The latest report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown a two year high in Australian immigration.
The net overseas migration for the year ending in March showed an 18% increase on the same period last year, almost 200,000. The report also showed the country’s entire population surpassing 22.5 million, with 57% of the growth being attributed to Australian immigration.
Western Australia’s massive mining industry fuelled the fastest population growth in the country, with more than 70,000 people, over 3%, moving there last year.
Every other Australian state recorded a population growth in the past year but analysts are claiming the lure of high paid, abundant opportunity in the mines of Western Australia and even Queensland to a certain extent, have left New South Wales struggling to attract newcomers. […]