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ERIC Number: ED419054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Ancestry Groups in Australia: A Descriptive Overview. Working Papers on Multiculturalism No. 3.
Jones, F. L.
As the number and size of different ethnic groups in the Australian population has increased, so has the demand for a measure of ethnicity that goes beyond data collected in earlier Australian censuses, including birthplace, religion, race, and more recently, birthplace of parents. This report and the data in the attached sets of Appendix tables provide a descriptive overview of the social and demographic characteristics of 57 distinct ancestry groups in Australia, separately for each of 3 immigrant generations. The first consists of people born in countries other than Australia, and the second consists of people born in Australia with one or both parents born overseas. The third and older generations comprise people born in Australia of Australian parentage. Data used to prepare the tables in this report come from six special tabulations prepared by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The following chapters are included: (1) "Ethnicity in the Australian Census"; (2) "Ancestry and Immigrant Generations in the 1986 Census"; (3) "Cautionary Remarks on Immigrant Generations"; (4) "Urban/Rural Residence, Ancestry, and Immigration Generation"; (5) "Age Structure, Ancestry, and Immigrant Generation"; (6) "Ancestry, Immigrant Generation, and School-Leaving Age"; (7) "Ancestry, Immigrant Generation, and Qualifications"; (8) "Ancestry, Immigrant Generation, and Economic Activity"; (9) "Ancestry, Immigrant Generation, and Occupation"; (10) "Ancestry, Immigrant Generation, and Family Income"; and (11) "Ancestry, Immigrant Generation, and Religion." Appendixes contain tables on first-generation immigrants, second generation, and third- and earlier generation Australians. (Contains 81 tables, including those in appendixes, and 4 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Office of Multicultural Affairs, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Wollongong Univ., New South Wales (Australia). Centre for Multicultural Studies.