Asian immigration growing fast in Australia: census
SYDNEY (AFP) — Australia's Asian population is growing rapidly as more immigrants from across the region pour into a country once despised for its racially exclusive policies, official statistics showed Thursday.
China and India provided increasing numbers of immigrants, while traditional sources of new arrivals in the so-called "Lucky Country" -- such as Britain and Italy -- suffered a decline, a review of the latest census revealed.
Apart from China and India, countries providing increasing numbers of immigrants included Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea and South Africa.
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