Who did we survey?
We surveyed more than a thousand Chinese-Australians from September to October 2021 to better understand their life in Australia, relationship with China and perspectives on foreign influence and interference. The survey finds a broad diversity of experiences and views across Chinese-Australian communities.
Half the Chinese-Australian community was born in China, and 13% were born in Australia.
Almost half of all Chinese-Australians have migrated to Australia in the past decade.
QUESTION In what year did you first arrive in Australia to live here for one year or more?
Three-quarters of the Chinese-Australian community are Australian citizens or permanent residents.
QUESTION Do you hold any of the following?
The majority of Chinese-Australians live in urban areas, with the largest populations located in Sydney and Melbourne.
Chinese-Australians are on average younger than the broader Australian population.
QUESTION How old are you?
A broad range of political views exist across Chinese-Australian communities.
QUESTION Which one of the following political parties do you personally feel closest to?
Chinese-Australians are highly educated compared to Australians overall, with almost half holding a bachelor's degree.
QUESTION What is the highest level of education you have completed?
While most identified as Chinese-Australian or Australian-Chinese, many considered themselves only Chinese or Australian.
QUESTION Overall, do you think of yourself as...?