The Australian Bureau of Statistics report of 2015 revealed that about seven million people who reside in Australia were not born in it. This accounts for around 26.8 percent of the resident population of this country. By the year 2050, it is expected that about one in three Australians would have been born outside of the county.
The reason many people opt to settle in Australia is that it ranks among the most developed countries globally. Australia is also home to top-quality educational institutions, world-class healthcare and a superb quality of life. Since English is the native language, migrants from both poor and developed nations find it easy to settle there.
According to Insider Monkey, most popular immigrant destinations, currently, are Canada and Australia. But for people settling in Australia, the advantage is that they can easily travel to New Zealand and explore opportunities in that country as well. In addition, healthcare services and public education are minimally priced or free in Australia. Being the only major nation not to have seen a recession in more than 25 years, well-paid jobs are available for people working particularly in sectors such as IT, engineering, construction and healthcare.
Even the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) reported that Australia is one of the largest countries with the highest proportion of foreign-born residents at 27.6 percent in 2013.
As per the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the ten countries which send the most number of immigrants to Australia rank wise are the United Kingdom, New Zealand, China, India, the Philippines, Vietnam, Italy, South Africa, Malaysia and Germany.