[Guide] A large number of British people are now pouring into Australia, which will usher in the largest wave of British immigration since the 1970s. However, with the diversification of immigration sources. For the first time, the United Kingdom is no longer Australia's largest source of immigrants.
Claire Buckingham, who moved to Sydney from London 2 years ago, likes the Australian lifestyle very much. She feels that she can still live in the sun after working at 3:4 in the afternoon, which makes people feel like a holiday. For Craig Williams, moving to Melbourne from the UK with his partner XNUMX years ago was the choice of leaving home forever. He said that both of them have become Australian citizens this year, and they think Australia is very suitable for them.
British immigrants no longer lead
7 of the top ten source countries are in Asia
In the past, Australia's largest source of immigrants was always the United Kingdom. In the 1950s and 1970s, the Australian government’s purpose of attracting immigrants was to increase population growth. In those 30 years, more than 140 million British citizens immigrated to Australia. In the 1980s, Australia’s immigration program shifted to provide labor for the market, resulting in a 45% drop in the number of British immigrants. By the 1990s, the number of British immigrants had fallen to 13.6.
Jim Hammerton of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences at LaTrobe University (LaTrobe University) pointed out that global financial recession events such as the recession in the 1980s will reduce the number of citizens from developed countries coming to Australia and make other cultural groups “in Australian society”. Leave a mark on it".
Vietnam and India first emerged in the immigration wave of Australia in the 1970s. By the 1980s, half of Australia's top 10 immigration sources were Asian countries. By the 2000s, British immigrants had 2.4, barely defeating New Zealand to maintain its position as the largest source of immigrants.
Source: The Australian Times