2005: Brits give Vics the flick

telegraph, John Masanauskas, December 30, 2005

BRITISH migrants are shunning Melbourne and settling in cities with less cultural diversity, official figures show.

Despite the State Government embarking on a global campaign to recruit more migrants, Victoria is not attracting its fair share of arrivals from the Old Country.

In 2004-05, 2877 British-born people settled in Victoria, according to the latest Immigration Department data.

However, NSW attracted 3923 Britons, 4189 went to Queensland and more than 5000 settled in Western Australia.