Mobile people, mobile measures: Limitations and opportunities for mobility analysis using the NATSISS 2008


This paper was presented by Professors John Taylor and Martin Bell at the 'Social Science Perspectives on the 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey' conference, 11-12 April 2001, The Australian National University, Canberra. The session title was 'Households in the 2008 NATSISS'.

John Taylor is Professor and Director of CAEPR at ANU. His disciplinary background is in geography and population studies. He was appointed to CAEPR in 1991 and became Director in 2010. For the past 25 years his main research interest has been the measurement of demographic change among Indigenous peoples and assessment of their economic status at varying scales of analysis from the local to the regional and national. From 2006-2010 he was a member of the ABS Advisory Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics. Presently, he is a Board member of the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse. He is a co-editor with Martin Bell of Indigenous Peoples and Population Mobility in Australasia and North America (Routledge). 

Martin Bell is Professor of Geography and Director of the Queensland Centre for Population Research at University of Queensland. His scholarly interests lie mainly in the fields of population mobility and internal migration, and in developing models to make demographic projections at the regional and local level. Recent contributions include the development and application of new measures to make cross-national comparisons of mobility. He is currently serving on the College of Experts for the Social, Behavioural and Economic panel of the Australian Research Council.

An audio recording and presentation slides from the session can be downloaded below.


Date & time

Mon 11 Apr 2011, 12.30–2pm


Haydon-Allen Tank, The Australian National University, Canberra.

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