Filipinos in Australia from 1947 to 2016


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Filipino-born people living in Australia.

The number of Filipinos living in Australia has been increasing at rates between 11.8% and 42% every 5 years since 1991, but has seen a massive increase from the 1947 figure.

The following shows the numbers of Philippines-born people in Australia at various census dates.

    • The 1947 Census recorded 141 Philippines-born people in Australia.
    • The 1991 Census recorded 73,007.
    • The 1996 Census recorded 92,949. Up 27.32% from the previous census.
    • The 2001 Census recorded 103,942. Up 11.83% from the previous census.
    • The 2006 Census recorded 120,538. Up 15.97% from the previous census.
    • The 2011 Census recorded 171,233. Up 42.06% from the previous census.
    • The 2016 Census recorded 232,391. Up 35.72% from the previous census.

Source: www.aph.gov.au/…/BornOverseas

At the end of June 2017, 265,800 Filipino-born people were living in Australia.

Filipinos in Australia 2017 from 2007


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Source: www.homeaffairs.gov.au/…/philippines

Filipinos Born and Living in Australia.

Australian Bureau of Statistics figures showing Annual Changes from 1997

1997 – 106,450 an annual increase of 1.56%
1998 – 107,620 an annual increase of 1.10%
1999 – 110,190 an annual increase of 2.39%
2000 – 112,180 an annual increase of 1.81%
2001 – 114,260 an annual increase of 1.85%
2002 – 118,360 an annual increase of 3.59%
2003 – 123,300 an annual increase of 4.17%
2004 – 128,610 an annual increase of 4.31%
2005 – 134,580 an annual increase of 4.64%
2006 – 141,890 an annual increase of 5.43%
2007 – 151,190 an annual increase of 6.55%
2008 – 163,040 an annual increase of 7.84%
2009 – 175,020 an annual increase of 7.35%
2010 – 183,770 an annual increase of 5.00%
2011 – 193,030 an annual increase of 5.04%
2012 – 206,110 an annual increase of 6.78%
2013 – 218,870 an annual increase of 6.19%
2014 – 230,190 an annual increase of 5.17%
2015 – 241,130 an annual increase of 4.75%
2016 – 252,690 an annual increase of 4.79%
2017 – 265,780 an annual increase of 5.18%

The 2017 figure, when compared to the 2007 figure shows a 75.8% increase from 2007.

Source: ABS www.abs.gov.au/…/3412.02017-18

Filipino, or Pilipino, is the term used for the people of the Philippines. Pinoy is another word meaning the same. The terms Filipina, or Pinay, are also used to specify a Female Filipino, although Filipino is normally used to cover both genders.

Filipino is also one of the two national languages of the Philippines, along with English.

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