Almost 30% of Australians were born overseas

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:36 am
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Did you know that 29.8% of Australia’s population were born overseas?

Australia’s population increased by 194,400 people due to overseas migration. Nearly every single country from around the world was represented in Australia’s population in 2020. England (980,400) continued to be the largest group of overseas-born living in Australia. However, this decreased from just over a million, recorded throughout the period 2012 to 2016. Those born in India (721,000) were in second place, with an increase of 56,300 people. Chinese-born (650,600) fell to third place, with 17,300 fewer people. Those born in Australia (18.0 million) increased 211,400 during the year.

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