The Scanlon Foundation Research Institute is an initiative of the Scanlon Foundation and furthers its belief that Australia’s future prosperity, underpinned by continued population growth, will depend on our ability to maintain, foster and support social cohesion in our communities amidst ever-growing cultural diversity.
Research on immigration, population and related matters comes from academic institutions, independent think tanks and commentators. This is vital, important work, and it deserves an influential place in the public consciousness. To ensure that happens, it must be consolidated and interpreted in a way so as to be digestible and practically usable by the people and organisations working directly in communities. That’s what the Institute does. It links thought to action to ensure debate drives the agenda and empowers the critical thinking that will drive our country’s interests.
This website brings together Australian Government statistics to provide a single source of truth for current migration statistics. Each chart sorts and compares publicly available data to explain Australia’s migration and population story.
All sources are transparently marked and linked. As new or updated data becomes available, we’ll add it to this site. By showcasing reliable data, and making it more accessible, this site aims to inform public discussion and understanding of migration and population in Australia.