Indians form majority of immigrants to Australia: 2021 Census

The census also showed Punjabi as the language recording the largest increase, with over 239,000 people speaking Punjabi at home

Indians form majority of immigrants to Australia: 2021 Census
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The 2021 Census released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics has found that more than one million people immigrated to Australia since 2017, including over 220,000 Indians who formed the majority.

With the recent rise, “India has moved past China and New Zealand to become the third largest country of birth behind Australia and England,” a news release by the bureau noted. In the previous census recorded in 2016 India was the fifth largest country of birth.