Immigration and multiculturalism

Jan 15, 2019

Q. Do you think the levels of immigration into Australia over the past ten years has been…?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+ Apr 18
NET: Too high 56%   47% 67% 28% 77%   55% 57% 38% 58% 69% 64%
NET: Too low 12%   16% 5% 29% 3%   11% 12% 17% 11% 8% 5%
Much too high 33%   26% 37% 11% 57%   32% 34% 19% 35% 42% 37%
A little too high 23%   21% 30% 16% 20%   23% 23% 19% 23% 28% 27%
About right 26%   32% 25% 38% 16%   31% 22% 36% 24% 20% 23%
A little too low 7%   10% 4% 14% 2%   6% 8% 10% 7% 5% 4%
Much too low 4%   7% 1% 15% 1%   5% 4% 6% 4% 3% 1%
Don’t know 6%   5% 3% 6% 3%   3% 9% 9% 7% 3% 7%

Over half of Australians (56%) think that the level of immigration into Australia over the last ten years has been too high, but this has decreased from 64% in April 2018. 26% think it is about right and only 12% think it is too low.

Over 60% of Liberal/National voters (67%) think it is too high.

38% of people aged 18-35 think the immigration level is too high, this rises to 58% of 35-54 years olds and 69% among those aged over 55.

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