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Welcome to the School of Demography

The School of Demography was created on 1 October 2015 to acknowledge our historical achievements, current academic profile and strategic aim to be the leading demographic centre for research and training in the Asia and Pacific region. We currently conduct research in the core areas of:

  • family formation and change
  • mortality, longevity and ageing
  • international and internal migration.

We are also engaged with studies in Australia, Indonesia, China, Europe and South Africa.

The School of Demography was formerly the Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute (ADSRI).



Peter Hughes: Citizenship Test Mark II – How much juice can you squeeze out of an orange?

Posted on 25 April 2017 on John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations It seems that Coalition...

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Losing the plot on immigration policy - Peter Hughes

School of Demography visitor Peter Hughes has published an article on immigration policy through...

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ANU Appoints Australia’s First Female Professor of Demography

Professor Heather Booth, whose promotion in the School of Demography took effect in January, is now...

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Australian immigration policy at the crossroads

Friday, 2nd June 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Presented by: Peter Hughes

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Lessons from the evaluation of past local area population forecasts

Friday, 9th June 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Presented by: Tom Wilson

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ANU Demography

There are many scholars across the Australian National University (ANU) working on population-related issues. Here, you will find academics, news, seminars, and other activities across campus covering the field of demography.

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Updated: 29 May 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Head, School of Demography / Page Contact:  Website Administrator