The changing spatial distribution and concentration of Australia's Chinese and Vietnamese communities: an analysis of 1986-2006 Australian Population Census data

Coughlan, James E. (2008) The changing spatial distribution and concentration of Australia's Chinese and Vietnamese communities: an analysis of 1986-2006 Australian Population Census data. Journal of Population Research, 25 (2). pp. 161-182.

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Abstract

This paper describes the changing spatial distribution and concentration of Chinese and Vietnamese communities in Australia over the two past decades. The research analyses data of individuals (i) born in the People's Republic of China or Vietnam, (ii) of Chinese or Vietnamese ancestry, and (iii) who spoke Chinese or Vietnamese languages at home. Basic demographic and economic factors at the SLA level are considered to provide an initial discussion of meso-level factors which may have contributed to changes in Chinese-and Vietnamese-Australian distributions and concentrations since 1986.

As expected, from field observations, the data reveal a contrasting picture of the spatial distribution and concentration of the Chinese- and Vietnamese-Australian communities, and indicate that although a few areas of high Vietnamese spatial concentration have persisted into 2006, and a few areas of high' Chinese spatial concentration have developed since 1986, overall there is an increasing dispersion of both communities into the broader Australian community.

Item ID: 6663
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1835-9469
Keywords: Chinese; Vietnamese; geographic distribution; spatial distribution; Australia; concentration; changing
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2010 03:57
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1603 Demography > 160399 Demography not elsewhere classified @ 60%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl Planning) @ 20%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations @ 20%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9101 Macroeconomics > 910102 Demography @ 60%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare @ 20%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940116 Social Class and Inequalities @ 20%
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