But where are we REALLY from?

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Nick Wong , Luke Carter and 1 other member with an unpublished profile.

Project Description


We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which this project was developed on - the Jagera, Turrbul and Giabal nations, and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

Since the colonisation of lands belonging to our First Nations people in 1788, Australia is a country that has been marked by migration. Being girt by sea has meant for centuries Australians have arrived by boats.

While we are recognised as a multicultural country - one question remains - where are we all really from? Our migration policies have shaped us as a nation with the White Australia Policy restricting access for many years. But how have these policies changed over time and who calls Australia home now and into the future?

To look into these questions we’ve done a deep-dive into historical data to try and find some answers - using this as a basis to predict our migration into the future.

This analysis is important not only to the Government in understanding patterns in migration and the effect of policies over time, but also to citizens keen to gain an understanding of what has shaped us as a nation. As an educational tool - it is also useful for students researching migration to Australia.


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Data Story


This analysis is important not only to the Government in understanding patterns in migration and the effect of policies over time, but also to citizens keen to gain an understanding of what has shaped us as a nation. As an educational tool - it is also useful for students and teachers researching migration to Australia.

Historical data sets including the Register of immigrants 1864 to 1878; Australia and Refugees, 1901 2002: An Annotated Chronology Based on Official Source; and The Development of Australian immigration policy – memorandum with timeline; were used alongside the Australian Bureau of Statistics Data API and Australian Migration Statistics data set.


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Register of immigrants 1864 to 1878

Description of Use Added into map visualisation to showcase migration to Australia over time from different countries. https://github.com/WongResearch/TeamCoCo2021/blob/973a788743a5e1797abd5a0b4bf9eb428d8bbfb3/01-clean-data.ipynb#L42

Data Set

ABS Data API

Description of Use API call for Migration using ABS Data API. https://github.com/WongResearch/TeamCoCo2021/blob/973a788743a5e1797abd5a0b4bf9eb428d8bbfb3/01-clean-data.ipynb#L23

Data Set

Australian Migration Statistics

Description of Use Used to identify migration by country by year. https://github.com/WongResearch/TeamCoCo2021/blob/973a788743a5e1797abd5a0b4bf9eb428d8bbfb3/01-clean-data.ipynb#L69

Data Set

Australia and Refugees, 1901 2002: An Annotated Chronology Based on Official Sources

Description of Use Data transcribed into CSV for use in identifying immigration policy against year https://github.com/WongResearch/TeamCoCo2021/blob/a869cb6a5ca9367ad4ec4d1b899ded4adc7fa1fd/datasets/AusImmigrationPolicy.csv

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Development of Australian immigration policy – memorandum with timeline

Description of Use Data transcribed into CSV for use in identifying immigration policy against year

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Challenge Entries

Immigration

Queensland’s historical immigration open data is hugely popular. What insights can we gain from this and other related open data?

Eligibility: Must use at least one dataset from data.qld.gov.au.

Go to Challenge | 3 teams have entered this challenge.

Create a solution to a customer need using the ABS Data API

We are excited to provide innovators with machine to machine access to ABS Data and see what exciting customer solutions can be created. Here is a chance to draw in ABS Data and answer an important question through visualisation, mapping or even blending with other data sources. Create a solution to a customer need using data drawn from the ABS Data API.

Eligibility: Teams are encouraged to use datasets from a variety of sources, but at least one must be drawn from the ABS Data API.

Go to Challenge | 20 teams have entered this challenge.