Indians second largest migrants

Indians second largest migrants

A report out of India states that Indians (from India) have become the second largest group of migrants living in Australia since 2011 at 1,63,000 following people of Chinese origin. There are also Indians from Fiji, Indonesia and Malaysia settled in Australia. At one time, Australia forbade non-White migrants. But immigration was opened during the 1990s to minorities. And since that time the number of Indians and Orientals has been growing rapidly. There are also a handful of Trinidadians and Guyanese living in Australia.

According to PIO TV report, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the latest figures showing the country has recorded 1.3 million new migrants settled in Australia since 2011 from around 180 countries, including India and China. The Census 2016 recorded new migrants from India at 1,63,000, emerging as the most common country of birth of new arrivals after China at 1,91,000 new migrants. Most of the Indians are professionals and are settled in the large cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, etc.

The Australian population now stands at 24.4 million people in 2016 from over 21.5 million in 2011. It said a quarter of people (26 per cent) said they were born overseas, with England remaining the most common country of birth other than Australia. China, India, and the Philippines topped the list as countries of birth other than Australia, for Australian residents.

The proportion of people born in China and India has risen since 2011 from 6 per cent to 8.3 per cent, and 5.6 per cent to 7.4 per cent, respectively.