Australia continues to be a popular destination for migrants. The main reasons behind people migrating to Australia include –
As per the Australian Bureau of Statistics, while there were 7.1 million overseas-born people living in Australia in 2017, the number increased to 7.3 million in 2018.
Generally, more people immigrate to Australia, than emigrate from the country. With an increasing number of people migrating to Australia each year, the national population is on the rise.
The people that migrate to Australia come from a wide range of countries. The top countries for overseas-born migrants to Australia include England, China, and India.
As per the statistical data for 2018, England has sent more people to Australia as compared to any other country of the world.
About 4% of Australia’s population in 2018 was found to be made up of those born in England. China and India followed behind with a 2.6% and 2.4% share of the Australian population.
New Zealand, with a 2.3%, was a close fourth on the list of the top ten countries of overseas-born Australians.
Other countries in the compiled list included – Philippines, Vietnam, South Africa, Italy, Malaysia, and Scotland.
In 2018, the total number of native Australians was estimated to be 17650000. The total number of overseas-born citizens, on the other hand, amounted to 7342000. Speaking percentage-wise, while the natives stood at 70.6%, the overseas-born were 29.4% of the total population of Australia.
With all kinds of influences coming together into a cohesive whole, Australia is cosmopolitan to the core. Excellent growth prospects combined with good healthcare and education system, Australia indeed has much to entice migrants belonging to different parts of the globe.
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