There are no exact figures for the number of Tamil Australians but according to the 2011 census there were 50,151 Australians, 0.23% of the population, who spoke Tamil at home. However, the number of Australians who identified their ancestry, either first or second, as Tamil was only 19,434. Most Tamil speaking Australians identified their ancestry as Indian or Sri Lankan.
Analysis of 2011 census by language and ancestry highlighting Tamil characteristics
More than 80% have completed high school education which is only 50% for the general Australian population. More than 59% own their houses while more than 67% of the general population own their houses.