Are Australia’s suburbs swamped by Asians and Muslims? Countering political claims with data.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Australian urban areas
      Immigration
      multiculturalism
      One Nation
      residential segregation
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    • Abstract:
      Recent decades have seen substantial growth across many developed-world countries of right-wing populist political parties whose policies oppose immigration and multiculturalism as threats to the majority way of life there. These are exemplified in Australia by Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party, which was successful at elections there at the turn of the twenty-first century and again in 2016. Part of this party’s rhetoric focuses on the geography of immigrant groups in Australia’s cities, with claims that their members live in ghettos. Is that factually correct? Using data from the 2011 Australian census this paper analyses the distribution of Asians and Muslims (the two groups picked out by One Nation and its leader) at four spatial scales within the country’s 11 largest urban areas. It finds no evidence at all of intensive residential segregation of Muslims, and although there are concentrations of Asians—notably in Sydney and Melbourne—most residents claiming Asian ancestry live in neighbourhoods and suburbs where they form a minority (in many cases a small minority) only of the local population. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Department of Human Geography, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
      2School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
      3Department of Environmental Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
    • ISSN:
      0004-9182
    • Accession Number:
      10.1080/00049182.2017.1329383
    • Accession Number:
      125433793
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FORREST, J. et al. Are Australia’s suburbs swamped by Asians and Muslims? Countering political claims with data. Australian Geographer, [s. l.], v. 48, n. 4, p. 457–472, 2017. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 18 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Forrest J, Johnston R, Siciliano F, Manley D, Jones K. Are Australia’s suburbs swamped by Asians and Muslims? Countering political claims with data. Australian Geographer. 2017;48(4):457-472. doi:10.1080/00049182.2017.1329383.
    • APA:
      Forrest, J., Johnston, R., Siciliano, F., Manley, D., & Jones, K. (2017). Are Australia’s suburbs swamped by Asians and Muslims? Countering political claims with data. Australian Geographer, 48(4), 457–472. https://doi.org/10.1080/00049182.2017.1329383
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Forrest, James, Ron Johnston, Frank Siciliano, David Manley, and Kelvyn Jones. 2017. “Are Australia’s Suburbs Swamped by Asians and Muslims? Countering Political Claims with Data.” Australian Geographer 48 (4): 457–72. doi:10.1080/00049182.2017.1329383.
    • Harvard:
      Forrest, J. et al. (2017) ‘Are Australia’s suburbs swamped by Asians and Muslims? Countering political claims with data’, Australian Geographer, 48(4), pp. 457–472. doi: 10.1080/00049182.2017.1329383.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Forrest, J, Johnston, R, Siciliano, F, Manley, D & Jones, K 2017, ‘Are Australia’s suburbs swamped by Asians and Muslims? Countering political claims with data’, Australian Geographer, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 457–472, viewed 18 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Forrest, James, et al. “Are Australia’s Suburbs Swamped by Asians and Muslims? Countering Political Claims with Data.” Australian Geographer, vol. 48, no. 4, Dec. 2017, pp. 457–472. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/00049182.2017.1329383.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Forrest, James, Ron Johnston, Frank Siciliano, David Manley, and Kelvyn Jones. “Are Australia’s Suburbs Swamped by Asians and Muslims? Countering Political Claims with Data.” Australian Geographer 48, no. 4 (December 2017): 457–72. doi:10.1080/00049182.2017.1329383.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Forrest J, Johnston R, Siciliano F, Manley D, Jones K. Are Australia’s suburbs swamped by Asians and Muslims? Countering political claims with data. Australian Geographer [Internet]. 2017 Dec [cited 2019 Oct 18];48(4):457–72. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=125433793&custid=s8280428