The changing shape of Australia's overseas-born population

Thomas Wilson, James Raymer

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    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 overseasborn 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
    Article number545
    Pages (from-to)1-4
    Number of pages4
    JournalPopulation and Societies
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017


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