Australia reaffirms its multiculturalism in its latest population census

This content was published on June 28, 2022 – 02:42

Sydney (Australia), Jun 28 (EFE).- More than half of the almost 25.5 million inhabitants of Australia belong to the first or second generation of immigrants, according to data published this Tuesday from the latest population census.

In Australia, 27.6 percent of its population was born outside the country and 48.2 percent have at least one foreign parent, according to a statement on the census carried out on August 10, 2021 by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). , acronym in English).

Although immigration to this former British colony initially came from Anglo-Saxon and European countries and later from China and Vietnam, among others, it currently registers a growing arrival of immigrants from India.

“The second largest foreign-born population is from India, after England, surpassing China and New Zealand,” Theresa Dickenson, deputy chief of statistics for the ABS, told a news conference.

This migratory flow means that Australia is a multicultural country where 350 languages ​​are spoken, mainly Mandarin and Arabic, while the origins of the inhabitants come from 250 nations, including Spain and Latin America, which represent a small proportion of the population of foreign origin.

Between 2017 and 2021, Australia received more than a million immigrants, most of them before the start of the pandemic.

The Australian authorities are trying to promote incentive programs for foreigners to repopulate the central regions of the country, since 80% of the Australian population lives in the east and southeast of the country. EFE

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