Populations are shaped by the interaction of the ever-changing processes of birth, death and migration. Demographic transition to low fertility and low mortality in industrialised populations is accompanied by population ageing. Migration may be viewed as a response to inequalities in ageing and socio-economic development with far-reaching policy implications.
Researchers and Research Areas of Expertise
Dr Bernard Baffour: Survey Methodology; Official Statistics; Statistical Methods for Sparse Data; Migration; Indigenous Demography
Dr Barbara Edgar (Adjunct): Migration; Population Ageing and Health
Dr David Lucas : Migration to Australia from the UK and Africa; Ancestry and diaspora; Demography & Population; Immigration & Multiculturalism; Public Policy – Health
Dr James Jupp: Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific; Migration; Australian History; Australian Government and Politics; Asian History; Population Trends and Policies
Prof James Raymer: Migration; Human Geography; Demography
The demographic consequences of migration to, from and within Australia: Funding provided by the Australian Research Council as a 2015 Discovery Project Grant. This study is about understanding the specific contributions made by both international migration and internal (domestic) migration to long-term demographic change.
Overcoming the problems of inconsistent migration data in the Asia Pacific: Funding provided by the Australian Research Council as a 2017 Discovery Project Grant. The proposed research addresses a fundamental gap in our knowledge about the population movements in the Asia-Pacific region by developing statistical models to harmonise and estimate the annual flows by origin, destination, age and sex.
- Raymer, J, Liu, N, Bai, Xujing & Wilson, Tom (2020) Reconciliation of Australian demographic data to study immigrant population change across space and time, Spatial Demography, Springer, 1-31.
- Raymer, J, Liu, N & Bai X, (2019) Age articulation of Australia’s International Migration. In Franklin R. (eds) Population, Place and Spatial Interaction, New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives, vol 40, Springer, Singapore, 171-200.
- Abel, Guy, Raymer, James & Guan, Qing (2019) Driving factors of Asian international migration flows, Asian Population Studies, Published online: 25 Sep 2019
- Raymer, James, Bai, Xujing, Liu, Nan & Wilson, Tom (first online 4 September 2019) Estimating a Consistent and Detailed Time Series of Immigration and Emigration for Sub-state Regions of Australia, Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, pp 1-29.
- Baffour, Bernard & Raymer, James (2019) Estimating multiregional survivorship probabilities for sparse data: An application to immigrant populations in Australia, 1981–2011, Demographic Research, Vol 40, 18, 463-502.
This list summarises recent publications by researchers in the ANU School of Demography. For an expanded list of publications, please refer to individual researcher profiles linked above.
In the media
- Migrants leaving regional Australia at record levels, ANU News, 16 May 2019.
- New migrants 'fleeing' regional Australia for city life, Kallios, Natasha, SBS News, 17 May 2019.
- Why immigration has disappeared from the election campaign, Seo, Bo, Financial Review, 16 May 2019.