In RSVP's own survey of more than 3,000 people last year, more than a third rated ethnic background as important when identifying a suitable partner.
Sharon Delmage is the Chair of Communication and Media studies at Murdoch University in Western Australia.
While it's too early to know how high the inter-ethnic partnering rate will be for the children and grandchildren of recently-arrived migrants, Australian Bureau of Statistics data suggests that by the third generation it's a common occurrence.
Add to this the fact that many Australians already have mixed ancestry and the idea of marrying within one's own racial or religious group is no longer a given.
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In a multicultural country like Australia, marriage or partnering outside of one's ethnic group is no longer unusual.
But she says in communities like hers, things can be easier, as people often have some loose connection to each other prior to meeting.
"Within a couple of generations at the current rate of intermarriage there will be hardly any people worldwide outside of Israel who actually identify as Jewish." The Australian National University's Siew-Ean Khoo has examined a variety of data, including 2006 Census figures and marriage registration statistics, to compile a profile of inter-ethnic partnering in Australia.
It shows an increase across all ancestry groups, with a large jump in some groups such as those of Greek, Lebanese or Chinese ancestry.
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