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The 2001 Australian Census showed 375.701 Greeks in all of Australia and the the 2006 Census 365.195, so where are the 600.000 to 700.000 Greeks? This was an urban myth created by local Greek community leaders to extract funding from the Greek Government, Melbourne is not the 3rd largest Greek city.According to the 2006 ABS Australian Census its population is 149.000. Athens, Thessaloniki, Piraeus, Patra, Nicosia and Lemesos(Cyprus) have higher numbers (See world Gazetteer 2010 population statistics)


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I thought[edit]

I thought they had the second largest concentration. I heard that when the Australia VS Greece was on. Jamo 02:55, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

7 largest?[edit]

Greek Australian is the seventh largest ethnic group in Australia - is this correct, or are Greek Australians higher (at 5th or 6th)? I'm asking this because on "Croatian Australian", it says Croatian Australians are the 7th largest; and if that's true, then Greek Australians must be at 5th or 6th because there are more Greek Australians than Croatian Australians. KingIvan 08:24, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

but these are much better websites on Greeks in australia and how they have contributed to australias society go on these!!!![edit] —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:20, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

"Melbourne the second largest Greek city"[edit]

The ABS said there were 365,000 odd persons claiming Greek ancestry, and 250,000 Greek speakers, in Australia. So I have no idea where the figure of 600,000 Greek Melburnians in the cited source came from.

It could well be that Melbourne has a population larger than the third largest Greek city (Piraeus, population 170,715) - see List of cities in Greece. But I would want confirmation that other cities with large Greek populations - Montreal, Paris or Munich etc. I note that in 2000 there were 159,763 Greek Americans in New York state (see Greek American). It may be harder to compare countries as Australia records ancestry while other countries don't, and if country of birth data was used Melbourne would probably have fewer than those European cities with a large transient Greek population. Kransky (talk)

Actually on second thoughts I am convinced that part of the original text can stand. Kransky (talk) 12:18, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Melbourne largest Greek population outside Greece?[edit]

2011 census results:

Greek population metro Melbourne - 155,000---- Greek population metro New York - 175,000

I know the difference isnt huge but these are official numbers as opposed to those exagerated community estimates. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Slick12345 (talkcontribs) 09:48, 2 December 2013 (UTC)