Spatial integration of China-born immigrants in Australia: 1981-2016

Spatial integration of China-born immigrants in Australia: 1981-2016

The integration of immigrants is necessary for the economic vitality and cohesion among cultures in major receiving countries. While its main sources of immigration has shifted to skilled-based immigrants since mid-1990s, Australia has seen increasing numbers of professionals and highly educated arrivals from Asia. Among this group, international migration from mainland China to Australia is both historically significant and notable for its rise over the past 20 years. Successful integration of the China-born immigrants is therefore a pressing and important challenge for the areas in Australia that receive them as well as for the immigrants themselves. In this PhD final seminar, I will highlight the main contributions and key results from my thesis focusing on how the China-born immigrants have integrated across locations in Australia over time. In doing so, the patterns and key factors associated with their spatial integration will be presented, along with an examination of the variations between immigrants born in mainland China and those born in other major sending countries.

Qing Guan is a PhD candidate in the School of Demography. Her current research focuses on migration theory and modelling, integration of immigrants in Australia, and international migration in the Asia Pacific region. Her thesis employs a range of spatial, demographic, and statistical tools to investigate the spatial integration of recent Chinese immigrants in Australia. Qing received her Master of Social Research degree from ANU with a specialisation in Demography.



Date & time

Tue 17 Nov 2020, 2.30–3.30pm


Meeting ID: 865 6508 5605 P/W: 578891


Ms Qing Guan, PhD Candidate, School of Demography, ANU


Susan Cowan


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