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Natives of Victoria, backed by Victorian enterprise, energy, skill, and capital, have made their way into every other colony of the group. The exact number of Victorians in New South Wales, Queensland, and Tasmania, has been ascertained from their Census returns, but it is to be regretted that in the tables of South Australia, Western Australia, and New Zealand, the numbers born in Australasia outside those colonies, have not been shown separately, but have been merely grouped under the head of "Other Australasian Colonies." Judging, however, from the proportions shown in the colonies in which the numbers are known, and from other circumstances, it may fairly be estimated that one-third of those grouped as stated, are natives of Victoria. This would give a total of 539,000 Victorians distributed throughout Australasia, of whom 40,000 were living outside the boundaries of the colony of their birth. These were spread over the different colonies as follow :— [Victorians in other colonies]

VICTORIANS IN EACH AUSTRALASIAN COLONY, 1881.
Colony in which resident. Numbers born in Victoria.
Males. Females. Total.
Victoria 247,528 251,671 499,199
New South Wales 14,328 10,678 25,006
Queensland 1,876 1,273 3,149
South Australia* 1,745 1,443 3,188
Western Australia* 133 87 220
Total 265,610 265,152 530,762
Tasmania 1,378 1,206 2,584
New Zealand* 2,929 2,830 5,759
Grand Total 269,917 269,188 539,105
[* In these cases it has been estimated that one-third of those stated to have been born in "Other Australian Colonies," were Victorian.]

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The following table contains a statement of the birthplaces of the people of each Australasian colony, according to the returns of the Census of 1881 ; also the number of males and females of each birthplace :— [Birthplaces of persons in each Australasian colony.]

BIRTHPLACES OF THE PEOPLE IN EACH AUSTRALASIAN COLONY, 1881.
Colony. Number of Persons born in— Total.
The Colony.* Other Australasian Colonies.† England and Wales. Scotland. Ireland. Other British Possessions. France. Germany. The United States. China. Other Foreign Countries. Residue.‡
MALES.
Victoria 247,528 19,051 85,426 26,224 41,226 2,348 1,042 6,144 1,645 11,743 5,888 3,818 452,083
New South Wales 234,453 24,665 70,787 15,828 36,494 2,674 1,205 5,367 1,947 10,141 6,038 1,550 411,149
Queensland 54,281 8,640 22,608 6,070 14,842 884 261 6,891 261 11,224 9,339 743 136,044
South Australia 85,228 5,236 33,833 6,028 9,060 903 213 5,234 § 4,146 2,390 737 153,008
Western Australia 10,528 400 4,980 575 1,519 23 21 61 68 145 305 77 18,702
Total 632,018 57,992 217,634 54,725 103,141 6,832 2,742 23,697 3,921 37,399 23,960 6,925 1,170,986
Tasmania 39,894 2,059 11,383 1,931 3,401 364 28 464 96 842 303 397 61,162
New Zealand 136,772 8,788 70,704 31,005 27,666 2,429 614 3,188 637 5,017 5,885 1,268 293,973
Total Males 808,684 68,839 299,721 87,661 134,208 9,625 3,384 27,349 4,654 43,258 30,148 8,590 1,526,121
FEMALES.
Victoria 251,671 20,715 62,027 21,929 45,507 1,311 292 2,427 698 56 795 2,835 410,263
New South Wales 232,749 19,849 39,887 9,251 32,698 1,087 292 2,154 571 64 740 977 340,319
Queensland 52,540 6,025 14,782 3,859 13,453 278 79 4,747 83 29 1,755 436 98,066
South Australia 84,625 4,330 25,318 4,609 9,186 445 80 3,567 § 5 476 562 133,203
Western Australia 9,591 260 1,780 157 1,456 12 9 10 19 9 49 13,352
Total 631,176 51,179 143,794 39,805 102,300 3,133 752 12,905 1,371 154 3,775 4,859 995,203
Tasmania 40,097 1,928 5,924 1,813 3,791 301 31 318 45 2 94 199 54,543
New Zealand 130,729 8,489 50,483 21,748 21,697 1,585 234 1,631 204 16 2,351 890 240,057
Total Females 802,002 61,596 200,201 63,366 127,788 5,019 1,017 14,854 1,620 172 6,220 5,948 1,289,803
BOTH SEXES 1,610,686 130,435 499,922 151,027 261,996 14,644 4,401 42,203 6,274 43,430 36,368 14,538 2,815,924
[* Including enumerated Aborigines.] [† Not including Fiji.] [‡ Comprising those born at sea and those of whom the birthplace was not returned.] [§ In South Australia those born in the United States were not separated from natives of "Other Foreign Countries."]
                 

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