South Sudanese Australians
3,487 (by birth, 2011 Census)
4,825 (by ancestry, 2011 Census))
|Regions with significant populations|
|New South Wales||561|
|Dinka · English · Arabic|
South Sudanese Australians are people of South Sudanese ancestry or birth who live in Australia. Following South Sudan's independence in July 2011, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) included the country amongst the country of birth and ancestry options in the 2011 Census that took place in August. This census recorded 3,487 people born in South Sudan in Australia. However, the ABS note that "South Sudan-born were previously included in the Census count of the Sudan-born, and this is highly likely with a large number in the 2011 Census". Of the 3,487, the largest number were living in the state of Victoria (1,118), followed by Queensland (715), then New South Wales (561) and Western Australia (489). A total of 4,825 people indicated that they were of partial or full South Sudanese ancestry.
Notable South Sudanese Australians
- Deng Adut, defence lawyer and New South Wales Australian of the Year for 2017
- Aliir Aliir, Australian rules footballer
- Bangs, hip hop artist
- Majak Daw, Australian rules footballer
- Majok Deng, basketballer
- Mabior Chol, Australian rules footballer
- Peter Deng, association football player
- Thomas Deng, association football player
- Awer Mabil, association football player
- Ater Majok, basketballer
- Thon Maker, basketballer
- Kot Monoah, Melbourne lawyer, from Oct 2015 chairman of the South Sudanese Community Association of Victoria, previously community liaison officer.
- Friday Zico, South Sudanese international footballer
- Reuben William, Australian rules footballer
- South Sudan Equatorians Association Inc.
- African Australians
- South Sudanese Americans
- South Sudanese Canadians
- "South Sudan recognised on the Australian Census". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
- "Community Information Summary: South Sudan-born" (PDF). Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
- Lost Boy Found, by Margaret Simons, SBS
- Sudanese community seeks practical help to keep young engaged in education SMH
- Building trust and giving hope, SMH