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.
This report focuses on poverty in the Jewish population of Melbourne, with comparative reference to the Jewish population of Sydney.
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.
Antisemitism is an issue of major concern for the Jewish communities of Australia – as it has been since 1945, and before.
When considering a report such as this, the inclination is to ask – so what? What does all this data really tell me about service provision over the next twenty years for an ageing Australian Jewish population?
The purpose of this study is to evaluate evidence bearing on future Jewish life in Australia, with particular reference to the Melbourne and Sydney communities.
The key points to emerge from this survey
The census provides the most detailed demographic data on religious groups in Australia, but the data are not comprehensive because the key identifier, stated religion, is an optional census question and is not completed by a large number of people.