The project enjoyed the support of the Boards of all the Jewish congregations throughout New Zealand. In addition, most organization and nonaffiliated groups, which represented the New Zealand Jewish population, contributed.
The objective of the survey is to establish a better understanding of the views and needs of Jews in Australia and New Zealand, including:
- the experience of Jewish (and non-Jewish) education; the constant and changing elements in Jewish identity;
- the views of Jewish communities on the issues they see as of greatest priority;
- the views of Jewish communities on the services provided by communal organizations;
- the views of Jewish communities on areas of need in the community;
- the challenges facing families, and Jewish youth; the outlook for the future.
The material published here will provide information for better planning, funding and resourcing as well as help New Zealand Jewish communities to understand the specific challenges we face for the future. It is vital research for Jewish continuity. There is slight variation in totals because not all questions were answered by all the respondents.
- View the Report: The New Zealand Jewish Community [PDF, 3.6MB]
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.
Poverty & Emergency Relief
This report focuses on poverty in the Jewish population of Melbourne, with comparative reference to the Jewish population of Sydney.
Antisemitism is an issue of major concern for the Jewish communities of Australia – as it has been since 1945, and before.
Older Jewish Australians
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.
Gen08 Preliminary Findings
The key points to emerge from this survey
2006 Victorian Census – Key Findings
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.