THE number of migrants in Orange who have chosen to call Australia home is a snapshot of the jump in Australia’s migration rates.
Since the start of the year Orange has welcomed 45 people as new Australian citizens.
“Those new citizens received their certificates at four group and three private ceremonies,” Orange City Council’s manager of corporate and community relations Nick Redmond said.
According to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia’s migrant intake has doubled in the past decade.
However, in Orange the country of origin for new citizens ten years ago, was far less diverse than the latest intake of new citizens in Orange, with New Zealanders now taking a back seat.
British citizens now share ceremonies with people from a diverse cultural background.
Since January this year, 45 people received citizenship in Orange with nine of those new citizens children under the age of 16 years.
Zimbabwe tops the list in Orange this year of providing us with new citizens with three adults and two children taking part in ceremonies, followed by the Ukraine, United Kingdom, Hungary and Thailand with four citizens each.
India was the country of origin next on the list with three adults taking on citizenship followed by Sudan with two.
One person from each of the following nations have also taken part in ceremonies at Orange City Council or on Australia Day in Cook Park - Bangladesh, Brazil, Britain, Chile, China, Egypt, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Scotland, England, Sri Lanka and Vietnam