Where does Australia’s population come from?


Among all developed countries in the world, Australia has the highest population growth. Most of this population growth has been seen in the urban areas of the country. Most of the population is concentrated in the major capital cities of Australia. These cities account for more than two-thirds of the total population of the country.

Melbourne, Sydney, and South-east Queensland contributed to 75% of all the population growth in Australia. These cities witnessed the most population growth while the population in some regional areas also increased.

The ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) predicts that Australia’s population will reach 29.5 million by 2029. The population of Sydney is expected to reach 6.4 million. Melbourne could become the fastest growing city with an increase in population from 5.1 million to 6.3 million between 2019 and 2029. Melbourne is expected to overtake Sydney as the most populated city in Australia by 2037.

Where do the people in Australia come from?

Apart from the native population, Australia also has a large immigrant population from various countries across the world. Australia-born people make up 71% of the population of Australia. Among immigrants, Asians outnumber Europeans. Yet, Australians born in Ireland and the UK at 5.1% are the biggest group of overseas population. The group next in line is China at 2.3%, India at 2.4%, New Zealand at 2.3%, Philippines at 1.1% and Vietnam at 1%.

Among the top 10 source countries for migrants, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Iraq have taken over Poland, Croatia, Malta and Serbia.

Different nationalities in different parts

Immigrants from the UK are a dominant part of the population in Perth, contributing almost 12%. They contribute to 4% of the population in Sydney and Melbourne. Indians make up almost 2% of the Australian population. Indians account for 4% of the population of Melbourne and 2 to 3% of the population in other cities. Chinese immigrants make up 5% of Sydney’s population, 4% of Melbourne’s population, 3% of Canberra’s population and 1 to 2% of other cities.

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