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Australias migrant population exceeds six million



Australia's overseas-born population is now well over a quarter of the total population Immigration News

Australia's overseas-born population is now well over a quarter of the total population, as figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show.

The number of migrants coming from Europe and the United Kingdom is slowing, but the numbers from New Zealand, China and India are increasing.

That's an extra 1.7 million migrants who've come to Australia in the last decade.

The ABS says many people migrating to Australia now do so on temporary visas, like student or 457 visas, with a proportion of these going on to live long-term in Australia.

These figures show that over recent years roughly 60 per cent of Australia’s population growth is coming from overseas, whereas 40 per cent is from the birth of young Australians.

Over the years migrant numbers have grown as skilled workers from overseas come to work in Australia under the 457 visa.

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