Pacific communities in Australia report

This report strives to provide a greater understanding and awareness of Pacific communities in Australia. Through the compilation of data gained from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, this document is the first of its kind on reviewing the human geography of Pacific people across various life domains in an Australian context.


This report provides a bigger picture on social trends of Pacific communities living in Australia. By gaining a better understand from the statistical evidence provided by the Australian census data, policy makers, researchers, educators and community based practitioners may be able to create responses that understand the attributes of the Pacific diaspora residing in Australia; and the respective challenges and successes experienced.