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Hong Kong Australian
71,803 (by birth, 2006) (excluding descendants who were born in Australia, and first-generation immigrants who were born elsewhere)
People born in Hong Kong as a percentage of the population in Sydney divided geographically by postal area, as of the 2011 census.
According to the 2006 Australian census, 71,803 Australians were born in Hong Kong; a figure that would exclude first-generation immigrants from Hong Kong who were born elsewhere, as well as descendants of immigrants who were born in Australia. The corresponding figure on ancestry was not collected. It is not known whether non-citizen residents and international students were covered in these figures. Hong Kong Australians are Han Chinese by ethnicity and Cantonese by ancestry.
According to Ethnologue, there were 244,553 Cantonese speakers in Australia, a significant proportion of which would be immigrants from Hong Kong and their children, especially amongst those migrated to Australia in the 1990s and before.