A lot of questions in my title today, so what is it all about? Time for me to stop asking questions and start answering some.
Back in 2011 Australia held a census, as they do every five years. I took part in that census for the first time as I mentioned in my post Australian Census 2011 Results and Highlights.
That post included several very interesting facts from that census as well as a rather crude table detailing the top 10 countries of birth for our population that arrived from overseas.
Today I am thrilled and very privileged to update the information in its fullest with…
Now, you may be forgiven for thinking that the above image is some kind of modern art interpretation of a funnel web spider’s complex web, but it isn’t. It’s actually a quite amazing and very clever interactive tool from which you can discover all kinds of migrant information such as:
- Most Zimbabweans move to Western Australia, closely followed by Queensland.
- Top destination for South Africans, on the other hand, is New South Wales.
- New South Wales is also the primary destination for those from England.
- People from India though, prefer to go to Victoria.
- Only 153 people born in Wales moved to hot and humid Northern Territory.
- Whereas 633 Welsh people move to cool and crisp Tasmania.
And I’ve only touched the surface, find out who moved where from Japan, Afghanistan, Iran, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Egypt, USA, Canada, oh enough already, let’s just say from just about anywhere to anywhere.
Before you pop over to have a play with this interactive tool for yourself, you’ll notice that in the above image every one of those squares is placed randomly and incoherently in no place special.
When you see the tool for the first time, everything will be nice and tidy. It’s down to you to mess it up with your mouse. Simply hover and drag and you can isolate the exact information you are looking for.
Find out, for example, where everyone who moves from your country heads to when they get to Australia. Simply hover over each string after separating it from the crowd and find out exactly how many people move to each specific state in Australia from the country you come from.
Are you ready?
Click here to view the Bobinoz exclusive interactive country of birth tool.
Yes, Australia is, indeed, A Nation of Immigrants.
Don’t forget to come back sometime after 2016, hopefully I’ll have some updated statistics for you.
Interactive tool Courtesy of Progressive Insurance