The Jamaican Diaspora in Australia
How many Jamaicans are in Australia?
The Jamaica diaspora in Australia is modest compared to North America and the UK. According to the 2011 Australian census, 949 Australians were born in Jamaica, an increase from 786 in 2006. Approximately 2546 claimed Jamaican ancestry, either alone or with another ancestry accounting for a 44% increase over the 2006 figure. Jamaicans represent the second largest group of Caribbean migrants after Trinidadians / Tobagonians followed by those from Cuba, Barbados, Bahamas, Puerto Rico and Grenada. The largest proportion of Jamaicans resides in Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria. More than 60% of Jamaicans in Australia are aged 30-59 years.
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