Malayali Australians

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Malayali Australians
Total population
2,968 (2001)[1]
7,093 (2006)[1]
25,111 (2011)[2]
53,206 (2016)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide
English, Malayalam
Christianity, Hinduism
Related ethnic groups

Malayali Australians (Malayalee Australian) are Australians whose ancestors, or themselves identify with Malayalam language. Malayalis originate from the South Indian state of Kerala, and is one of the fastest growing populations in Australia, with 53,206 speakers as per 2016 census.[3]It was 25,111 according to 2011 census.

Majority of this population has arrived in Australia in or after the year 2007. The state and territory wise breakup of Malayalam speakers is as follows-

New South Wales - 13,881

Victoria - 16,950

Queensland - 7,611

South Australia - 3,692

Western Australia - 7,544

Tasmania - 254

Northern Territory - 1,274

Australian Capital Territory - 1,994

The majority proportion of this population is associated with the 25-39 year age cohort (53%), and the estimated average age of this population is approximately 32 years. Both the genders are well represented with more number of males (52%) compared to females (48%). A vast majority of this population over the age of 15 years are married (71%), and this is followed by people who have never married (11%). More than two-thirds of this population has indicated an affiliation with Christianity and this is followed by almost a quarter of this population indicating an affiliation with Hinduism. The population is well represented across different income groups, and the estimated average individual income is $45,000 per annum. Almost a quarter of this population indicated that they are Australian citizens.[4] Community organisations: Keli Adelaide

Notable Malayali Australians

See also


  1. ^ a b c [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Welcome" (PDF). Retrieved 31 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "Welcome". Retrieved 31 May 2018.  External link in |website= (help)
  4. ^ "Welcome" (PDF). Retrieved 31 May 2018. 

External links

  • Keli Adelaide, Malayali Community Organisation
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