Born overseas

Domain: 
Demography
Sub-Domain: 
Diversity
Measure: 
Percentage of the population born overseas
Rationale: 
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Understanding the cultural diversity and heritage that is in a community can contribute to resilience through the celebration of difference. Within a disaster framework it is important to understand that people prepare, respond and recover from challenges in the context of culture and that any programs and policies developed need to reflect this (Andrulis, Siddiqui, Gantner, 2007).

Data Source: 
Queensland Regional Profiles, Office of Economic and Statistical Research, QLD Treasury, 2012.
References: 
Andrulis, D., Siddiqui, N., & Gantner, J. (2007). Preparing Racially And Ethnically Diverse Communities For Public Health Emergencies, Health Affairs, 26:5, pp1269-1279.


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