Gen08 Australian Jewish population survey

The Australian Jewish Population Study was established in 2007 through a partnership between Monash University’s Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Jewish Care Victoria and JCA Sydney, and received funding from the Australian Research Council under its Linkage Grants program. (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.

Gen08 reports

  1. Preliminary Findings
  2. Jewish Continuity
  3. Older Jewish Australians
  4. Antisemitism
  5. Education: A Statistical Analysis
  6. Poverty and Emergency Relief
  7. Towards Post-Holocaust Flourishing of Jews in Australia
  8. Changing Jewry: A survey of the New Zealand Jewish Community

Project supporters

The establishment of this project was made possible by the support of the Australian Research Council under its Linkage Grants program and by the Industry Partner, Jewish Care Victoria.

Support has been provided by :

  • Jewish Care Victoria
  • the Pratt Foundation
  • the Gandel Charitable Trust
  • the Besen Family Foundation
  • the Trawalla Foundation
  • JCA Planning (Sydney)
  • Lorraine Topol and the Benjamin Slome Charitable Foundation
  • the Dina and Ron Goldschlager Family
  • the Ricci Swart Famil
  • the National Council of Jewish Women.

The project’s implementation in New South Wales was made possible by the support of JCA (Jewish Communal Appeal) Planning. Extension of the project to New Zealand was facilitated by B’nai B’rith Auckland.

This project has involved extensive commitment of time on a voluntary basis by a large number of people in Australia and New Zealand, as acknowledged in the individual reports accessible on this site.