Public lecture on changing shape of UK-Australia migration

Tuesday, 6 May 2003

One of Australia's foremost demographers, Professor Graeme Hugo (Federation Fellow, Geographical & Environmental Studies), will give a free public lecture for the University of Adelaide's Centre for British Studies tomorrow (Wednesday, May 7).

The topic of the lecture is "Population Movement Between Australia and the United Kingdom: Recent Trends and Issues". The lecture will be held at 1.10pm in the Ira Raymond Room, in the Barr Smith Library, with attendance free and open to all.

The UK has been the largest single supplier of immigrants to Australia, with 5.8% of Australians being born in the UK and a similar number being born in Australia with a UK-born parent (figures from the 2001 Census).

However, with massive global shifts in international migration, the migration relationship between the two nations has undergone profound changes, particularly in the last decade. For example, the numbers of Australian-born moving on a permanent or long-term basis to the UK has increased substantially.

Using figures from the 2001 Census, arrival/departure information and survey results, Professor Hugo will explore the economic, social and demographic implications of these changes for Australia.


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