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Assyrians in Australia


Assyrians in Australia

Assyrian Australian
Total population

21,626 (by birth, 2011),[1]

60,000 (by ancestry, 2011)[2]
Regions with significant populations
New South Wales Victoria
Neo-Aramaic, English, (some knowledge of Arabic, Persian, Turkish )

Mainly Chaldean Catholic Church,
Assyrian Church of the East , Ancient Church of the East , Syriac Orthodox Church

Minority Atheism and Agnosticism

Assyrians in Australia live mainly in the state of New South Wales, with a significant community also in Melbourne. According to the 2011 census, there are 21,626 Assyrians in Sydney, the majority of which reside in the city of Fairfield and are mostly members of the Church of the East and Chaldean Catholic Church.[3]


  1. ^ "The People of Australia – Statistics from the 2011 Census" (PDF). Australian Government. 
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  3. ^ "The People of Australia – Statistics from the 2011 Census" (PDF). Australian Government. 
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