Statistics and Indicators

Country of birth


    ACT residents born overseas by country of birth and census year, 2001 to 2016

    • The percentage of the ACT population born overseas increased from 21.6 % in 2001 to 32.0% in 2016.
    • In 2016, the largest number of overseas born residents came from the United Kingdom, followed by China, India and New Zealand.
    • Country of Birth is defined as the country in which a person was born. The Australian Bureau of Statistics defines the countries from 4-digit categories in the Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC).

    Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). 1269.0 – Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC), 2016. Canberra: ABS; 2016 [cited 2020 Dec 21]. Available from:

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    Source: ABS 2020. ABS.Stat (Beta) Accessed 21/12/2020,