Migrants in Melbourne 

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics in mid-2006 4,956,863 of the Australian resident population were born outside Australia, representing 24% of the total Australian population. Indeed, almost one in four Australian residents come from another country. The table below provides the estimated resident population by country of birth from the top 21 countries:  

Country of Birth

Estimated Resident    Population   

United Kingdom

1,153,264

 
New Zealand

476,719

 
China

279,447

 
Italy

220,469

 
Vietnam

180,352

 
India

153,579

 
Philippines

135,619

 
Greece

125,849

 
South Africa

118,816

 
Germany

114,921

 
Malaysia

103,947

 
Netherlands

86,950

 
Lebanon

86,599

 
Sri Lanka

70,908

 
Serbia and Montenegro

68,879

 
Indonesia

67,952

 
United States

64,832

 
Poland

59,221

 
Fiji

58,815

 
Ireland

57,338

 
Croatia

56,540