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Fascinating stats

29 Mar

On Jim Belshaw’s Personal Reflections the following appeared this morning, though dated yesterday.

Australia’s Global Ethnic Rankings

We all know that Australia is a country of migrants. A short search of Wikipedia shows that, measured by ancestry, Australia is in global terms:

  • The second largest Irish, Maori and Maltese country.
  • The third largest English country.
  • The fourth largest Scottish country.
  • The fifth largest Greek, Vietnamese and Dutch country.
  • The seventh largest German country.
  • The ninth largest Italian country.
  • The eleventh largest Serbian country.
  • The fifteenth largest Han Chinese country.
  • The sixteenth Turkish country.
  • The seventeenth largest Indian country.

What do we make of all this? Well, it’s just a measure of diversity.

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1 Comment

Posted by on March 29, 2008 in Australian, blogs, diversity, multiculturalism

 

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One response to “Fascinating stats

  1. Tim

    April 13, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    While you are talking all things Australia – here is my site which is especially designed to help ESL students in Sydney find their way around, stay up to date with news from home AND learn English (http://sydneyenglishstudent.blogspot.com). Hope you like it. Keep up the good work. T.

     

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