Close Search
 
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  | 

One in Every Four Australians Born Overseas -ABS


10 April 2006 at 1:04 pm
Staff Reporter
One in every four (24%) Australians were born overseas, according to new figures released today the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Staff Reporter | 10 April 2006 at 1:04 pm


0 Comments


 Print
One in Every Four Australians Born Overseas -ABS
10 April 2006 at 1:04 pm

One in every four (24%) Australians were born overseas, according to new figures released today the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

This proportion maintains the record level of migrants first reached in 2003-04.

Over the nine years to June 2005, the largest increase of overseas-born people in Australia’s population was from New Zealand (140,100 people).

The Australian population born in China has increased by 70,000 people in this period.

People born in India (up 53,900) and South Africa (up 52,000) also made large contributions to growth.

The largest decreases of overseas-born people in Australia’s population over the last nine years were from Italy (down 34,800 people) and the United Kingdom (down 26,800).

Sudan-born people are currently the fastest growing birthplace group. Over the past nine years the number of people in the Australian population who were born in Sudan has increased by an average of 28% per year (starting from a low base of only 2,600 people in 1996).

Other fast growing birthplace groups were Afghanistan (12% per year on average) and Iraq (10%).

In regional terms, the highest number of overseas born people were from Europe (2.3 million people), despite decreasing in number between 1996 and 2005. The number of people born in Sub-Saharan Africa has increased rapidly between 1996 and 2005, growing by an average of 6% per year.

Link: www.abs.gov.au



PB Careers
Get your biweekly dose of news, opinion and analysis to keep you up to date with what’s happening and why it matters for you, sent every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers? Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au or download our contributor guidelines.

Advertisement

Virtual Congress - CPA Australia

Tags : Survey,

 Print

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

New digital initiative takes Australian history into the classroom

Luke Michael

Saturday, 24th October 2020 at 8:00 am

Early survey insights reveal a social sector facing severe burnout

Luke Michael

Thursday, 22nd October 2020 at 5:22 pm

Four ways to build a meaningful partnership

Bruce Argyle

Thursday, 22nd October 2020 at 7:00 am

pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook
×