Bosnian Australian

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian Australian Australia
Bosanski Australijanci
Total population
26,628 (by birth, 2006)
18,458 (by ancestry, 2006)
Regions with significant populations

Melbourne · Sydney · Brisbane

Perth · Adelaide · Gold Coast
[1][2]
Languages
Australian English · Bosnian
Religion
Majority Islam

Bosnian Australians or Australian Bosnians are people of Australia who are of Bosnian ancestry or come from Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to the 2006 Australian census 26,630 Australians were born in Bosnia and Herzegovina.[3] According to Embassy estimates there are some 50,000 people of Bosnian origin living in Australia

Immigration[edit]

Most of the Bosnians in Australia migrated to the country throughout the 20th century and more recently as a result of the Bosnian War which took place between April 1992 and December 1995.

The earliest signs of Bosnian community life have been evident since the 1960s with the establishments of "Bosnian Islamic Societies" in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Brisbane.

Bosnian migrants who arrived in Australia in the 1960s made important contributions to modern-day Australia through their role in the construction of the Snowy Mountains Scheme in New South Wales.

The distribution of Bosnian immigrants in Sydney as a percentage of the population

Settlement[edit]

Bosnian Australians mainly live in New South Wales and Victoria, especially in the cities of Melbourne and Sydney. In Melbourne they reside largely in the suburbs of Noble Park, St Albans, Springvale, and Dandenong. In Sydney, they are concentrated in Auburn, Blacktown, Fairfield, Liverpool, and Hurstville.

In Perth they are found in Mirrabooka, Beechboro, Balcatta, and Morley.

List of notable Bosnian Australians[edit]

Religious[edit]

Sporting[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "20680-Country of Birth of Person (full classification list) by Sex - Australia" (Microsoft Excel download). 2006 Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "20680-Ancestry (full classification list) by Sex - Australia" (Microsoft Excel download). 2006 Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  3. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

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