Papua New Guinean Australians

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Papua New Guinean Australians
Total population
26,787 (by birth)[1]
15,460 (by ancestry)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Queensland 14,500
New South Wales 5,428
Victoria 2,534
Western Australia 1,763
English · Tok Pisin
Christianity (Predominantly Roman Catholicism· Other

Papua New Guinean Australians are Australian citizens of Papua New Guinean ancestry or Papua New Guinea-born people who reside in Australia. According to the 2011 Census, there were 15,460 people of Papua New Guinean descent in Australia and 26,787 Papua New Guinea-born people residing in the country at the moment of the census.

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  1. ^ a b "The Papua New Guinea-born Community: Historical background". Australian Government, Department of Immigration and Border Protection. 19 November 2013. Archived from the original on 13 February 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2014.