Gen08: Australian and New Zealand Jewish Population Study

The Australian Jewish Population Study was established in 2007 through a partnership between Monash University’s Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation and Jewish Care Victoria. (Find out more about the Project Supporters)

The data sources for the project include the Australian Census, the Gen08 survey completed by over 6,000 respondents, focus groups, and consultation with organisational leaders.

Its objective is to further understanding of the demographic characteristics of the Jewish population and of constant and changing patterns within the Jewish communities of Australia, to provide the knowledge base to inform communal planning.

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  • Education: a statistical analysis
  • The largest survey ever carried out among the Australian Jewish community, GEN08, found that about 70% of Australian-­‐born Jewish adults aged under 35 had attended a Jewish day school for at least part of their education.
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  • Poverty & Emergency Relief
  • This report focuses on poverty in the Jewish population of Melbourne, with comparative reference to the Jewish population of Sydney.
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  • The New Zealand Jewish Community
  • In 2008, B’nai B’rith Auckland, in collaboration with the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilization at Monash University, conducted a survey of the New Zealand and Australian Jewish communities.
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