Australians in Singapore

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Australians in Singapore
Total population
(20,000 (2012))
Languages
English (Australian · Singaporean)
Related ethnic groups
Australian diaspora

Australians in Singapore consists of immigrants from Australia and Singaporean citizens of Australian descent. As of October 2012, there are about 20,000 Australians living in Singapore.[1]

Migration History[edit]

Despite a mining boom and a strong economy at home, an increasing number of Australians have left for jobs and promotion opportunities in Asia and elsewhere.[2] Many left for Singapore due to the growth of the country's economy and its population slowing has made it more of a destination. However, many of the Australians who move to Singapore are likely to retain their Australian citizenship and would eventually move to another country or return to Australia.

In 2001, about 2,325 Australians left for Singapore. Since then, the number has jumped to 5,431 in 2008, 6,428 in 2009 and 6,952 in 2011.

Australians are well represented in online media and on Mediacorp television. The Television channel, Australia Plus is broadcast in Singapore.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lee Hsien Loong: Singapore in an Ever-More Connected World", Asia Society - Australia, 12 October 2012
  2. ^ "More Australians Choosing to Move to Singapore", JarkataGlobe, 28 November 2011