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How big is the Lebanese community in Australia?

How big is the Lebanese community in Australia?

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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:

244,600
Lebanese

The Lebanese population is the largest Middle Eastern community in Australia (2019)

Lebanese

230,000

Iraq

110,000

Afghan

102,000

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.

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MIGRATION

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.

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