The changing shape of Australia's overseas-born population

Thomas Wilson, James Raymer

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    Abstract

    In Australia, the size, age-sex structure and origins of the overseas-born population underwent a dramatic transformation between 1981 and 2011. From largely settlement migrants from the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe, immigration to Australia now hails from a much greater range of origins than previously. The overseas-born population has also grown older, and its structure is changing with successive inflows and outflows; many immigrants eventually return home or move elsewhere. Since the 1990s, the proportion of temporary migrants (students, business visa holders, and working holidaymakers) has increased.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-4
    Number of pages4
    JournalPopulation and Societies
    Volume545
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

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