Indian population in Australia 2021

Indian Population in Australia 2021

India has the largest diaspora in the world & as per the Ministry of External Affairs, there are 3.2 Crores or 32 million Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) residing outside India.

As per the Ministry of External Affairs 2018 report, there are 496,000 (4.96 Lakhs) Indians residing in Australia.

  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) – 255,000( 2.55 Lakhs)
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) – 241,000 (2.41 Lakhs)

read about Population of Overseas Indians

Source: MEA report about overseas Indian population 2018

Indo Australian Population 2021

Indians make around 2.8% of the Australian population & approx population of Indians in Australia as of 2021 is 7.21 Lakhs.  As per the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2020), Total Indian Population in Australia is 721,050 (7.21 Lakhs). Some states & cities in Australia where Indians are in large numbers 

Indian population in Australia State wise
  • New South Wales  – 2.45 Lacs
  • Victoria – 2.54 Lacs
  • Queensland – 88 thousand
  • Western Australia 80 thousand
  • South Australia 39 thousand
  • Tasmania 4000
  • Australian Capital Territory – 16000
  • Northern Territory – 5000
Indian population in Australia city wise
  • Sydney – 2.30 Lacs
  • Melbourne – 2.40 Lacs
  • Perth – 75000
  • Brisbane- 65000
  • Adelaide – 35000
  • Canberra – 8000
  • Darwin – 5000
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (2020)

Religion of Indian population in Australia

According to the 2016 census, the majority of Indian Australians are Hindus with about 444,000 individuals who profess Hinduism. 

Sikh in Australia population numbered 125,909 individuals, of whom 39% live in Greater Melbourne, 21% in Greater Sydney, and 10% in Greater Brisbane. The states and territories with the highest proportion of Sikhs are Victoria (0.89%) and the Australian Capital Territory (0.54%), whereas those with the lowest are the Northern Territory (0.28%) and Tasmania (0.10%).

There are a minority of Indian Australians who also follow Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity, Islam, Zoroastrianism, and others.