The objective of reaching such a large number of respondents was to further understand sub-groups of the population that are not represented in sufficient number in general surveys. Australia@2015 (abbreviated as Au@2015 in this report) was available in English and 19 languages, with 1,521 (14%) questionnaires completed in a language other than English; there were 100 or more respondents from fifteen countries, with the largest number, 5,061, born in Australia, and more than 100 respondents from each of twelve faith groups. Of the overseas born, 1,440 arrived over the last five years.
In addition to Au@2015, which was available for completion online and in print form, there were 51 focus group discussions with a total of 285 participants. The focus groups were conducted in areas of immigrant concentration in Australia’s four largest cities, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth.