|1,928 (by birth, 2011 Census)
8,551 (by ancestry, 2011 Census)
|Regions with significant populations|
|Estonia-born people by state or territory|
|New South Wales||731|
|Australian English · Estonian|
|Christianity (Predominantly Lutheranism)|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Finnish Australians · Hungarian Australians|
Estonian Australians (Estonian: Austraalia eestlased) refers to Australian citizens of Estonian descent or Estonia-born persons who reside in Australia. According to the 2011 Census, there were 8,551 people of Estonian descent in Australia and 1,928 Estonia-born people residing in the country at the moment of the census, having a fall of 0.4 per cent compared to the 2006 Census. The largest Estonia-born community in Australia is in the state of New South Wales, with 731 people.
From 1940 to 1944, more than 70,000 Estonians fled to the West due to the Soviet and German occupations. Many settled in Australia.
- "The Estonia-born Community". Australian Government Department of Immigration. 19 November 2003. Archived from the original on 13 February 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
- "Our new home: Estonian-Australian stories". migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au. 2007. Archived from the original on 5 September 2007.
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