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GeoQ 04 – Which country do Australians come from?


Please note: This task is designed to be completed by hand with the aid of a world map.
You can download this activity as a Word (.doc) file using the links at the bottom of the page.


Data:

Australia’s Top 26 Countries of Birth

Selected countries of birth
ERP^
Australia
16,334,902
UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
1,192,878
New Zealand
544,171
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan)**
379,776
India
340,604
Italy
216,303
Vietnam
210,803
Philippines
177,389
South Africa
155,692
Malaysia
135,607
Germany
128,558
Greece
127,195
Korea, Republic of (South)
100,255
Sri Lanka
92,243
Lebanon
90,395
Hong Kong (SAR of China)**
90,295
Netherlands
88,609
United States of America
83,996
Indonesia
73,527
Ireland
72,378
Croatia
68,319
Fiji
62,778
Singapore
58,903
Poland
58,447
Japan
52,111
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
49,704
Total Overseas-born
5,993,945
Total
22,328,847
** Special Administrative Region
Source: Migration, Australia, 2009-10. (ABS cat. no. 3412.0)

^ERP: Estimated Resident Population refers to all people, regardless of nationality, citizenship or legal status, who usually live in Australia, with the exception of foreign diplomatic personnel and their families. It is the official measure of the population of Australia.

Task:

1. Australia is a multi-cultural country. In your own words explain what this term means.






2. On a map of the world locate and shade the top 26 countries.

3. Use your map to name a country or countries
    • furthest from Australia
    • on the Equator
    • on Longitude 00
    • in Africa
    • in Europe (two examples)
    • in Asia (two examples)
    • bordering the Pacific Ocean (two examples)
    • bordering the Indian Ocean (two examples)
    • islands (four examples)
Extension:

Select ONE of the countries listed and find answers to the following:

    • Population of the country
    • Name of the capital city
    • Colours on the flag
    • A popular dish from the country
    • The national flower
    • A famous monument or place in the country
    • A famous person
    • The national sport
    • A famous sportsperson
    • A film star, author or musician from the country

Create a question for each of the pieces of information and feed these into a class quiz about the countries that have helped make Australia a multi-cultural country.


Download:
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