Half of all migrants live in Sydney or Melbourne

Australians born overseas are more likely to live in major urban areas, with half of all migrants living in Sydney or Melbourne, according to the latest Australian Social Trends (AST) article released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) this week.

ABS Assistant Director of Social and Progress Reporting, Guinevere Hunt, said that in all capital cities except for Hobart and Darwin, more than half the CBD residents were born overseas. 

“We found that the suburbs with the highest proportion of people born overseas included Haymarket in Sydney, Clayton in Melbourne, Robertson in Brisbane, Regency Park in Adelaide, and Northbridge in Perth.

“Suburbs near universities also have high proportions of migrants,” said Ms Hunt.


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