Thursday, 17 October 2013

Migrants to Australia 1996-2011 - How Many People & The Countries They Are From

"In 2011, 24.6% of Australians were born elsewhere and 43.1% of people had at least one overseas-born parent" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia

Below is a summary of data from an excel spreadsheet titled 'Permanent additions, 1996-97 to 2010-11' published by the Department of Immigration, Australian Government.

According to that spreadsheet there were 2,331,187 migrants or 'permanent additions' to Australia for the 14 years 1996-97 to 2010-11.

The largest immigrant groups were from the United Kingdom, New Zealand, China, India, South Africa, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam. Figures are listed below.


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'Permanent additions, 1996-97 to 2010-11'

Total = 2 331 187

By Year:
1996-97 = 104 551    ('Coalition' Government with John Howard as PM)
1997-98 = 094 198   
1998-99 = 101 016   
1999-00 = 111 310   
2000-01 = 131 162   
2001-02 = 121 174   
2002-03 = 125 862   
2003-04 = 149 992   
2004-05 = 167 319   
2005-06 = 179 807   
2006-07 = 191 907   
2007-08 = 205 940     (change to Labor Government with Kevin Rudd & Julia Gillard as PM)
2008-09 = 224 619   
2009-10 = 208 921   
2010-11 = 213 409

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The countries of origin for people who have migrated to Australia from 1996-97 to 2010-11

  • 454,115     Europe
    • (310421 United Kingdom, 23080 Ireland, 21935 Germany, 17590 Serbia & Montenegro, 10132 Netherlands, 9641 France,  8549 Bosnia & Herzegovina, 7302 Poland, 6999 Italy, 6958 Croatia, 5980 Macedonia, 5279 Russian Federation, 5240 Romania, 4343 Sweden, 4607 Switzerland, 3172 Ukraine, 3092 Former Czechoslovakia.)
  • 339,073    Oceania
    • (293466 New Zealand, 30045 Fiji, 12384 Samoa, 5199 Tonga, 4620 Papua New Guinea)
  • 319,475    North East Asia
    • (232661 China, 44777 Korea, 32507 Hong Kong, 23205 Japan, 23 542 Taiwan)
  • 297,309     Asia South East
    • (86081 Philippines, 55659 Malaysia, 52379 Indonesia, 46053 Vietnam, 32114 Singapore, 29679 Thailand, 13617 Burma, 10308 Cambodia)
  • 257,238     Asia Southern
    • (189 972 India, 47649 Sri Lanka, 21643 Pakistan)
  • 192,086     Africa Sub-Saharan
    • (108,721 South Africa, 21203 Zimbabwe, 8848 Kenya, 8032 Ethiopia, 5867 Mauritius, 5706 Somalia, 3034 Nigeria)
  • 137,835     Africa North & the Middle East
    • (27029 Sudan, 10696 Egypt,  20828 Iran, 36508 Iraq, 21711 Lebanon, 10365 Turkey, 5164 Israel,  3711 Syria, 3116 Jordan, 3042 United Arab Emirates)
  • 53,774    America Northern
    • (38453 USA, 19686 Canada)
  • 29,774    America Southern, Central & Caribbean
    • (7861 Brazil, 5764 Colombia, 3763 Peru, 3264 Chile, 3061 Argentina)
  • 21,027    Asia Central
    • (22323 Afghanistan)
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Another way of presenting it:

These people are from all over the world, scores of different ethnic groups:
  • 454,115     Europe (UK: 310,421; former Yugoslavia: 33097; Ireland: 23080; Elsewhere: 87,517)
  • 339,073    Oceania (NZ: 293,466; Pacific Islands: 52248)
  • 319,475    North East Asia (China: 232,661)
  • 297,309     Asia South East
  • 257,238     Asia Southern (India: 189,972)
  •  21,027    Asia Central
  • 192,086     Africa Sub-Saharan
  • 137,835     Africa North & the Middle East
  •  53,774    America Northern
  •  29,774    America Southern, Central & Caribbean

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This report will also be of interest:

Australian population and immigration statistics

2013 by Professor Andrew Markus


at http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/mapping-population/--documents/statistics-tables.pdf

  • Page 17 table titled: 'Settler arrivals by top six countries of citizenship, selected years 1961 to 2011'
  • Page 18 table titled: 'Permanent additions to the resident population by top ten countries of birth 2005 to 2012'
  • Page 20 table titled: 'Offshore humanitarian visa grants by top ten countries of birth, 2005 to 2012'


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