Australia has always been a popular location for people from all over the world and new figures confirm that it is attracting more newcomers than ever before.
According to the data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the proportion of Australians born overseas is now 28% 6.6 million people, its highest point in 120 years.
The figures also show how people are coming from different countries and settling in different parts of Australia. While the UK remains the biggest source of migrants, China and India has experienced the fastest growth over the past decade and most have settled in New South Wales and Victoria.
People born in the UK continued to be the largest group of overseas born residents, accounting for 5.2% of Australia’s total population as of the end of June 2014. This was followed by 2.6% from New Zealand, 1.9% from China, 1.7% from India and 1% from both the Philippines and Vietnam.
Source: Australian Forum