Whether you’re planning to come to Australia as an Indian or researching on Indians in Australia in general, you’ve come to the right place. No matter whether you are a student, migrant or professional, here in this article, you should get answers to your questions or the right sources & advice on anything related to Indians in Australia.
Population of Indians In Australia
There are 592,000 Indians living in Australia as of June 2018. The Indian population in Australia has exponentially grown in the last few years according to the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
India now accounts for 2.4% of the Australian population and the median age of an Indian migrant is revealed to be 34 years.
Opinion of Australian-Indians about Australia
A poll released recently by the Lowy Institute and the Australia India Institute reveals some interesting findings that will help you understand more about Indian public opinion towards Australia- The poll findings were: Despite bad press over the security of Indian students in 2009-10, Australia is well-liked in India. Indians hold relatively warm feelings towards Australia (56 degrees on a scale of 0 to 100), which ranks fourth after the United States (62), Singapore (58) and Japan (57) out of 22 countries in the survey.
Most Indians surveyed seem to admire Australian people, society, governance and universities.
Welcoming the poll, the Director of the Australia India Institute, Professor Amitabh Mattoo, said: ‘The Australia-India relationship is an idea whose time has come. This poll confirms that Indian perceptions of Australia are improving, but more work is needed to build and secure this vital relationship.’
Let’s not forget Australia is a multicultural country and the universities here are filled with students from over 50 countries. All of them bring their own unique culture, cuisine and variety in society.
A large part of the Australian economy is also supported by international tourists and students who comes to Australia in large numbers every year.
Someone on Quora asked about Indians and Australian community relationship (see image below) and here is the most voted answer (690+ votes/likes) which will give you an idea about what Australian-Indians think about Australia
Resources or useful Websites
- First of all, follow this facebook page which is the largest & fastest growing community Facebook page with 13,000+ Indians in Australia and is the best way to stay updated with the latest in the Indian community or general lifestyle articles.
- Another best source to stay updated with the Indian community in Australia is sbs hindi facebook page. I suggest you follow this page too because they post a lot of news and blogs related to Indians in Australia and around the world. They also keep their followers updated with the latest news or important events in India.
- Also, we have an official Indians in Australia aka iia website where we post the blogs to provide lifestyle tips and the latest news in the Indians community across Australia. If you are an Indian in Australia then you should check out the site.
Some other useful links:
In the end, if you’re new or planning to make Australia your home then don’t just look for the Indian community but also try to mingle with Australian culture.