Offering a wealth of data on our multicultural society, the Scanlon Foundation recently released its Mapping Social Cohesion report.
Here are some of the fascinating findings:
- At 6.87 million people (28% of the population) Australia has the highest overseas-born population in OECD countries
- 83% of the overseas born population lives in capital cities
- 61% of the Australian-born population live in capital cities
- 67% of the total population lives in capital cities
- Members of faith groups other than Christian increased by 84% between 2006 and 2016 – from 1.1 million to 2 million
- Over 70% of respondents supported a reduction to immigration in the early 1990s, but since 2000, most surveys indicate that support has become the majority viewpoint.
- 20% of respondents say they experienced discrimination in the last 12 months due to their skin colour, ethnic origin or religion, an increase from 9% in 2007
The research builds on the knowledge gained through the nine earlier Scanlon Foundation national surveys in 2007 and 2009-2016, which provide the first series of detailed surveys on social cohesion, immigration and population issues.
You can download the report here.
Or check out the findings on the survey’s microsite.