Updated official data show that nearly 7 million people in Australia are born abroad, accounting for about 28.5% of the total population. As a result, the cultural and linguistic diversity of Australian residents has changed over the years.
According to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the highest proportion of immigrants from the UK.
By the end of June 2016, the UK accounted for 5% of the total population, followed by New Zealand, 2.5%, 2.2% from China, 1.9% India, and 1% from Philippines and Vietnam.
Considering population growth, the birth rate in Nepal is the highest in the top 50 countries, excluding Australia, with an average population growth rate of 27.8% in 10 years.
Second place at this stage was Pakistan with an average growth rate of 13.2% per year, followed by Brazil with 12.1%, India with 10.7% and Bangladesh with 8.9%.
Historically, the number of in-migrants is significantly higher than that of migrants from Australia. According to records, the number of immigrants increased from 28.2% to 28.5% from the end of June 2015 to the end of June 2016.
Western Australia has the highest migration rate, accounting for 33.4%, and is home to the fastest growing immigration rate, accounting for 29.9%.
Second place was Victoria with 28.7% of migrants, up 26.3%. Tasmania followed with 12.6%. Meanwhile, Northern Australia has the lowest proportion of immigrants, about 18.8%.
In 2011, Western Australia had the highest number of immigrants arriving from England at 10.9%, almost twice as high as Australia’s 5.4%.
In Victoria, the number of people from India is 2.3%, 1.5% Italy, Vietnam 1.4%, Greece 1.1% and Sri Lanka 0.9% more than any other state in the region. NSW has the highest immigration from China at 2.6% and Lebanon at 0.9%
Figures also show that South Australia has the highest migration from the Philippines at 1.9%. The population of the United States and Germany is relatively uniform throughout the states.