10,518 (by birth, 2011)
3,696 (by ancestry, 2011)
|Regions with significant populations|
|Australian English, Arabic|
|Related ethnic groups|
|other Arab Australians|
Saudi Australians refers to Australian nationals or citizens with origins in Saudi Arabia as well the general Saudi expatriate community in Australia. There are thousands of Saudis living in Australia; they can be found in all major urban centres including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and make up a substantial representation in the Arab Australian community.
A significant number of Saudis are international students; each year, hundreds of Saudi students choose to study in Australian universities under the King Abdullah Scholarship Program. In 2010, their number was estimated at 10,000. Saudi students were seen in a wide range of fields including health, IT, business and accounting. The increase is almost eightfold since the past few years.
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Saudi Arabia country brief, Government of Australia
- The Australian