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.
% born overseas
6.4 million people now living in Australia were born overseas - that's close to
Most of Australia's overseas migrants still come from England; followed by New Zealand; China; India & Vietnam.
Biggest increase over last five years in Australia's overseas migrant nations - Italy; China; Philippines; Greece & New Zealand.
Most of Australia's 245,000 new overseas migrants from last year settled in NSW, Victoria, WA & Queensland.
One in two overseas migrants entering Australia do so on a temporary visa. Just a third come into Australia on a permanent basis.
17% working holiday
15% 457 work skilled visa
14% family category
13% skilled work visa
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.
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.
ABS 3412.0 & rpdATA/QLD GOVT