A report released by Scott Morrison on Thursday, 26 June 2014 (using data from the 2011 Census) shows some interesting information on our migrant communities.
Some details taken from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection site:
- 252 overseas places of birth represented in the current Australian population, with England in top spot with more than 900 000 people and New Zealand second with 483 000
- The growing importance of Asian migration to Australia – in 2011, there were 148 000 more people born in India, 112 000 more Chinese and 51 000 more people born in the Philippines compared with 2006
- The main non-English languages spoken in Australia are Mandarin, Arabic, Italian, Cantonese, Greek and Vietnamese which are all spoken at home by at least 1 per cent of the population.
You can see the full post from the Minister here