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 According to the 2011 Census of Population and Housing, almost half of Australia’s population people were either born overseas or had a migrant parent. The document Australia’s Migration
Trends 2011–12 at a glance is important reading for educators.

Migration continues to be the major component of population growth in Australia.
Between June 1996 and June 2011, Australia’s overseas-born population grew by 41.6 per cent to 6.0 million people

Australia’s Migration Trends 2011–12, is an annual publication providing a detailed collection of information and statistics about the department’s initiatives and activities.
This document provides a brief overview of the publication’s main findings.
The full version of Australia’s Migration Trends is available at