64% of Australian population growth due to immigration

One of the chief factors that propel immigration growth in Australia is immigration. The population growth rate has expanded since the mid-2000s. 64% of the growth in the Australian population is due to immigration.

As per the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian population has reached 25.09 million in 2019. As per the results of an official census, the Australian population was 21.5 million in 2011.

Areawise, Australia is the 6th largest country in the world. Despite its size, it has a very low population density at just 3 people for every sq.  mile This makes Australia one of the countries with a sparse population in the world, as per APH Gov AU.

Neil Scott, Asst. Director of Migration Statistics at ABS said that in 2018 there were more than 7 million migrants in Australia. 29% of the people residing in Australia were born overseas, as per statistics. Australia has a multicultural society with immigrants from all across the globe. Scott also said that Australian society continues to augment its cultural diversity over time. 18 million Australians, however, were born in Australia.

526,000 newcomers arrived in Australia in the year ending 30th June 2018. 289,000 left Australia to reside overseas. 62% of all the immigrants who arrived were Provisional Visa holders. This includes 30% Student Visa holders.

In 2018, 30,000 New Zealand citizens arrived to live in Australia. In the same year, 23,000 New Zealand citizens left Australia to reside overseas.

It is noteworthy that the Australian population growth is significantly diverse across various States, territories and regions. The population in major cities have strongly expanded while the regional areas saw less growth in comparison. Sydney, Melbourne and Perth have seen high growth in population due to immigration in the last 10 years.

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