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Country of birth for Australian migrants. 25% of the population was born overseas.

This map is from 2006. Australia?s resident population was 19,855,288 of which approximately 25% of the population was born overseas, which along with Switzerland is the highest % of foreign born population in the Western world. The countries with the largest % include:


UK – 1,153,264
NZ – 476,719
China – 203,143
Italy – 220,469
Vietnam – 180,352
India – 153,579
Philippines – 135,619


With increased migration to Australia by 2050 it is expected that 1/3 Australians may be from a foreign country.

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