Uruguayan Australian

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Uruguayan Australian
Uruguayo-australiano
Total population

Uruguayan
6,485 (by ancestry, 2006)

[1]
9,376 (by birth, 2006).[2]
Regions with significant populations
Languages
Australian English · Rioplatense Spanish
Italian · Portuñol · French
Religion
 · Roman Catholic (Predominantly) · Protestant · Jewish
Related ethnic groups
Italians · Spaniards · French · Portuguese · Britons · Latinos · White Latin Americans · Japanese Uruguayan

A Uruguayan Australian is any person of Uruguayan ancestry or birth who is a citizen or resident of Australia.

According to the 2006 Australian census, 9,376 Australians were born in Uruguay[2] while 6,485 claimed Uruguayan ancestry, either alone or with another ancestry.[1]

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Demography[edit]

According to 2006 census on the Uruguayan diaspora in Australia, there are about 6,485 people of that origin. The majority of Uruguayans that migrated to Australia arrived in the 1960s and 1970s. It calculates that between 1963 and 1975 (when the country's economy suffered a huge drop), 180,000 Uruguayans left the country; more recently, in the years of oppressive military control (1975–1985), 150,000 Uruguayans left Uruguay. By 1989, only 16,000 of these citizens had returned to their native country. These figures combined indicate an emigration figure of approximately one-tenth the population of Uruguay.

Although in the 1990s Uruguayans constituted one of the largest groups in the total pool of immigrants to Australia originating from Latin America, they only made up a small part of Australia's Hispanic population. Most Uruguayan immigrants are based in Sydney and Melbourne.[citation needed]

Uruguayan Australians[edit]

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  1. ^ a b "20680-Ancestry (full classification list) by Sex – Australia" (Microsoft Excel download). 2006 Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2 June 2008.  Total responses: 25,451,383 for total count of persons: 19,855,288.
  2. ^ a b "20680-Country of Birth of Person (full classification list) by Sex – Australia" (Microsoft Excel download). 2006 Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2 June 2008.  Total count of persons: 19,855,288.