More Than Six Million Australians Were Born Overseas

By Editorial 24 December, 2013

Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that 6.4m people living in Australia are migrants, representing 28 percent of the total population and an increase of 1.7m people over the past decade.

There are 1.2m migrants from the UK, 608,000 from New Zealand, 126,800 from India, and 112,800 from China.

In Western Australia, a third of the population was born overseas, with the largest numbers coming from the UK (256,100), New Zealand (81,000) and South Africa (39,800). In Victoria, migrants make up 29 percent of the population, with the largest groups from the UK (228,400), India (126,800) and China (112,800).

Statistics for South Australia include 22,100 migrants from Italy, while the Northern Territory has 4,400 migrants from the Philippines.

State and territory-level data were derived from the 2011 census, while the national-level figures relate to June 2013.

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