Australia’s Population Surge: Immigration Fuels Record Growth in 2023

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Article: In 2023, Australia’s population soared to 26.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

This growth was predominantly driven by a substantial influx of migrants, as Beidar Cho, ABS head of demography, pointed out.

Net overseas migration contributed a staggering 84 per cent of this population growth, with 547,300 new arrivals, signifying the highest number of immigrants in Australia’s recent history.

This influx was partly offset by 204,200 departures, resulting in a net gain of 343,100 individuals.

Meanwhile, the natural increase, attributed to the difference between births and deaths, stood at 103,900, a slight decrease of 6.

This figure was derived from 287,100 births and 183,100 deaths registered within the country.

In terms of regional growth, Western Australia led the way with a 3.

Victoria at 2.

Queensland at 2.

On the other end of the spectrum, Tasmania recorded the lowest growth, at a mere 0.

These statistics underscore the significant impact of migration on Australia’s population dynamics and highlight the country’s potential to become an increasingly diverse and vibrant nation.