Iredale, Robyn R., Where are we now in overseas qualifications recognition? A decade of review and changes, Centre for Multicultural Studies, University of Wollongong, Occasional Paper 26, 1992, 68.
Over the last decade, more and more of Australia's immigration intake has come from non- English speaking background (NESB) countries. Whereas in 1981 50 per cent of the overall intake was from NESB countries, by 1990-91 this figure had reached 63 per cent. As a consequence, in the skilled categories there has also been a proportionate increase in the immigrants arriving from non-English speaking background (NESB) countries. In 1990-91, for example, 78 per cent of professionals and 53 per cent of tradespeople came from NESB countries. Asian countries have featured particularly in recent years. In 1990-91,61 per cent of the permanent settler professional intake was from Asia.