Temporal variations in the spatial distribution of Australia's Chinese communities
Coughlan, James E. (2008) Temporal variations in the spatial distribution of Australia's Chinese communities. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association. Re-imagining Sociology , 2-5 December 2008, The University of Melbourne, VIC, Australia , pp. 1-28.
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The immigrant ethnic Chinese communities in Australia have emigrated from a diversity of countries, predominantly in the Asia-Pacific region, with the main source countries being Malaysia, the People's Republic of China, Singapore and Viet Nam, as well as Hong Kong Taiwan. In addition to these immigrant populations, there are also expanding second and later generations of Chinese-Australians.
This paper describes the changing spatial distribution and concentration of Chinese communities in Australia over the two past decades, through an examination of national Statistical Local Area (SLA) level data from recent Australian Censuses. Rather than focus analysis on country of birth data, this research analyses data of individuals (i) of Chinese ancestry and (ii) who spoke a Chinese language at home. A number of SLA factors are considered in an attempt to provide an initial discussion of meso-level factors which have contributed to changes in the Chinese-Australian distributions and concentrations.
The data reveal a contrasting picture of the spatial distribution and concentration of the Chinese-Australian communities, and indicate that there are few areas of 'high' Chinese spatial concentration, and that overall there is an increasing dispersion of Chinese-Australians into the broader Australian community.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)|
|Keywords:||Chinese-Australians; spatial distribution; geographic distribution; concentration; Australia; census data|
|FoR Codes:||16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1603 Demography > 160399 Demography not elsewhere classified @ 60%|
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations @ 20%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl Planning) @ 20%
|SEO Codes:||91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9101 Macroeconomics > 910102 Demography @ 60%|
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940116 Social Class and Inequalities @ 20%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare @ 20%
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