Australia is in 2nd place in the OECD in terms of the share of immigrants in its population, with the foreign-born accounting for 26% of the total population. 15% of them arrived in the last 5 years compared with 22% on average across OECD countries. The foreign-born population is on average more educated than across OECD countries, with 38% of highly educated compared with 31% across OECD countries. 44% come from an OECD high-income country and 51% from a country with the same official language.
The immigrant household median income in Australia is in the top half of OECD countries but its level is 14% lower than the native-born one (compared with -21% across OECD countries). 20% of persons living in an immigrant household live with income below the poverty line, compared with an average of 17% across OECD countries.
Australia is among the top five countries with the highest share of nationals among its foreign-born population. In 2010, 7.6% of its foreign population was naturalised, compared with 2.9% across OECD countries.
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|Housing||Immigrants living in a suitably-sized dwelling, %, 2009|
|Income||Annual equivalised disposable income, USD, 2008|
|Health||Foreign-born adults reporting to be in good health, %, 2009|
|Education||Mean reading score of native-born children of immigrants, points, PISA 2009|
|Employment||Employment rate of the foreign-born population (15-64), %, 2009-10|
|Skill matching||Highly educated immigrants (15-64) in highly skilled jobs, % of highly educated immigrant employed, 2009-10|
|Naturalisation||Persons naturalised in 2010 as a % of the foreign population in 2009|
|26.5 % of total population|
|Foreign-born population (15-64)|
|From an OECD high-income country|
|From country with same official language|