Australia’s newest migrants – where are they coming from?

Glenn - The Census Expert

Glenn is our resident Census expert. After ten years working at the ABS, Glenn's deep knowledge of the Census has been a crucial input in the development of our community profiles. These tools help everyday people uncover the rich and important stories about our communities that are often hidden deep in the Census data. Glenn is also our most prolific blogger - if you're reading this, you've just finished reading one of his blogs. Take a quick look at the front page of our blog and you'll no doubt find more of Glenn's latest work. As a client manager, Glenn travels the country giving sought-after briefings to councils and communities (these are also great opportunities for Glenn to tend to his rankings in Geolocation games such as Munzee and Geocaching).

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13 Responses

  1. John Marty says:

    I love this website!!!!

  2. Bec says:

    Thanks for this blog. It’s so interesting! My husband, from Ethiopia, makes up one of the few relational visas.

  3. Andrew says:

    Where would I find the most up to date stats on migrants and where they come from?

    • HI Andrew – the most up-to-date info on the settlement location of migrants is found on the Department of Immigration settlement database. It’s cumbersome to use and queries often fail. But it’s the source of everything more recent than Census. Where migrants initially settle isn’t necessarily where they live now but it can give you an indication.

  4. jak says:

    “850,000 permanent migrants settled in Australia” those facts you’re getting must be off because since 2006 around 300,000 arrived in Australia yearly and over the period till 2011 the number of permanent migrants was closer too 1.5 million.. almost doubles you’re numbers.

  5. University of Pageworthington says:

    Quite remarkable that the higher percentage of immigrants come from 3rd world countries. We also now have high numbers looking for fulltime work and the Reserve Bank concerns about stagnant wage growth. Couple this with staggering residential housing market price growth and one has to be concerned if immigration can continue in such large numbers. Globalisation is now coming under scrutiny and what impact it is having on western civilisations. Countries such as Japan that have protected their culture are predicted in the next half century will enjoy the best world living conditions. Countries such as Sweden who have in recent times all but have an open borders policy were rated in the top 5 countries to live in. Sadly they have fallen dramatically and have become the rape capital of the world with refugee men committing 23 more times rapes than Swedish men. We live in interesting times.

  6. Anna Markova says:

    Very attractive post.

    Thanks for sharing wonderful information.

    I have read your post and enjoy it.

  7. Zak pintric says:

    l d like to know who decides where migrants come from,there is impression that people from mainland Europe,have to jump higher hoops to migrate here,hense minuscule arrivals to Australia.

  8. Antoinette says:

    hi, how do I cite your information in APA format please. Im interested in the population growth for WA and would like to use some statistics in my thesis/publications

  9. ellie says:

    fabulous information very good job

  10. Amitava Deb says:

    It makes an interesting read…and helps in understanding the multicultural makeup of Australian civil society. Australia has always attracted migrants for variety of reasons. Great post, Glenn. I’ll keep looking for more from you!

  11. Jasmin Shah says:

    It is a very interesting and informative post. Australia has been a place of attraction for migrants throughout the globe, and this post actually reveals that. The data you have shared in the post is very helpful. Keep up the good work.

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