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Australian Immigration by Country

Name the top countries of birth for immigrants living in Australia.
As of 2010, according to Wikipedia
Excludes Hong Kong and Macau
Quiz by peskychocolatedevil
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Last updated: April 26, 2017
First submittedNovember 20, 2014
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# Immigrants
Country
1,192,878
United Kingdom
544,171
New Zealand
470,071
China
340,604
India
216,303
Italy
210,803
Vietnam
177,389
Philippines
155,692
South Africa
135,607
Malaysia
128,558
Germany
# Immigrants
Country
127,195
Greece
100,255
South Korea
92,243
Sri Lanka
90,395
Lebanon
88,609
Netherlands
83,996
United States
73,527
Indonesia
72,378
Ireland
68,319
Croatia
62,778
Fiji
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level 76
Oct 14, 2015
Wow wasn't expecting Croatia.
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level 57
May 17, 2016
There are a lot of Croatians in Sydney and Melbourne. In 2006 when we played Croatia in the World Cup Finals, there were 6 players of Croatian descent in the Australian squad, and 3 guys who were born and raised in Australia in the Croatian squad. The first wave of Croatian migrants came after World War 2, along with large numbers of migrants from Italy and Greece. They were considered 'non-white', and it took a hard sell from the Labour government of the day to convince white anglo-saxon Australians to let them into the country.
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level 76
Jan 31, 2019
I only knew Croatia because I've listened to too many true crime podcasts about Ivan Milat. I'm sure that he's not who the Croatian-Australian community wants to be known for, but he's certainly memorable.
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level 73
Dec 29, 2016
Way too many New Zealanders living over in the 'West Island'. About time some of them came back to NZ I think.
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level 72
Jan 2, 2017
Which, if they did, would lower the average IQ of both countries.
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level 80
Jan 3, 2017
Zing!
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level 67
Jan 26, 2017
Savage xD
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level 51
Nov 17, 2017
You're right there, the average Australian wouldn't get that at all. (Yes, I am Australian) Nice one!
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level 60
Jan 26, 2017
Thought there might be some Austrians, who got lost.
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level 62
Jan 27, 2017
LOL
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level 76
Jan 26, 2017
I'm surprised by the amount of dutch. I'm first gen Aussie but half dutch and I only know of my own family and a scattering of others. My other half is Russian and they are everywhere in Sydney yet they don't make the list. Very surprised. Was it something to do with statistics from the USSR not working for this quiz? Or refugees? My mum was a Russian refugee but born in Germany so that would confuse things.
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level 77
Jan 26, 2017
The first Europeans in Australia were Dutch, in 1606.
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level 74
Jan 26, 2017
I doubt they are still alive though.
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level 58
Jan 27, 2017
^ You're probably right.
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level 77
Jan 28, 2017
Probably not. But I was just saying they were there first. Also, once an ethnic community is established somewhere it will usually continue to attract more immigrants of the same ethnicity into perpetuity. One Dutchman settles in Sydney in 1700... his wife and two brothers come over in 1720... his two brothers go home to get married and bring back their wives in 1730... their wives each sponsor parents, cousins, nieces and nephews to come over... friends of said nephews stay in correspondence with those who moved and decide to join later, bringing members of their family with them, and so on and so on until there is a mix of people who were born there and new arrivals, as well.
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level 45
Aug 10, 2018
I thought the Dutch left Australia, after having settled there briefly. After that it wasn't inhabited by Europeans until the English arrived.
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level 77
Jun 20, 2019
After reading up on it some, apparently in spite of being called New Holland for a couple hundred years the Dutch never made an attempt to colonize Australia, deeming it an unsuitable place to live. When the English first established a permanent presence there it was in New South Wales, while the rest of the island was still called New Holland. Dutch immigration got a big boost during WW2 when people came over from the Dutch East Indies (part of Indonesia).
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level 39
Jan 26, 2017
I am pretty sure Bangladesh and Nepal should be here.
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level 44
Jan 26, 2017
Bangladesh was one of the first ones I tried. I was SURE it would be there. Weird.
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level 45
Jan 26, 2017
What I don't understand is I made this quiz 2 years ago using more recent data from the actual 2011 census (as opposed to the 2010 estimates this quiz uses) and the quizmaster decides to feature this one instead. Just...Sigh.
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level 39
Jan 26, 2017
Likewise with the Dutch! Would say that I know/have encountered people from all of these different places before in Aus, but would never have picked the Netherlands. Wonder where they're all hiding!
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level 77
Jan 26, 2017
I guessed them early on because I was aware of the early history of Australia which included Dutch exploration. But I don't know if that actually has anything to do with why there are many Dutch there now. Only ones I missed were Ireland and Lebanon.
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level 66
Jan 27, 2017
My guess would be that this is the result of a Dutch emigration wave after WW2. Lots of Dutch went to New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the US.
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level 57
Jan 26, 2017
18/20, but being an Aussie helps. How the hell did I miss Lebanon?!
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level 62
Jan 27, 2017
My first guess!
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level 44
Jan 26, 2017
Ireland came out of nowhere
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level 44
Jan 26, 2017
AHHHHHHHH! Forgot the UK!
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level 39
Feb 18, 2018
As a massive rugby league fan I am ashamed that I forgot Lebanon seen as most of the Lebanese national team are made up of Australians of Lebanese descent...
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level 69
Apr 16, 2018
Fiji has gotta have the largest number relative to its population. It’s roughly the equivalent to there being 100 million Chinese here.
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level 49
Jun 8, 2019
how did i forget south africa? My dads from there and im from melbourne
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