From surgeons to farmers, there is a demand for a range of skilled and unskilled jobs
There are many options and programs for recieving a high quality education
The Medicare system supports people financially as they are treated in quality facilities for reduced costs
Religion and Culture
A multicultural nation that celebrates and practices a range of cultures
People have family already in Australia or they want better opportunities for their families
Climate and Scenery
A mild climate with stunning visuals all accross the country
Transport, facilities and services are easily accessable by everyone
Steady financial growth and higher wages/salaries compared to other countries
Quality of life
Advanced technology, low pollution levels and a variety of servies result in a high quality of life
Why do people move away from their countries?
Persecution and lack of religous freedom
Unstable Economy and lack of jobs
War and conflic
High crime rates and poor safety
Poor healthcare and lack of sanitation
Where do they move to within Australia?
Where international migrants moved to in 2016-17
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Migration, Australia, 2016-17
Job avaliblity and the type of job
Certain countries tend to have people who enter certain professions, for example; people from central Africa tend to work on our farms
Scenery and climate
People may decide to settle in areas that have a similar climate or landscape to their home country or intentionally seek out something unfamiliar
Housing prices and cost of living
Certain parts of Australia are simply cheaper than others. Depending on the person's financial status, they may seek out more affordable areas
Family and Culture
People may intetionally seek out areas with family or people from the same county as them for the feeling of familiarity
What influences where they choose to live?
"We moved to Bankstown because the housing was cheaper and larger. We also had people from our old village there"
Elisávet . P, aged 73, Bankstown resident
Source: Interview, September 2018
Migrants moved to the city of Canterbury Bankstown from 2011 to 2016
Where family and other people from that culture are located
Housing prices and cost of living
Typed of jobs and job avalibility in the area
Scenery and weather
Impacts of international migration
Economic Benefits: More workers mean more people can pay taxes; which can then benefit other parts of Australia. Businesses also contribute to the economy and locally, they provide jobs. The money can then go to improving infrustructure and a variety of government initatives
Educational Benefits: Migrants who have received an education overseas may possess knowledge that is not taught or commonly known in Australia. They can then teach others in schools or in their workplace. Migrants and their children also tend to perform better in school.
Health Benefits: Many of our doctors and nurses are migrants, allowing the general population to recieve medical attention. Migrants must be free of health issues, so statistically, they make the Australian population healthier.
Multiculturalism: Migrants bring with them their culture. Exposure to different cultures increases people's understanding of eachother and promotes diversity. It can also be enjoyable to explore other people's culture. Resturants, churches, bakeries and specialty shops are built where there are a large number of migrants of a certain enthicity.
Social Benefits: Migrants can bring with them new innovations which ultimately benefits societies. They support small towns and communities by choosing to settle in them, which improves the social infrastructure.
Some examples of the impact of migrants in the Canterbury Bankstown area are:
A lebanese food store
An Asian supermarket
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A Greek Orthodox church and high school.
An Italian restaurant
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Primary data: An interview conducted in September, 2018 with Elisávet. P - A Bankstown resident
Observations while passing through the area in 2018