3413.0 - Migrant Statistics News, Apr 2009  
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A Picture of the Nation: the Statistician's Report on the 2006 Census was released on 29 January 2009. This report gives a detailed insight into our culture and peoples providing us with exciting new way of looking at Australia.

Not just your standard statistical publication A Picture of the Nation has analysed the latest ABS Census data and identified emerging differences and similarities between the five age-based generation groups of; Oldest (aged 80+), Lucky (60 to 79), Baby Boomers (40 to 59), Gen X and Y (20 to 39) and the iGeneration (0 to 19).

While the report takes a detailed look at generational trends, it has also captured trends that have emerged within the life-cycle groups such as working mothers, migrants, empty nesters, people with a need for assistance and many more.

Did you know?

  • At the time of the 2006 Census, Australia was home to 4.4 million overseas born people, making up one quarter of all Australian residents.
  • Ongoing growth in arrivals from Asia has resulted in large increases in the number of Buddhists, Muslims, and Hindus and in 2006, these three faiths collectively accounted for 907,000 affiliates compared to 468,000 a decade earlier in 1996.

For a unique look into contemporary Australian society you can't go past A Picture of the Nation, an invaluable statistical reference.

To purchase your copy of A Picture of the Nation for $25.00, phone 1300 135 070, alternatively you may download chapters free from the ABS website: www.abs.gov.au/about/print2070.0