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4159.0 - General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/09/2011   
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Contents >> Population context >> 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).

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