Immigration level

Apr 24, 2018

Q. Overall, do you think the level of immigration into Australia over the last ten years has been too high, too low or about right? 

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other   Oct 2016
Total too high           64%   62% 68% 35% 86%   50%
Total too low 5%   6% 4% 21% 2%   12%
Much too high 37%   34% 37% 17% 64%   28%
A little too high 27%   28% 31% 18% 22%   22%
About right 23%   24% 26% 37% 9%   28%
A little too low 4%   5% 3% 16% 1%   8%
Much too low 1%   1% 1% 5% 1%   4%
Don’t know 7%   7% 3% 8% 3%   10%

 

64% think that the level of immigration into Australia over the last ten years has been too high – up from 50% recorded in October 2016. 23% think it is about right and only 5% think it is too low. Over 60% of both Labor and Liberal National voters think it is too high.

57% of those aged under 45 think it is too high compared to 71% of those aged 45+.