COUNTRY OF BIRTH
Australians come from a variety of backgrounds, helping to shape and enrich the nation through their varied contributions. In 2010, 31% of people aged 18 years or over living in Australia were born in another country. Of these 5.1 million people, one third (33%) were born in a main English-speaking country and the rest were born in another country. The proportion of people born in either Australia or in other main-English speaking countries has declined slightly across each of the three iterations of the survey (from 83% in 2002 to 82% in 2006 to 80% in 2010, table 1).