Australians in the United Kingdom
Australians in the United Kingdom include Australians who have become residents or citizens of the United Kingdom. The largest segment of Australia's diaspora of 1 million resides in the United Kingdom.
This article needs to be updated. (October 2016)
|Residents born in Australia|
126,316 (2011 Census)
138,000 (2017 ONS estimate)
|Regions with significant populations|
|Regions: London, South East England|
Cities: London (Earl's Court, Kensington, Hammersmith, Fulham, Shepherds Bush and Putney)
The 2001 UK Census recorded 107,871 Australian-born people. In that census, the highest concentration of Australians in the UK was recorded in south-west London, with sizeable communities in Earl's Court, Kensington, Hammersmith, Fulham, Shepherds Bush and Putney. In 2007, Bloomberg reported that there were approximately 200,000 Australians in London. In 2008, The Times reported that there were 400,000 Australians in the United Kingdom. The 2011 UK Census recorded 113,592 residents born in Australia in England, 2,695 in Wales, 8,279 in Scotland, and 1,750 in Northern Ireland. Within England, the majority were resident in London (53,959) and the South East (20,242). The Office for National Statistics estimates that 138,000 people born in Australia were resident in the UK in 2017.
The late-2000s recession was reported to have resulted in an increased number of Australians moving from the UK. 2,700 Australians left each month in late 2008, compared to 1,750 a month in 2005.
|Peter André||Entertainer (Born in London and raised in Australia)|
|Francis Bacon||Artist (Father born in Australia)|
|Natalie Bennett||Former leader of the Green Party|
|Deidre Brock||MP for Edinburgh North and Leith (2015–present), Scottish National Party politician|
|Nick Cave||Singer, songwriter and screenwriter|
|Hubert Clifford||Composer and conductor; born 1904 in Victoria|
|John Gregory Crace||Naval officer|
|Lynton Crosby||Political strategist|
|Jason Donovan||Singer and actor|
|Alexander Downer||High Commissioner|
|John Gough||Composer, radio producer and radio playwright; born 1903 in Tasmania|
|Germaine Greer||Feminist and writer|
|Charlotte Hatherley||Former guitarist and backing vocalist for band Ash; father is Australian.|
|Brady Haran||YouTuber, podcaster|
|Rolf Harris||Television presenter, artist, singer-songwriter, entertainer, composer-turned-convicted sex offender (born in Australia to Welsh parents but has lived in the United Kingdom since 1952)|
|Darren Hayes||Singer (Savage Garden)|
|Patricia Hewitt||Former British Cabinet Minister and MP|
|Adam Hills||Australian comedian and TV presenter, presents The Last Leg|
|Craig Revel Horwood||Choreographer|
|Barry Humphries||Comedian, actor and satirist|
|Natalie Imbruglia||Singer-songwriter, model, actress|
|Clive James||Writer and broadcaster|
|Craig Johnston||Professional footballer|
|Harry Kewell||Football player|
|Kathy Lette||Novelist and playwright|
|Elle Macpherson||Model, actress, and businesswoman|
|Tim Minchin||Comedian, actor and musician|
|Elisabeth Murdoch||Founder of television production company Shine TV (UK)|
|John Pilger||Journalist and documentary film maker|
|Amanda Platell||Journalist and television presenter, best known as William Hague's press secretary in 1997–2001|
|Neil Robertson||Snooker player|
|Geoffrey Robertson||Human rights lawyer, author and broadcaster|
|Margot Robbie||Actress and film producer|
|Dan Schreiber||Radio and TV writer and producer (QI, The Museum of Curiosity)|
|Tony Smith||former professional rugby league footballer and head coach of the Warrington Wolves|
|Holly Valance||Actress and singer|
|Mark Webber||Racing driver|
|Catherine West||Member of Parliament|
- Australia–United Kingdom relations
- Ten Pound Poms
- Little Australia
- Australian rules football in the United Kingdom
- "King's College London, Menzies Centre for Australian Studies - Report for the Year 2005-6" (PDF). King's College London, Menzies Centre for Australian Studies. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 October 2016.
- "Country-of-birth database". Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Archived from the original on 11 May 2005. Retrieved 7 December 2008.
- "Born abroad: Australia". BBC News. 7 September 2005. Retrieved 5 October 2009.
- Daley, Gemma (23 November 2007). "Australia's Voters Choose Between Howard, Rudd (Update1)". Bloomberg. Retrieved 18 November 2013.[dead link]
- "British paper pleads with Aussies not to go home". The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 November 2008. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
- "2011 Census: Quick Statistics for England and Wales on National Identity, Passports Held and Country of Birth". Office for National Statistics. 26 March 2013. Archived from the original (XLS) on 5 January 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
- "Country of birth (detailed)" (PDF). National Records of Scotland. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
- "Country of Birth - Full Detail: QS206NI". Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
- "Table 1.3: Overseas-born population in the United Kingdom, excluding some residents in communal establishments, by sex, by country of birth, January 2017 to December 2017". Office for National Statistics. 24 May 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2019. Figure given is the central estimate. See the source for 95% confidence intervals.
- Hamilton, Fiona (25 November 2008). "London exodus as Australians return home for jobs and sun". The Times. Retrieved 5 October 2009.
- "Tough break: Snooker star Neil Robertson forfeits match after driving to wrong Barnsley". ITV. Retrieved 23 December 2019.