Australia Has the Highest Immigration Rate

Posted on: 23 Jan 2018  |   Tags: student news , visas , World News ,

Australia is a country with the highest immigrant population in terms of percentage and in terms of number. Yes, all of us think it is the US, but the actual winner here in Australia. With high employability, high standards or living, and low crime rates, Australia is the happiest industrialized and most satisfied country in the world. At the end of 2017, Australia’s population was almost 25 million. As per December 19, 2017, Australia’s population was 24,772,437, which means that it will cross the 25 million mark in the first quarter of 2018. The immigration rate in Australia grew to 27 percent, as the country welcomed over 245,400 immigrants it is the very high number when compared to other Countries. Sydney and Melbourne are receiving the highest number of immigrants. Beidar Cho, director of demography, ABS, said that overseas immigration is the highest in New South Wales at 31 percent and is 23 percent in Victoria. Both these states experienced highest immigration rates in almost a decade. The last time immigration surged was in 2008, during the Great Recession Era. New South Wales received 98,600 new migrants, and for Victoria received 86,900 residents. The immigration rate is much slower in quieter areas like Queensland with 31,100 residents, while Western Australia saw the lowest with only 13,100 immigrants. Within the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Australia tops the fastest growing developed nation with an increased rate of 1.6 percent. Even an immigrant country like the US has a growth rate of 0.7 percent, the United Kingdom has 0.6 percent, and the Philippines and Singapore have 1.5 percent growth rate. The high number of people here is staying in the workforce for more years than people did a decade ago.

Papua New Guinea’s growth rate

Despite being a poor Pacific nation, Papua New Guinea saw a growth rate of 2.1 percent. It is probably due to citizens of neighboring countries coming into the country due to climate changes.

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