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  • Pakistani population in Australia has almost doubled (SBS Urdu)
In terms of population growth, the second fastest increase between 2006 and 2016 was in the number of persons born in Pakistan
English
By
Zain Nabi

27 Jun 2017 - 2:32 PM  UPDATED 27 Jun 2017 - 2:40 PM

The number of Pakistani-born Australians has doubled in the last five years, the 2016 Census data reveals.

The population of Pakistani-Australians stood at 61,913 (37,720 males and 24,195 females) in 2016, an increase from 30,221 noted in the 2011 Census.

The population of Pakistani-Australians stood at 61,913 (37,720 males and 24,195 females) in 2016, an increase from 30,221 noted in the 2011 Census

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in terms of Australia's population growth, for the top 50 countries of birth (excluding Australia) at 30 June 2016, persons born in Nepal had the highest rate of increase between 2006 and 2016 with an average annual growth rate of 27.8 per cent.

However, this growth began from a small base of 4,400 persons at 30 June 2006.

In terms of population growth, the second fastest increase between 2006 and 2016 was in the number of persons born in Pakistan

The second fastest increase over this period was in the number of persons born in Pakistan (13.2 per cent per year on average), followed by those born in Brazil (12.1 per cent), India (10.7 per cent) and Bangladesh (8.9 per cent).

In the last few years Australia has welcomed more Pakistanis than ever before. In 2011, 3,775 Pakistanis arrived in Australia; 5,893 arrived in 2012; 6,347 in 2013; 6,355 in 2014; and 6,313 in 2015.

Islam most common religion in Australia after Christianity
Pakistan was the top contributor of Muslims in Australia (14.7 per cent), followed by Afghanistan (11.5 per cent).

Of the top 50 countries of birth, the fastest decline was for persons born in Malta, with an average annual decrease of 1.5 per cent, followed by persons born in Poland (1.3 per cent).