In 2017, there was a temporary decrease in the number of people migrating to Australia, but it seems the number is increasing this year.
According to the above chart obtained from Macquarie Bank in consideration to the data for overseas arrivals and departures for the month of August as presented by the ABS, yearly net overseas migration rate has risen lately in three-month annualized terms. The last time such numbers of immigrants were received was towards the end of the second mining boom that occurred in Australia this decade.
The ABS, however, informs that the chart does not serve as an appropriate data bank for checking migration statistics. As seen in the chart, the release has been a long-standing chief indicator for slow migration statistics from the ABS. Demographic Statistics containing data for the June quarter of this year should be expected later on in December.
The given data can stand as a premise to show a rise in the net overseas migration in Australia, thus probably pointing to an increase in the nation’s economy.
Indians attain the highest population in the Citizenship chart for Australia
On the 28th of February this year, 54,419 applications for citizenship in Australia were approved. This large number included 10,168 Indian born applicants thus topping the Nationality chart list while the UK with 9,198 applicants emerged the second highest.
In the last five years, immigrants from India have remained Australia’s highest source of citizenship by conferral, hence surpassing the United Kingdom.
As at 2016/17, 19,617 citizens of United Kingdom became citizens of Australia and were superseded in number by the 22,006 Indians who pledged their loyalty to Australia.
Between 2012 and 2018, Australia has welcomed over 118,000 Indian born migrants.
Australia has always been a great country for immigrants who wish to migrate and settle there.
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