2902.0 - Census Update (Newsletter), Mar 2004  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/03/2004   
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As featured in the previous edition of Census Update, the ACAP program is well underway. The program is a joint venture between the ABS and some of Australia's leading social researchers and academics and consists of eight publication.

Each publication contains 2001 Census data in addition to data from other sources which greatly increases the use for valuable research and analysis.

Currently there are four research projects available:

Each of these publications are available free on the ABS web site.

There are four projects still to be released as part of the program which will become available progressively. The next two publications to be released are outlined below.

Australia's Most Recent Immigrants

A comprehensive analysis of Australian immigrants is provided in the ACAP publication; Australia's Most Recent Immigrants (cat. no. 2053.0), written by Professor Graeme Hugo of the National Centre for the Social Application of GIS at the University of Adelaide.

The publication explores how Australia's recent immigrants have adjusted to Australian conditions and factors such as their participation in the labour market and housing sector. It will also examine where recent immigrants live, their effects on population distribution and includes comparisons with older immigrants and those born in Australia.

Australians' Ancestry

Issues relating to ethnic diversity, ethnic intermixture and the development of the concept of "Australian Ancestry" are discussed in Australians' Ancestry (cat. no. 2054.0). The publication will examine the trends in ethnic diversity since 1986, the year a similar question on ancestry was asked in the census.

Researchers Dr Siew-Ean Khoo and Dr David Lucas of the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University look at issues such as persons stating multiple ancestries, patterns in ethnic intermarriage, birthplace groups and generational differences. The publication also includes the study of characteristics of those people who identified as being of "Australian" ancestry as a sole or multiple response in the 2001 Census.