Although some observers stress Australia's convict history, the vast majority of early settlers came of their own free will. By the mids, the numbers of freeborn settlers had overtaken the convict population.
By the mids, the numbers of freeborn settlers had overtaken the convict population.
In60 percent of the Australian population had been born in Australia, and almost all had British ancestral origins. Out of the remaining 40 percent, 34 percent had been born in the British Islesand 6 percent were of European origin, mainly from Germany and Scandinavia. The European population grew from 0.
Abolition of the White Australia Policy in by the Menzies governmentoften incorrectly attributed to a later Labor government, led to a significant increase in non-European immigration, mostly from Asia and the Middle East. Melburnians during the live music rally in Almost one Australian in four was born elsewhere.
Asian Australians At the Census 2. Chinese AustraliansSoutheast Asian e.
Vietnamese AustraliansSouth Asian e. Indian Australians and Central Asian e. Indigenous AustraliansAboriginal Australiansand Torres Strait Islanders Indigenous Australians are descendants of the original inhabitants of the Australian continent.
The term "Aboriginal" is traditionally applied to only the indigenous inhabitants of mainland Australia and Tasmaniaalong with some of the adjacent islands. Indigenous Australians is an inclusive term used when referring to both Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders, i.
Dispersing across the Australian continent over time, the ancient peoples expanded and differentiated into hundreds of distinct groups, each with its own language and culture. At that time, the indigenous population was estimated to have been betweenand ,  divided into as many as tribes[ citation needed ] speaking many different languages.
In the Census,respondents declared they were Aboriginal29, declared they were Torres Strait Islandersand a further 17, declared they were both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
In addition, many other respondents described themselves as simply "Australian", which does not imply Indigenous descent. The total indigenous population is estimated to be aboutindividuals, including people of mixed descent.
The most commonly reported ancestries were English A further 6 of the leading 10 ancestries reflected the European heritage in Australia — Irish 9. Other most common ancestries in the top 10 were Chinese 4.
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