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The latest Census in 2016 recorded 13,366 Ukraine born people in Australia, a decrease of 4.5 per cent
from the 2011 Census. One of the first Ukrainian migrants to Australia was Mykhailo Hryb, a soldier in the Austrian army, who was from the western part of Ukraine when it was part of the Austrian Empire. In the 1860s Hyrb sailed to Australia where he established a sheep farm. Up to 5000 Ukrainians are believed to have arrived in Australia prior to World War I, along with a larger group of Russians, who were workers on the Chinese Eastern Railway, which was completed in 1902. Many lived in Brisbane where they were politically active. A large number also returned to Ukraine at the outset of the Russian revolution, during which control of Ukraine was fought over by Germany, Austria and Russia. Following World War II, the first Ukrainians from displaced persons camps in Europe arrived in 1948. They came to Australia on assisted passages which included two year work contracts with the Australian Government. Among the migrants were priests, lawyers, doctors and engineers, but the vast majority were people from a rural background. The 1954 Census recorded 14,757 Ukraine born. After that the number of migrants from the Soviet Ukraine was negligible, apart from a few Ukrainian Jews. There was also limited migration of Ukrainians from communities in Poland and Yugoslavia. Migration from Ukraine increased following its independence in 1991 from the former Soviet Union, as
skilled and family migrants.
2016 Census - Ukraine-born people. Produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics for the Department of Home Affairs. All data used in this summary is sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing.