3412.0 - Migration, Australia, 2015-16 Quality Declaration 
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  • In 2015-16, net overseas migration (NOM) reflected an annual gain of 182,165 persons, 3.0% (5,300) more than in 2014-15.
  • An estimated 366,400 people moved interstate in 2015-16, an increase of 8.1% from the previous year.
  • At 30 June 2016, 28.5% of Australia's estimated resident population (6.9 million people) was born overseas.



MIGRATION SUMMARY, State & Territory - 2015-16(a)

Net Overseas Migration (NOM)
Net Interstate Migration (NIM)
Net migration
State or Territory
no.
no.
no.

NSW
71 161
-11 349
59 812
Vic.
65 007
16 699
81 706
Qld
20 019
11 581
31 600
SA
9 163
-6 398
2 765
WA
13 640
-7 703
5 937
Tas.
1 143
42
1 185
NT
420
-2 696
-2 276
ACT
1 607
-176
1 431
Australia(b)
182 165
na
182 165

na not applicable.
(a) Estimates are preliminary - see paragraph 9 of the Explanatory Notes.
(b) Includes Other Territories.

ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION, Australia - Top 10 countries of birth - 30 June 2016(a)(b)(c)

Persons
Country of birth
no.
% of Australian population

UK, CIs & IOM(d)
1 198 000
5.0
New Zealand
607 200
2.5
China(e)
526 000
2.2
India
468 800
1.9
Philippines
246 400
1.0
Vietnam
236 700
1.0
Italy
194 900
0.8
South Africa
181 400
0.8
Malaysia
166 200
0.7
Germany
124 300
0.5

(a) Estimates are preliminary - see paragraph 9 of the Explanatory Notes.
(b) Top 10 countries of birth excluding Australia.
(c) All population figures presented in this table are rounded. Estimates of the proportion of the Australian population are based on unrounded numbers.
(d) United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
(e) Excludes SARs and Taiwan.