Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Whatever floats your boat

This feels like a prisoner exchange in any action movie.

But like (almost) everything I do, I figure that demographics are important for analysis.

The largest applicants for asylum in Australia are the Chinese, followed by the (former) citizens of Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.

Makes you wonder if these asylum seekers knew that they would cause that much controversy - which would lead to more bureaucratic red-tape - they would pick another country to go to.

P/s: The United States (256,710) and France (185,850)  are apparently the top picks for the refugees, and the applicants for those countries vastly outnumber that of those applying to Australia. Hmm, must be some geographical reasoning for these type of there a possible gravity model study for this type of things?

P/P/s: But apparently the most accomodative people are the Swedes, who now live with 3 refugees for every 1000 people.

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