Australia's current population is 23,000,000 and of those 17,000,000 were born in Australia, that means that 6,000,000 were not. 6,000,000 was Australia's entire population in 1925.
Here I present evidence from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Australian Historical Population Statistics, if you wish to do your own research just download the Migration file, then look at Tab 7.1.
The file goes back to 1925, so the 1920's are only half a decade, you will also notice that more people left Australia in the 1930's than arrived due to the severity of the economic depression. The 1940's is really the last 3 years, before that more people left than arrived. Migration has gone up and down, sometimes quite dramatically since 1950, the lowest by a long way was 13,515 in 1975, the highest was 315,687 in 2008, both years Labor was in power.
1925-29 = 170,396
1930-39 = -2,563
1940-49 = 219,236
1950-59 = 896,450
1960-69 = 971,577
1970-79 = 684,544
1980-89 = 1,079,878
1990-99 = 790,187
2000-09 = 1,700,343
2010 = 172,038
You will notice that the first decade of this century saw nearly as many immigrants as the 1980's and 1990's combined, 1,700,000.
Lets look at it another way, by each quarter century (25 year) period
1925-50 = 387,069
1951-75 = 2,334,539
1976-00 = 2,088,097
2001-10 =1,872,381 (at this rate by 2025 there will be 4,255,411)
According to Characteristics of Recent Migration, November 2013, Australia's population over the age of 15 is 18,295,900.
Australian born 12,474,300 (68%)
Foreign born 5,821,600 (32%)
In 2013 10% of Australia's population aged over 15, 1,821,100 of them, had been here 10 years or less. And each year it continues.
Now lets look at it a 3rd way, by political parties since 1945 when the Department of Immigration was formed. Governments don't change on the 1st January, so I will count the last year of a Government as fully theirs. The next full year will be the next parties. For example in 1949 Labor lost Government to the Liberals, 1949 is counted as all Labor, 1950 as all Liberal.
Total Immigrants between 1945-2010 = 4,542,684
Australian Labor Party
Total years in office between 1945-2010 = 24 years
Liberal Party&Country/National Party
Total years in office between 1945-2010 = 41 years
Labor is worse, but the Liberals aren't innocent by any means. This needs to stop!
Both major political parties are making Australians a minority in our own country!
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