Australians in the United Kingdom

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Australians in the United Kingdom
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Total population
400,000 Australian-born residents
118,000 (2009 Office for National Statistics estimate)
Regions with significant populations
Regions: London, South East England, East of England, South West England, and Scotland
Cities: London (Earl's Court, Kensington, Hammersmith, Fulham, Shepherds Bush and Putney)

Australians in the United Kingdom include Australians who have become residents or citizens of the United Kingdom. The largest segment of Australia’s diaspora of 1 million resides in the United Kingdom.[1]

The 2001 UK Census recorded 107,871 Australian-born people.[2] In 2005, the highest concentration of Australians in the UK was in south-west London with sizeable communities in Earl's Court, Kensington, Hammersmith, Fulham, Shepherds Bush and Putney.[3] In 2007, there were 200,000 Australians in London.[4] In 2008, there were 400,000 Australians in the United Kingdom.[5] Estimates published by the Office for National Statistics suggest that, in 2009, the figure was 118,000.[6]

The late-2000s recession resulted in increased number of Australians moving from the UK. 2,700 Australians left each month in late 2008, compared to 1,750 a month in 2005.[7]

Notable individuals[edit]

Name Occupation
Peter André Singer (Born in London and raised in Australia)
Francis Bacon Artist (Father born in Australia)
Nick Cave Singer, songwriter and screenwriter
John Gregory Crace Naval officer
Richard Farleigh Investor
Germaine Greer Feminist and writer
Rolf Harris Television presenter, artist, singer-songwriter, entertainer, composer and convicted sex offender (Born in Australia to Welsh parents but has lived in the United Kingdom since 1952)
Darren Hayes Singer
Patricia Hewitt Former British Cabinet Minister and MP
Craig Revel Horwood Choreographer
Barry Humphries Comedian, actor and satirist
Clive James Writer and broadcaster
Harry Kewell Football player
Kathy Lette Novelist and playwright
Elle Macpherson Model, actress, and businesswoman
Tim Minchin Comedian, actor and musician
Dannii Minogue Singer, television personality and actress
Kylie Minogue Singer and actress
Elisabeth Murdoch Chief-executive of the television production company Shine Limited
John Pilger Journalist and documentary film maker
Amanda Platell Journalist and television presenter, best known as William Hague's press secretary in 1997-2001
Peter Porter Poet
Geoffrey Robertson Human rights lawyer, author and broadcaster
Dan Schreiber Radio and TV writer and producer (QI, The Museum of Curiosity)
Tony Smith Former rugby league player and head coach of both the Warrington Wolves and the English team
Joan Sutherland Singer
Mark Webber Formula 1 driver
Craig Johnston Professional footballer

See also[edit]