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Matusik Infographic: Australian Overseas Migration - Jan 2014

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Close to one in three people living in Australia's were born overseas - most still come from the old dart - yet big increases have been seen from other nations of late. Most overseas migrants move to NSW or Victoria & almost half are on temporary vistas.

AUSTRALIAN OVERSEAS MIGRATION

% born overseas

1953

30%

2013

6.4 million people now living in Australia were born overseas - that's close to

20%

6%

7%

9%

4%

top 5 nations

Most of Australia's overseas migrants still come from England; followed by New Zealand; China; India & Vietnam.

biggest increase

Biggest increase over last five years in Australia's overseas migrant nations - Italy; China; Philippines; Greece & New Zealand.

55% italy

54% china

37% philippines

26% greece

24% new zealand

245,000 overseas migrants

Most of Australia's 245,000 new overseas migrants from last year settled in NSW, Victoria, WA & Queensland.

28%

25%

21%

19%

Entry status

One in two overseas migrants entering Australia do so on a temporary visa. Just a third come into Australia on a permanent basis.

50% temporary visa

33% permanent visa

21% new Zealand citizen

17% working holiday 15% 457 work skilled visa 13% visitor

14% family category 13% skilled work visa

Chinese residents

Most of Australia's 400,000 Chinese-born residents live in either NSW or Victoria. Some do live in Queensland & fewer still in Western Australia & South Australia.

5%

5%

9%

29%

49%

OVERSEAS BUYING

Settlement records from last year show that only a small proportion of residential property in Queensland actually sold offshore. One in ten Brisbane dwellings sold to an overseas buyer during 2013.

5%

Matusik analysis ABS 3412.0 & rpdATA/QLD GOVT January 2014

8%

11%

5%

5%

3%

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