Immigration level

Oct 5, 2016

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   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Total too high 50%   43% 58% 20% 68%   52% 48% 40% 50% 64%
Total too low 12%   16% 7% 34% 8%   9% 14% 14% 13% 9%
Much too high 28%   25% 29% 8% 48%   30% 26% 19% 29% 39%
A little too high 22%   18% 29% 12% 20%   22% 22% 21% 21% 25%
About right 28%   30% 31% 39% 19%   31% 25% 31% 28% 25%
A little too low 8%   9% 6% 19% 5%   6% 9% 8% 9% 7%
Much too low 4%   7% 1% 15% 3%   3% 5% 6% 4% 2%
Don’t know 10%   11% 5% 7% 5%   7% 13% 14% 10% 3%

50% think that the level of immigration into Australia over the last ten years has been too high, 28% think it has been about right and 12% think it has been too low.

Those most likely to think it has been too high were Liberal/National voters (58%), other party voters (68%) and people aged 55+ (64%).

 

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