First Generation Greek Immigrants
in Australia Estimated at 180,000

The Australian nationals born in Greece are 128,650 with an average age of 61.8 years, while the average age of all Australians born abroad, who make up about 25% of the country's population, is 47 years.

However, this number does not reflect the real size of the Greek community in Australia which according to the Australian government numbers over 600,000 people including 21,538 born in Cyprus, about 15,000 born in Egypt and several thousands born in Turkey and eastern European countries as well as the second and third generation Greek-Australians. It is estimated that the first generation Greek-Australians are 180,000.

Almost 25% of all Australians were born abroad while the number of first generation Greek-Australians has dropped.

For the record, a total of 4.8 million Australians were born abroad, the highest percentage since 1901 when the country became a federation.

Those born in the United Kingdom still make up the largest percentage (6%) of the overall population in Australia estimated at 1.1 million, followed by New Zealanders, Italians, Chinese and Vietnamese.

The number of the Greek-Australians born in Greece has dropped by 1% during the past four years, according to the latest figures provided by the Australian Statistics Agency.

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