FACTBase Bulletin 33 - Connectivity of Perth’s Migrant Diasporas

This FACTBase Bulletin examines Perth’s in- and out-flow of migrants under the intensifying transnational paradigm of the Internet and social media technologies, like Facebook and Skype.

Key Findings
  • Migrant connectivity is impacted by socio-economic factors, measured by usage of Information Communications Technologies (ICT).
  • Migrants from more developed nations have a higher usage of ICT’s (and therefore more connectivity to their homeland).
  • Migrants from less developed nations have less usage if ICT, where usage is likely to be restricted to the higher income groups of the homeland.
  • Majority of all education qualifications were held by migrants from the UK, Maritime SE Asia, South and East Asia, and Southern Asia. The most highly educated nations (having either a masters or a PhD) were Southern and Chinese Asia, North America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
  • According to the Census, first generational Australian in Greater Perth identify more strongly with their ethnicity than second generation Australians.
Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.