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

Current Projects

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.

Recent Publications

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

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