Intermarriage in Australia: patterns by birthplace, ancestry, religion and indigenous status a report using data from the 2006 Census
reportposted on 2017-11-23, 00:12 authored by Genevieve Heard, SIEW-EAN KHOO, Bob Birrell
Birthplace, ancestry, religion and indigenous status are traditionally strong determinants of partner choice. Where marriage occurs across group boundaries, it is therefore of much interest, particularly in a culturally diverse nation such as Australia. A key indicator of social integration, intermarriage in Australia reflects the erosion of longstanding social and cultural divisions between indigenous and non-indigenous people, between Catholics and Protestants and those of other faiths, and between those of Anglo-Celtic descent and those of other ethnic backgrounds. This report shows that the barriers to intermarriage in Australia are ever weaker, and explores the implications of this trend for our society.
Centre for Population and Urban Research, Monash University for the Australian Bureau of Statistics Census Analytic Program.
Format iii, 40 p.
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