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How do we make sense of a population as spread out and diverse as Australia? For years, we’ve looked to demographers to carve up, label, and stratify the public into groups and categories, in the hope that these overlapping identifiers might help us understand the shape of the nation. Such complex data rarely makes the front page, but can inform policy decisions that affect all of our lives. So how does it all work, and how can demography help us understand contemporary Australia?
The Migration Research Division at IOM Headquarters has a new internship opening. The selected candidate for this six months, home-based position will assist with a range of activities, such as desk-based research tasks to support the development of technical guidance on migration research and research projects to IOM field offices, assist with communications/dissemination activities related to the World Migration Report and other research outputs, and assist in the development of research project documentation, among other functions. The deadline for applications is 6 June 2021. Find out more and apply here.
The Second International Series of the Multidisciplinary Research Seminar of the Department of Demography, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka will be held on 5 June 2021 at 7:00 PM ACST (3:00 PM IST) on Zoom. Professor Gavin W. Jones (Emeritus Professor, Australian National University) will present on the topic "Sustainable development and changing demography in the Asia-Pacific".
Covid-19 has changed the way we look at how and where we work, study, move and live.
The Centre for Population recently released their analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics's Migration, Australia 2019-2020 data. This analysis, along with previous data releases, is now available on the Centre for Population's webpage.