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Country of birth for Australian migrants. 25% of the population was born overseas.

This map is from 2006. Australia’s resident population was 19,855,288 of which approximately 25% of the population was born overseas, which along with Switzerland is the highest % of foreign born population in the Western world. The countries with the largest % include:


UK – 1,153,264
NZ – 476,719
China – 203,143
Italy – 220,469
Vietnam – 180,352
India – 153,579
Philippines – 135,619


With increased migration to Australia by 2050 it is expected that 1/3 Australians may be from a foreign country.

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This map was published in 1968 by National Geographic. It shows a representative sample of native flowers across the World.
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China rift deepens

Liam Dann interviewed Beijing based New Zealander David Mahon on the subject of the deteriorating relations between China and New Zealand. His comments are sobering at best, and reflect a possible threat to trade at worst.

Mahon lives in China, where he established his business advisory network Mahon China in the 1980s. He has watched the New Zealand – China relationship flourish over the last few decades… and now it is deteriorating rapidly. quote.

Mahon has serious concerns that New Zealand’s relationship with China has deteriorated to the point where we may now face a political retaliation and our exporters may face border difficulties.

“We need to stay out of these things and not takes sides,” says Beijing-based Kiwi businessman David Mahon. “Because if we choose to take sides we will be crushed.”

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The UK’s oddest place names

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