Each Mapping Social Cohesion national survey builds on the previous year and informs the Scanlon-Monash Index (SMI) of Social Cohesion. The surveys have been undertaken since 2007 where the original survey provided the benchmark against which the SMI is then measured.
This report presents the findings of the latest Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion national surveys. The report builds on the knowledge gained through the fourteen earlier national surveys (2007, 2009-21).
The Australian Cohesion Index is published every two years, combining attitudinal data gathered through the Mapping Social Cohesion Survey with objective indicators from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and other sources. It brings more depth and context to the picture of social cohesion in Australia to drive informed debate and decisions.
‘You can’t be what you can’t see’ - The participation of migrant communities in Australia’s political system
In our ninth narrative, author Caroline Zielinski explores if there is a fair and equitable inclusion of migrant communities in Australia’s political system.