Australia: Ethnic groups as of 2011

Ethnic groups in Australia in 2011 This statistic shows the share of ethnic groups in Australia in the total population. 25.9 percent of the total population of Australia are english.
Australia’s population

Australia’s ethnic diversity can be attributed to their history and location. The country’s colonization from Europeans is a significant reason for the majority of its population being Caucasian. Additionally, being that Australia is one of the most developed countries closest to Eastern Asia; its Asian population comes as no surprise.

Australia is one of the world’s most developed countries, often earning recognition as one of the world’s economical leaders. With a more recent economic boom, Australia has become an attractive country for students and workers alike, who seek an opportunity to improve their lifestyle. Over the past decade, Australia’s population has slowly increased and is expected to continue to do so over the next several years. A beautiful landscape, many work opportunities and a high quality of life helped play a role in the country’s development. In 2011, Australia was considered to have one of the highest life expectancies in the world, with the average Australian living to approximately 82 years of age. From an employment standpoint, Australia has maintained a rather low employment rate compared to many other developed countries. After experiencing a significant jump in unemployment in 2009, primarily due to the world economic crisis, Australia has been able to remain stable and slightly increase employment year-over-year.
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Share in total population
English25.9%
Australian25.4%
Irish7.5%
Scottish6.4%
Italian3.3%
German3.2%
Chinese3.1%
Indian1.4%
Greek1.4%
Dutch1.2%
Other (incl. Australian aboriginal 5 percent)15.8%
Unspecified5.4%
Share in total population
English25.9%
Australian25.4%
Irish7.5%
Scottish6.4%
Italian3.3%
German3.2%
Chinese3.1%
Indian1.4%
Greek1.4%
Dutch1.2%
Other (incl. Australian aboriginal 5 percent)15.8%
Unspecified5.4%
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This statistic shows the share of ethnic groups in Australia in the total population. 25.9 percent of the total population of Australia are english.
Australia’s population

Australia’s ethnic diversity can be attributed to their history and location. The country’s colonization from Europeans is a significant reason for the majority of its population being Caucasian. Additionally, being that Australia is one of the most developed countries closest to Eastern Asia; its Asian population comes as no surprise.

Australia is one of the world’s most developed countries, often earning recognition as one of the world’s economical leaders. With a more recent economic boom, Australia has become an attractive country for students and workers alike, who seek an opportunity to improve their lifestyle. Over the past decade, Australia’s population has slowly increased and is expected to continue to do so over the next several years. A beautiful landscape, many work opportunities and a high quality of life helped play a role in the country’s development. In 2011, Australia was considered to have one of the highest life expectancies in the world, with the average Australian living to approximately 82 years of age. From an employment standpoint, Australia has maintained a rather low employment rate compared to many other developed countries. After experiencing a significant jump in unemployment in 2009, primarily due to the world economic crisis, Australia has been able to remain stable and slightly increase employment year-over-year.
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Release date
August 2017
Region
Australia
Survey time period
2011
Supplementary notes
According to the source, "data represent self-identified ancestry, over a third of respondents reported two ancestries (2011 est.)."

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