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Overview
Londoners joke pubs would close without Australian bar staff and the maps show how many of the country's citizens are in the capital.

106,000 Australia-born people were in Britain in 2001 four of every 10 of them in London.

Many of today's Australian-born in Britain are under-30s who come on work visas after studies as a means of financing a year-long tour of the world. Scotland ranks unusually highly as a destination for Australian-born people, possibly indicating historic family routes.

Some people born in Australia will be children of British families who lived abroad, possibly having emigrated in the 1970s, before returning at a later date.

Concentrations of people born in Australia
Concentrations of people born in Australia
Map on right shows country as if areas with roughly equal populations were the same size. So, densely populated London takes up much more space than sparsely populated Scottish Highlands.

At-a-glance
106,404 people born in Australia were in the UK in 2001, some 0.19% of the population.

9 of the top 10 Australian clusters are in west London boroughs.

5 regions of Britain have fewer than 5,000 Australia-born people living there.

784 more people born in Australia are living in Hammersmith than did so a decade earlier - the biggest single increase in a local cluster.


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Distribution of people born in Australia
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 73,336 106,404 45.09 0.13 0.19 0.06
 
East Midlands 2,951 3,742 26.80 0.07 0.09 0.02
East of England 6,393 8,768 37.15 0.13 0.16 0.03
London 23,267 41,491 78.33 0.35 0.58 0.23
North East 1,390 1,740 25.18 0.05 0.07 0.02
North West 4,785 5,870 22.68 0.07 0.09 0.02
Scotland 5,077 7,555 48.81 0.10 0.15 0.05
South East 14,562 18,720 28.55 0.19 0.23 0.04
South West 6,438 8,070 25.35 0.14 0.16 0.02
Wales 1,894 2,377 25.50 0.07 0.08 0.01
West Midlands 3,372 4,028 19.45 0.07 0.08 0.01
Yorks & Humber 3,207 4,043 26.07 0.07 0.08 0.01

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Hyde Park London 1,063 1,583 48.92 1.74 2.38 0.64
Hammersmith London 694 1,478 112.97 1.16 2.23 1.07
Kensington London 1,072 1,427 33.12 2.07 2.27 0.20
Fulham London 621 1,365 119.81 1.32 2.38 1.06
Chelsea London 942 1,176 24.84 1.83 1.92 0.09
Acton London 413 1,013 145.28 0.67 1.50 0.83
Regent's Park London 598 962 60.87 0.74 1.32 0.58
Richmond N London 536 920 71.64 0.81 1.34 0.53
Highgate London 426 842 97.65 0.92 1.54 0.62
Putney E London 349 830 137.82 0.92 2.10 1.18
 
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