Chinese surge ahead in rush to call Australia home
- Koren Helbig
- From: The Courier-Mail
- November 17, 2010 12:00AM
THE number of Chinese migrants moving to Australia has almost doubled in a decade, a new report reveals.
While Poms and Kiwis continue to dominate migrant numbers, China has now overtaken Italy to become the third most common country of origin for foreigners coming to Australia.
The latest AMP-NATSEM Income and Wealth Report, released yesterday, found native-English speaking migrants earned the most with an average $1358 weekly wage $92 more than the Australian-born average.
Those from non-English speaking backgrounds fared the worst at $1145, despite being better educated.
Nearly half of all men aged 25-34 from non-English speaking countries had tertiary qualifications, compared to 20 per cent of Australian-born men.
Chinese surge ahead in rush to call Australia home | Courier Mail