Migrants living in Australia has increased

Australia is a nation of immigrants and just as the number of migrants living in Australia have increased, so to have the source countries diversified, new research shows.

Indeed, according to Nathan Taylor, chief economist of Australia’s economic development committee (CEDA), Australia’s major capital cities now exhibit what is known as super diversity, with people from almost all nations of the world found living there.

In Melbourne, for example, there are immigrants from over 190 nations with up to 109 countries represented in some local government areas and over the last 70 years immigration has added seven million people to Australia’s population and will, if current policies continue, add a further 13 million by 2060.

Some 17.99% of the Australian population originates from the UK, 9.11% from New Zealand, 7.18% from China, 6.45% from India, 3.52% from the Philippines, 3.43% from Vietnam, 2.95% from Italy and 2.33% from both South Africa and Malaysia, according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.