Perceived and actual share of immigrants in Australia 2018

This statistic presents the results of a survey on perceived percentage of immigrants in Australia as of October 2018. According to data published by Ipsos, respondents in Australia overestimated the proportion of immigrants in Australia by twelve percent. On average, the respondents thought that around 41 out of every 100 people in Australia were immigrants, when the actual share of immigrant population was around 29 percent in Australia.

Perceived and actual percentage of immigrants in Australia as of October 2018

Share of population
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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

Australia

Survey time period

September 28 to October 16, 2018

Number of respondents

approx. 1,000

Special properties

nationally representative sample

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

Survey question:
Out of every 100 people in Australia about how many do you think are immigrants (i.e. not born in Australia)?

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