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Oz sees fall in overseas migration, rise in interstate migration to Victoria

June 25, 2015 Australia Immigration

The Australian State of Victoria has become very popular with people from within Australia moving to live and work in the state, but fewer are arriving from abroad, new data shows. Victoria has recorded its highest net interstate migration in over 40 years, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). […]

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New Figures Reveal Diversity of Australia’s Population

April 1, 2015 Australia

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 […]

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Fewer migrants arriving in Australia, latest population data shows

January 5, 2015 Australia Immigration

Population growth due to overseas migration slowed in much of Australia in the 12 months to the end of June 2014, according to the most up-to-date figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory all saw the number of overseas migrants fall, with […]

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New report reveals how immigration has changed Australia

September 19, 2014 Australia Immigration

A new publication from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals how the nation has changed over hundreds of years, with a lot of the change down to immigration. Australians today are older, more likely to live in urban areas, have fewer children and are more likely to be born overseas than a century ago, according […]

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Melbourne sees largest popular growth in Australia

September 9, 2014 Australia

Melbourne is proving to be the most popular place in Australia, with the latest data showing that the city’s population has again exceeded Sydney’s. Between 2008 and 2013, not only did Melbourne grow faster (at 11% compared to 8% for Sydney), but it also experienced a larger increase in population at 416,500, compared to 347,500. […]

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Diversity of Australian population revealed by new research

August 26, 2014 Australia Immigration

New research reveals just how diverse the population of Australia is, with the country’s population represented by 252 distinct places of birth. While most people living in the country are Australians, the next most popular country of birth is England, with 900,000 people coming from that country, followed by New Zealand with 483,000. But even […]

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New report shows highest number of non-Australians residents from England

June 30, 2014 Australia Immigration

A new report using data from the 2011 Australian Census provides a snap shot of the country’s population and the makeup of Australian migrant communities. The People of Australia report, based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data collated by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, reveals a modern nation attracting people from around the […]

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Melbourne projected to become Australia’s biggest city

April 3, 2014 Australia

More people than ever are living in Australia’s major cities and they are projected to see their populations jump even further in the next 40 years with Melbourne becoming the largest city. New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that the nation’s state capitals packed in more than three times as many […]

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Recently arrived immigrants happy with their new life in Australia

March 25, 2014 Australia

People who have arrived recently to live and work in Australia are positive about life in the country but there are occasional pockets of dissatisfaction and some racism, according to new research. The latest Mapping Social Cohesion Research report, which is Australia’s largest study of attitudes to immigration and cultural diversity focuses on skilled and […]

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Migrants in Australia favour life in its two biggest cities

March 18, 2014 Australia

It is the lifestyle in Australia that attracts hundreds of thousands to emigrate every year but it seems that most of them also like the big lights of the city. Those from overseas are more likely to live in major urban areas, with half of all migrants living in Sydney or Melbourne according to the […]

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Northern Australia development could create new booming region

March 14, 2014 Australia

The government’s vision for developing northern Australia is an exciting nation-building opportunity that, if managed well, can help provide the whole country with a more prosperous and secure future, it is claimed. According to the Business Council of Australia developing the region will create jobs and provide a high quality of living for people in […]

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