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Church Involvement in Migrant Ministry NCLS Fact Sheet 14008

Migrants have increasingly become a key component of Australia’s population. In 2010, some 29% of Australia’s population were born overseas. Of these, more than a quarter have arrived in Australia after 2000, indicating high levels of recent migration1. Many Australians have been directly impacted by the migrant experience in their own families. Almost half of Australia’s population were either born overseas or have a migrant parent, according to the 2011 Census of Population and Housing.2

Churches can potentially offer connection and a sense of belonging for migrants who may be feeling displaced, as well as practical and pastoral support in settling into a new country and local community.

Author/s: Duncum, I., Hancock, N., Pepper, M. & Powell, R.

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Reference:
Castle, K., (2001) [computer file], 2001 NCLS Operations Survey. Sydney, Australia: NCLS Research.
Castle, K., (2006) [computer file], 2006 NCLS Operations Survey. Sydney, Australia: NCLS Research.
Powell, R., (2011) [computer file], 2011 NCLS Operations Survey. Sydney, Australia: NCLS Research.

Duncum, I., Hancock, N., Pepper, M. & Powell, R. (2014) Church involvement in migrant ministry, NCLS Research Fact Sheet 14008. Adelaide: Mirrabooka Press.

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