13,832 (by birth)|
3,786 (by ancestry)
|Regions with significant populations|
|New South Wales||2,764|
|English · Swahili · Gujarati · Kikuyu · Dinka · Luo · Languages of Kenya|
|Christianity · Islam · Hinduism · Other|
|Related ethnic groups|
Uncertainties about the future of colonial-run Kenya prompted many Kenyan-born settlers of both European and Indian backgrounds to migrate to other countries, including Australia. There are also many Swahili-speaking Kenyans of indigenous African ancestry. The majority of such migrants had no difficulty getting work and settling into the Australian community.
The majority of Kenyan Australians are skilled and educated, with 72.5% of the Kenyan-born aged 15 years and over possessing higher non-school qualifications, compared to 55.9% of the Australian population.
The 2011 Census noted there are 13,832 Kenya-born people in Australia. About one in five Australians who claim Kenyan ancestry live in Sydney.
The languages most commonly spoken at home by Kenyan-born Australians are English and Swahili, however Gujurati, Dinka and other languages are not uncommon. Kikuyu is a Kenyan language spoken by over one hundred Australians at home, and Luo is also spoken by about one hundred Australians.
- Bruce Kamau, footballer
- Mark Ochieng, footballer
- Senator Lucy Gichuhi, Family First Party politician
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- 2006 Census
- The People of Australia: Statistics from the 2011 Census (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Immigration and Border Protection. 2014. ISBN 978-1-920996-23-9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 May 2014.
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