How big is the Lebanese community in Australia?
Total Lebanese Population in Australia in 2019: 230,000* (approx.)
* According to the latest growth trends as seen in the Australian Housing and Population Census data sets
Growth estimation up to 2021:
The Lebanese population is the largest Middle Eastern community in Australia (2019)
Most of the Lebanese-Australian community live in metro Sydney and Melbourne.
These are also the only cities where the population is growing due to increasing birth rates.
The largest wave of migration from Lebanon occurred between 1976 and 1981 during the Lebanese Civil War.
Since then, migration has significantly reduced and growth rates have become steady.
While there are over 900 suburbs with Lebanon-born Australians residing in them, the top 30 suburbs represent more than 50% of the population.
Where does the community live in Sydney?
Where does the community live in Melbourne?
The fastest growing suburbs are Hoppers Crossing (VIC), Casula (NSW), Condell Park (NSW), Georges Hall (NSW), Bass Hill (NSW) and Greystanes (NSW).
In Sydney, this shows a movement further West and South West.
Where in Lebanon did most of the community come from?
- North Lebanon – including Tripoli & Mt Lebanon
- Beqaa Valley
DIVERSITY OF THE LEBANESE POPULATION
Over 70% of the Australian Lebanese community is Christian. The majority being Catholic, including Maronite.
The median age for the Lebanese community is around 50-54, but the younger Australian-born population is growing
Born in Australia
Popular Community Interests
Cultural Festivals (including Eid and Ramadan)
Films and TV Series
Live singers touring from Lebanon
Live comedies (including touring comedians)
Church entertainment activities
Football / Soccer
Lebanese-Australian community leader tell us what is unique about the community and how it feels to be part of this vibrant population.
Remy Wehbe – AME Media
The Lebanese community is unique and diverse and it's a culture that I am extremely proud to be apart of. We are diverse in our multiculturalism and religions. It's the link between the West and the East.