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Alternative Net Migration Estimates for Australia: Exploding the Myth of a Rapid Increase in Numbers

McDonald, Peter; Khoo, Siew-Ean; Kippen, Rebecca


Record net overseas migration? Net overseas migration estimates published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) indicate a very substantial increase in migration across the financial years from 1997/98 to 2002/03 (Table 1). The estimates for the most recent year have been described in the media as ‘a new record level’ for Australian migration. Respected journalist, Ross Gittens, writing in the Sydney Morning Herald (August 20, 2003) stated: ‘far from falling, net migration has been on...[Show more]

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Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: People and Place


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