Opening the GTAV Map
- Go to the GTAV – AURIN map website: https://gtav.aurin.org.au/
- Click I agree to the disclaimer
Adding a map layer
- On the left side, click on the blue Add data button
- Click on the Y9 Geographies of Interconnections and click on the ABS Census – Ancestry by Country of Birth of Parents (SA2) 2016
- Click Add to the Map.
- See the screenshot below
The data being displayed shows the percentage of people with Australian Ancestry who have both parents that were born overseas. Using this information, you are going to find which areas in Victoria have the highest percentage of people born overseas
1) Zoom your map to show all of Victoria. Choose three locations that have a high percentage of people with both parents born overseas. Identify these places using the colours in the legend and then click on the location on the map and an information box will appear. State the name of the location and the percentage of people with both parents born overseas.
Change the data on the drop-down menu on the legend to select Greek Ancestry – at least 1 parent born overseas (count). See screenshot below
2. Zoom into the Melbourne area.
a. Describe the distribution of location of people who have at least one parent born in Greece. Use distance and direction (compass points) from the CBD to help write this description. You may also like to include specific names of places which you can find out by clicking on the relevant map region.
b. Suggest two reasons why the pattern of people with at least one parent born in Greece is concentrated in certain regions. Hint: you may like to consider what factors might influence where migrants choose to settle and the importance of connection to place.
c. Read this article on the history of Greek migration to Australia:
d. Explain in your own words what is meant by ‘chain migration’ as outlined in the article. Can you add some depth or detail to your answer to part b.?
3. Have a look at the other data sets on the drop-down menu which show other ancestries. Choose one ancestry and explain the ways in which the pattern is similar or different to the distribution of Greek ancestry.
a. Conduct a survey in your class about the ancestry of students.
b. Consider how this information could be presented visually as a graph or on a world map.
c. Work in a pair or group of three and present this data in two or three different ways. Which method do you think is most effective?
5. Ancestry is a way that people are linked to a range of places around the world.
a. What is meant by the term ‘place’?
b. Apart from ancestry, what are three other ways people can be connected to a place?
c. Explain using an example, how you are connected to a particular place.