Almost a third of Australia’s estimated resident population now born overseas.
In 2014-15, net overseas migration reflected an annual gain of 168,200 persons, 9.8% less than in 2013-14.
That is almost 10% fewer people arrived in Australia, after taking into account all those who left. Of those who arrived in Australia from overseas, the vast majority – almost 72%, went to NSW and Victoria.
Australia’s overseas born population has shown some remarkable changes recently too with almost a third of Australia’s estimated resident population now born overseas:
|Date / range||Nationality||% change||% of Australia’s population||Amount|
|1996 -2013||Australia’s overseas born population||51.2% up||Approx. 27
|30/6/15||Chinese||Increased 300% in last 17 years||2.0%||481,800|
|30/6/15||Indian||Increased 400% in last 17 years||1.8%||437,700|
|30/6/15||British||Down 5% in last 17 years||5.1%||1,200,700|