Cultural diversity in Australia

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  • One in four of Australia’s 22 million people were born overseas; 46 per cent have at least one parent who was born overseas; and nearly 20 per cent of Australians speak a language other than English at home.
  • In 2013, overseas migration represented 60 per cent of Australia’s population growth in the year.
  • People born in the United Kingdom continue to be the largest group of overseas-born residents (5.3 per cent), followed by New Zealand (2.6 per cent), China (1.8 per cent), India (1.6 per cent) and Vietnam (0.9 per cent). In 2013-14, 163 017 people from more than 190 countries were approved to become Australian citizens.
  • Migrants make an enormous contribution to Australia’s economy and provide an estimated fiscal benefit of over 10 billion dollars in their first ten years of settlement. In 2010-11, international education activity contributed $16.3 billion to the Australian economy.

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Owner / Director RENU & ASSOCIATES PTY LTD; The Bachelor of Laws (UK); Master of Migration Law & Practice (Australia); Migration Law Consultant And Registered Migration Agent; MARN 1172407; http://renumigrationservices.com; https://www.ozrecruitingassociates.com.