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3412.0 - Migration, Australia, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Australia's Diverse Population >> State and Territory Composition by Country of Birth


Australia's estimated resident population by country of birth at the state and territory level is only available for census years (i.e. 1996, 2001 and 2006). Graph 4.8 illustrates the total percentage of overseas-born residents in each of the respective states at 30 June 2001 and 2006.

4.8 Percentage of People born Overseas, State and territory-30 June 2001 and 2006
Graph: 4.8 Percentage of People born Overseas, State and territory—30 June 2001 and 2006

At 30 June 2006, Western Australia recorded the highest proportion of overseas-born residents (30%) in their population. Tasmania had the lowest proportion of overseas-born residents (11%), well below the Australian level of 25% recorded in 2006.

For further detail, table 5.8 from Migration, Australia 2008-09 (cat. no. 3412.0) shows the composition by country of birth for each state and territory, for the top 10 countries ranked at the national level, at 30 June 2006. Data for 2011 will be made available after the release of the 2011 Census data.

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