What percentage of the Australian population is of Asian descent?
12 percent The key point is how immigrants from Asian countries and their descendants make up an increasing proportion of the Australian population; Asian-born people are now about 12 percent of the population (issue 5, p 73), although there is considerable variation across the country.
When did Asian migration to Australia begin?
The most recent wave commenced in the late 1970s with large-scale migration from Vietnam following the end of the Vietnam war. Migration from a number of Asian countries has increased rapidly over the last twenty years, and, since 1990-91, Asians have comprised more than half of our net permanent settler gain.
What is the most race in Australia?
Ethnic Background Of AustraliansRankPrincipal Ancestral Ethnicity or NationalityShare of Australian Population1British67.4%2Irish8.7%3Italian3.8%4German3.7%6 more rows•18 Jul 2019
How much of Australia is white?
Since 1976, Australias census does not ask for racial background, it is unclear how many Australians are of European descent. Estimates vary from 85% to 92%.
What percent of Australia is Aboriginal?
3.3% In 2016, an estimated 798,365 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were in Australia, representing 3.3% of the total Australian population (ABS 2018b). The Indigenous population is projected to reach about 1.1 million people by 2031 (ABS 2019).