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Wednesday, 27 October 1971
Page: 2654

Mr Daly asked the Minister for Immigration, upon notice:

(1)   Is a record kept of the number of migrants who settle in the various States of Australia.

(2)   If so, how many migrants have settled in each State since the commencement of the immigration programme.

Mr Lynch - The Acting Minister for Immigration has supplied the following answer to the honourable member's questions:

(1)   Only since 1963 has a record been kept of the States and Territories of intended residence of settlers arriving in Australia. There is no guarantee that the intention to reside in any State, as indicated by each settler on an incoming passenger card, was actually, realised.

(2)   During the period January 1963 to June 1971, 1,272,551 settlers arrived in Australia. Their distribution by States and Territories of intended residence was as follows:


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