Malaysian Migration to Australia

  • Graeme Hugo The University of Adelaide


While there is increasing interest in harnessing the diaspora to assist in development in Southeast Asian countries, there is little known about the actual size and composition of that diaspora. This paper makes innovative use of destination-end data to examine Malaysia’s second largest overseas community in Australia, and its characteristics and linkages maintained with Malaysia. The potential role that the Malaysian diaspora in Australia could play in Malaysian development is then explored.

Author Biography

Graeme Hugo, The University of Adelaide

National Centre for Social Applications of Geographical Information Systems, The University of Adelaide

How to Cite
HUGO, Graeme. Malaysian Migration to Australia. Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies, [S.l.], v. 48, n. 2, p. 147-174, june 2017. ISSN 1511-4554. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 sep. 2017.