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2016 census data: African-Australians in numbers

Africans in Australia

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the results of the 2016 census, revealing an Australia that is bigger, older, more diverse, less religious and becoming more Asian.  SBS African Hour program has compiled a list on African nations that have at least 1,000 of its citizens in Australia. African languages that are spoken by at least 1,000 people in Australia are also on the list. Details on our Census Explorer:sbs.com.au/censusexplorer

Persons in Australia born in Sub-Saharan African countries (2006 Census). Cut-off number is a minimum of 1,000.

Congo, Republic of-1425

Democratic Rep of Congo-4097

Ghana-5287

Liberia-3027

Nigeria-8488

Sierra Leone-3410

Botswana-1149

Burundi-2113

Eritrea-4303

Ethiopia-11792

Kenya-17652

Malawi-1234

Mauritius-24329

Namibia-1269

Seychelles-2519

Somalia-7668

South Africa-162449

Tanzania-3830

Uganda-3373

Zambia-6235

Zimbabwe-34787

 

African languages spoken in Australian homes by at least 1,000 people

Acholi(Uganda)- 1089

Akan (Ghana)-3100

Afrikaans (South Africa)-43741

Amharic (Ethiopia)-6812

Dinka (South Sudan)-12701

Kirundi (Burundi, DRC, Tanzania)3097

Mauritian Creole (Mauritius)-4200

Ndebele (Zimbabwe)-1363

Oromo (Ethio, Kenya, Somalia)-3047

Shona (Zimbabwe)-11037

Somali (Somalia)-14176

Swahili (East, Central Africa)-11460

Tigrinya (Eritrea, Ethiopia)-4583

Yoruba (Nigeria)-2465

Other languages not defined -5018

 

 

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