With the number of Australian residents born in India tripling in the last decade, Indians are the fourth largest migrant group in the country after the UK, New Zealand and China.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, as on 30 June 2015, there were 432,700 Australian residents who were born in India, which 1.8 percent of the total population of Australia. According to the ABS data, foreign migrants make up the highest proportion of Australian population in over a century, at 28%.
The median age of Indian migrants has also dropped from 37 years in 2005 to 33.4 years in 2015, which means more younger people are migrating from India.
The percentage of Australian residents born overseas has increased every year for the last 15 years. The change in the migrant mix can best be observed in the differences in median age of certain groups.
At a state level, the largest gains were in New South Wales, followed by Victoria and then Queensland.
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