You decide Australia’s population, we’ll show you how it looks – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Immigrants boost economic growth by increasing the percentage of people in the workforce. They also tend to be younger, better educated and more motivated than the average resident “owing to their decision to move to Australia”, according to the 2015 Intergenerational Report.

This is especially true in Australia, which has emphasised skilled migration since the mid-1990s.

“If we didn’t have as much migration not only would Australia be much smaller, it would be much older because migrants are traditionally younger than the average resident,” Mr Howe said.

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