New Migrants to Australia By Country 2007 v 2017


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Migration to Australia by Country 2007, 2017.

In the 10 Years between 2007 and 2017, the origins of the new Migrant intake into Australia has changed dramatically, with:

79.50% more Chinese migrating to Australia in 2017 (50,170) compared to 2007 (27,880).

33.33% more Indians migrating to Australia in 2017 (49,440) compared to 2007 (37,080).

This change compares to the reduction of 66.3% of people from the UK migrating to Australia in 2017 (10,690) compared to 2007 (31,720).

Migration Change from the UK to Australia 2007 – 2017.

  • 31,720 came from the UK in 2007.
  • 10,690 came from the UK in 2017.
  • The top 10 places of birth accounted for 184,120 migrants in 2017 with the UK being 5.81% of that figure.
  • The top 10 places of birth accounted for 162,730 migrants in 2007 with the UK being 19.49% of that figure.

Top 10 Countries in 2017 for New Migrants to Australia, by Country of birth.

50,170 China
49,440 India
14,780 Nepal
13,610 Philippines
12,090 Malaysia
10,690 UK, CIs & IOM
9,810 Iraq
8,170 Syria
8,020 Vietnam
7,340 Brazil


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Top 10 Countries in 2007 for New Migrants to Australia, by Country of birth.

37,080 India
31,720 UK, CIs & IOM
27,880 China
22,100 New Zealand
9,440 Korea, South
9,370 Philippines
8,450 South Africa
6,080 Malaysia
5,360 Vietnam
5,250 Sri Lanka

Migration Change over 10 years, for the Largest 2017 intakes.

  • China with 50,170 new migrants in 2017, is now 79.95% higher than the 2007 intake.
  • India with 49,440 new migrants in 2017, is now 33.33% higher than the 2007 intake.
  • Nepal with 14,780 new migrants in 2017, is now 257.87% higher than the 2007 intake.
  • Philippines with 13,610 new migrants in 2017, is now 45.25% higher than the 2007 intake.
  • Malaysia with 12,090 new migrants in 2017, is now 98.85% higher than the 2007 intake.
  • UK, CIs & IOM with 10,690 new migrants in 2017, is now 66.30% LOWER than the 2007 intake.
  • Iraq with 9,810 new migrants in 2017, is now 290.84% higher than the 2007 intake.
  • Syria with 8,170 new migrants in 2017, is now 3,304.17% higher than the 2007 intake.
  • Vietnam with 8,020 new migrants in 2017, is now 49.63% higher than the 2007 intake.
  • Brazil with 7,340 new migrants in 2017, is now 195.97% higher than the 2007 intake.
  • Pakistan with 7,000 new migrants in 2017, is now 139.73% higher than the 2007 intake.

Source: ABS: 3412.0 – Migration, Australia, 2016-17 Released: 27/07/2018

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The information we give is based on personal experiences, reading and formulation of available statistics.
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