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Number of adults in poverty in 2019-20 by country of birth, and change in poverty

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The key distinction here is the lower poverty rate among migrants born in a major English-speaking country (218,000 people), compared with those born elsewhere (887,000 people). The rate of poverty was also below-average among people born in Australia (1,454,000 people).
In the fourth quarter of 2019-20, poverty declined (by 254,000 people) among migrants from places other than ‘major Englishspeaking countries’ but rose slightly (by 12,000 people) among those from major English-speaking countries.

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