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South Sudanese Australians

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Victoria  1,118
New South Wales  561
Queensland  715
Western Australia  489

South Sudanese Australians are people of South Sudanese ancestry or birth who live in Australia. Following South Sudan's independence in July 2011, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) included the country amongst the country of birth and ancestry options in the 2011 Census that took place in August. This census recorded 3,487 people born in South Sudan in Australia. However, the ABS note that "South Sudan-born were previously included in the Census count of the Sudan-born, and this is highly likely with a large number in the 2011 Census". Of the 3,487, the largest number were living in the state of Victoria (1,118), followed by Queensland (715), then New South Wales (561) and Western Australia (489). A total of 4,825 people indicated that they were of partial or full South Sudanese ancestry.

Notable South Sudanese Australians

  • Aliir Aliir, Australian rules footballer
  • Bangs, hip hop artist
  • Majak Daw, Australian rules footballer
  • Majok Deng, basketballer
  • Mabior Chol, Australian rules footballer
  • Peter Deng, association football player
  • Thomas Deng, association football player
  • Awer Mabil, association football player
  • Ater Majok, basketballer
  • Thon Maker, basketballer
  • Friday Zico, South Sudanese international footballer
  • References

    South Sudanese Australians Wikipedia

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