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Table 4 The classification of countries of birth

From: Past and projected growth of Australia’s older migrant populations

Broad category Country/region Constituent countries/territories
Australia Australia Australia
Rest of Oceania New Zealand New Zealand
Melanesia New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Micronesia Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau
Polynesia Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Niue, Samoa, American Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Wallis and Futuna, Pitcairn Islands
North West Europe UK UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man
Ireland Ireland
Western Europe Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Switzerland
Northern Europe Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Aland Islands
Southern and Eastern Europe Southern Europe Andorra, Gibraltar, Holy See, Italy, Malta, Portugal, San Marino, Spain
South Eastern Europe Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, North Macedonia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Slovenia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo
Eastern Europe Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Ukraine
North Africa and Middle East North Africa Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara, Spanish North Africa, South Sudan
Middle East Bahrain, Gaza Strip and West Bank, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
South East Asia Mainland South East Asia Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
Maritime South East Asia Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste
North East Asia Chinese Asia China (excludes SARs and Taiwan), Hong Kong (SAR of China), Macau (SAR of China), Mongolia, Taiwan
Japan and the Koreas Japan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North), Republic of Korea (South)
Southern and Central Asia Southern Asia Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Central Asia Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Americas North America Bermuda, Canada, St Pierre and Miquelon, United States of America
South America Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Central America Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Caribbean Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands, United States Virgin Islands, St Barthelemy, St Martin (French part), Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Curacao, Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
Sub-Saharan Africa Central and West Africa Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
Southern and East Africa Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Reunion, Rwanda, St Helena, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  1. Source: https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/2901.0Chapter1102016