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Indian Migrants in Australia Soar, New Report

September 2013, 18
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A new report has revealed that there is a decline in the number of migrants from UK and New Zealand, and increase in the number of Indian and Chinese migrants arriving to Australia for permanent settlement in the past one year. This global data was released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. According to the immigration department, Australia’s overseas migration intake was raised from 208,000 to 237,000 last year (2012-13).
The report further says, in Australia, Indians are the fastest growing ethnic group. Recently, 360 Indians already made Australia their permanent residence, where as another 19,000 Indians are planning to seek permanent settlement in Australia. This result does not include temporary visas of workers or student visas. The figures of Indian migrants significantly increased and the figure has already doubled as compared to the same period last year. 
Even the figures of Chinese migrants also increased with the figure reaching 18,240. The ABS data unveiled that the figure of UK migrants decreased from 15,790 to 11,450 last year, UK was a major source of the migrant population in Australia. The arrival of people from UK to Australia has actually gone down last year.
Though New Zealand has unrestricted access in Australia, the data released by the immigration department says that there is a huge drop of New Zealand migrants seeking permanent settlement in Australia. The report also says, the number of New Zealand migrants is down by 4,000, as compared to the previous year.
Around 21.5 million people living in Australia were born overseas according to the latest report submitted by census of population and housing.

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