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Category jumping: trends, demographic impact and meaurement issues

Khoo, Siew-Ean; McDonald, Peter


The net overseas migration component used to estimate the resident population is based on net permanent and long-term (12 months or more) movements into and out of Australia. From July 1976 onwards, net overseas migration has included an adjustment for category jumping. Because of current concerns with the volatility of category jumping estimates and its impact on net overseas migration and population estimates, this study was undertaken to: * Examine the reasons for the recent volatility in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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