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Hong Kong Australian

Hong Kong Australian
Total population
71,803 (by birth, 2006)[1] (excluding descendants who were born in Australia, and first-generation immigrants who were born elsewhere)
Regions with significant populations
Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese, English
Majority Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism; Roman Catholicism, Anglicanism, Protestantism, Atheism, Agnosticism.

A Hong Kong Australian is an Australian of Hong Kong descent. Many Hong Kong Australians hold dual citizenship of Australia and China, as well as British National (Overseas) status.


People born in Hong Kong as a percentage of the population in Sydney divided geographically by postal area, as of the 2011 census.

According to the 2006 Australian census, 71,803 Australians were born in Hong Kong;[1] a figure that would exclude first-generation immigrants from Hong Kong who were born elsewhere, as well as descendants of immigrants who were born in Australia. The corresponding figure on ancestry was not collected.[2] It is not known whether non-citizen residents and international students were covered in these figures. Hong Kong Australians are Han Chinese by ethnicity and Cantonese by ancestry.

According to Ethnologue, there were 244,553 Cantonese speakers in Australia,[3] a significant proportion of which would be immigrants from Hong Kong and their children, especially amongst those migrated to Australia in the 1990s and before.

Notable Hong Kong Australians

See also


  1. ^ a b "20680-Country of Birth of Person (full classification list) by Sex - Australia" (Microsoft Excel download). 2006 Census.   Total count of persons: 19,855,288.
  2. ^ "20680-Ancestry (full classification list) by Sex - Australia" (Microsoft Excel download). 2006 Census.   Total responses: 25,451,383 for total count of persons: 19,855,288.
  3. ^

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