Australia is known as a culturally rich nation, welcoming immigrants from all corners of the globe. At McCrindle, we thought it’d be interesting to have a deeper look, finding the average age of immigrants, filtered by their country of origin. 

What we found was that the average age of immigrants from different countries, certainly reflected trends in immigration in Australia in previous decades. 

It was apparent that key world events were often accounted for through increased numbers of immigrants from those particular countries. The global issues that have shaped Australia’s cultural mix flow from some of the biggest events of the last six decades. Post-World War 2 migration and construction boom, unrest in former Yugoslavia, the Vietnam war, civil unrest in Sri Lanka, the pre-Hong Kong handover and recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Sudan. 

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