Argentine Australian
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Argentine Australians are citizens of Australia
Australia
Australia , officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area...

 with ancestry originating from the South America
South America
South America is a continent situated in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. The continent is also considered a subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east...

n nation of Argentina
Argentina
Argentina , officially the Argentine Republic , is the second largest country in South America by land area, after Brazil. It is constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires...

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According to the 2006 Australian census 11,369 Australians were born in Argentina
Argentina
Argentina , officially the Argentine Republic , is the second largest country in South America by land area, after Brazil. It is constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires...

 while 8,957 claimed Argentine ancestry, either alone or with another ancestry.

There was little Argentine immigration to Australia before 1970. Argentine immigration since the 1970s reflected Argentina's economic
Economy of Argentina
This article provides an overview of the Economic history of Argentina.-Emergence into the world economy:Prior to the 1880s, Argentina was a relatively isolated backwater, dependent on the wool, leather and hide industry for both the greater part of its foreign exchange and the generation of...

 difficulties and political instability. Between January 1974 and mid 1985, 6,572 Argentines immigrated to Australia and most are assisted immigrants rather than political refugees. Over 80% of Argentine immigrants to Australia between 1974 and 1982 received Australian Government assistance to immigrate.

Most Argentine Australians live in Sydney and Melbourne.

See also

  • Argentina‚ÄďAustralia relations
  • Demographics of Argentina
    Demographics of Argentina
    This article is about the demographic features of Argentina, including population density, ethnicity, economic status and other aspects of the population....

  • Demographics of Australia
    Demographics of Australia
    This article is about the demographic features of the population of Australia, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religions, and other aspects of the population....

  • Argentine American
    Argentine American
    Argentine Americans are citizens and residents of the United States whose origins are in the South American nation of Argentina.The profile of the Argentine American population is generally similar to the overall U.S. population's. Among the key differences, however, is educational attainment...

  • Argentine British
  • White Latin American
    White Latin American
    White Latin Americans are the people of Latin America who are white in the racial classification systems used in individual Latin American countries. Persons who are classified as White in one Latin American country may be classified differently in another country...

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