Brits top the league in migration to Australia

August 6, 2009

Did you know that the United Kingdom still remains the greatest source of new emigrants? New Australian immigration statistics have shown that Britons make up the greatest number of migrants to Australia.The latest Australian immigration figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows 5.5 million Australians, or around a quarter of the population, were born overseas.

Around 213,000 people migrated to Australia in 2007/08, that is 60 per cent of the nation's population growth, and the majority of the new arrivals (60 per cent) were aged between 15 and 34.

The United Kingdom is the greatest source with 1.2 million people who were born in Britain now living in the country after emigrating to Australia.

It’s always nice to hear from clients who have made the move. Most tell us how well they have settled in Australia, like this recent email from one family: “Your company assisted myself and my family in emigrating to Australia and we moved here in March 2008. Our case workers were Diane Toole and Sarah Bowyer. With your assistance we obtained a SIR visa and the requirements were that I had three years in which to obtain and serve a minimum of 1 years permanent, full-time employment to fulfill the visa. I began working for the local Grammar School beginning of September 2008 as a permanent, full-time groundsman. I have been granted a permanent, full-time contract. As I am reaching my first years consistent full-time employment, I wonder if we are able to request permanency/citizenship etc before the three years are over, (if this is possible). We are all very settled here, have a lovely rental home, have full immersed ourselves into the Australian way of life and are having a fantastic time and we know that this is where we want to stay.”