Monday, 14 January 2013

Australia Overview - Population

Australia Population
Information by Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Australia Overview - History, Society, Lifestyle  - A unique Blend of Traditional and New Influences.

Australia is a product of a unique blend of established traditions and new influences. The country’s original inhabitants, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, are the custodians of one of the world’s oldest continuing cultural traditions. They have been living in Australia for at least 40 000 years and possibly up to 60 000 years. (Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are the original inhabitants.


 Torres Strait Islander

Great Britain established the first European settlement at Sydney Cove in 1788

The rest of Australia’s people are migrants or descendants of migrants who have arrived in Australia from about 200 countries since Great Britain established the first European settlement at Sydney Cove in 1788. 
In 1945, Australia’s population was around 7 million people and was mainly Anglo–Celtic. Since then, more than 6.5 million migrants, including 675 000 refugees, have settled in Australia, significantly broadening its social and cultural profile.
So it was in year 1788 when Great Britain established the first European settlement at Syney Cove.
Anglo Celtic were mainly the Australia's population in 1945.

What about today?
Today Australia has a population of nearly 23 million people. At 2009, abou 25.6 per cent of the estimated resident population comprised those born overseas. Australian Bureau of Statistics projections from the 2006 census of the numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people suggest and Indigenous population of 575,552 people at 30 June 2011.
Many of the people who have come to Australia since 1945 were motivated by a commitment to family, or a desire to escape poverty, war or persecution. The first waves of migrants and refugees came mostly from Europe. Subsequent waves have come from the Asia–Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa.
Migrants have enriched almost every aspect of Australian life, from business to the arts, from cooking to comedy and from science to sport. They, in turn, have adapted to Australia’s tolerant, informal and broadly egalitarian society. 
So here's some simple facts about Australia's population.

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  1. I'm dying to visit Australia. It's on my short list of must-visits!

    Jules of Canines & Couture

  2. Hey Jewel.

    Thank you for dropping by.

    Haha. Make your short list to visit Australia to a real one :)