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The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released new figures that show that the number of Australians who were born overseas continues to increase keeping a trend that has been ongoing for the past 10 years.

Now more than 28 per cent of Australia’s population (almost a third!) was born in another country, having migrated here after that.

The top 10 countries of birth as of June 2016 were:

  • United Kingdom
  • New Zealand
  • China
  • India
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam
  • Italy
  • South Africa
  • Malaysia
  • Germany



Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Over 28 per cent of Australians born overseas

Erica Carneiro
Co-Founder, Director and Registered Migration Agent 0532487