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Migrants in Australia

Thu, 29 Jan, 2009

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According to A Picture of the Nation: the Statistician’s Report on the 2006 Census, released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS):

  • Almost half (44%) of all Australians were either born overseas or has at least one parent born overseas.
  • In 2006, Australia’s Greek and Croatian born population had the highest citizenship rates with 97% and 96% respectively.
  • Japan born residents had the lowest citizenship rate with 15%.
  • Over 200 languages were spoken in Australian homes in 2006. The most common non-English languages were Italian (1.8%), Greek (1.4%), Cantonese (1.3%), Arabic (1.3%) and Mandarin (1.2%).
For more details visit the ABS website.

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