1981 (Working Paper No. 3). Melbourne: Institute of Family Studies.

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