76% of Australia's population (2016)
|Regions with significant populations|
|All states and territories of Australia|
Italian • German • Greek • Dutch • Other European languages
|Predominantly Christianity (Anglicanism/Protestantism and Roman Catholicism)|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Anglo-Celtic Australians, European New Zealanders, European Americans, European Canadians, British (English, Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish), English, Scottish, Welsh, Ulster-Scots, Irish, European diaspora|
Since the early 19th century, people of European descent have formed the vast majority of the population in Australia. Historically, European immigrants had great influence over Australian culture and society, which resulted in the perception of Australia as a European-derived country.
The majority of European Australians are of British Isles – English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh or Cornish (Anglo-Celtic) – ancestral origin. It is estimated that around 58% of the Australian population are Anglo-Celtic, with 18% being of other European origins. Other significant ancestries include Italian, German, Greek, Dutch, European New Zealanders, Polish, Maltese, and Scandinavian. The panethnic group can be also be divided into broad regional subgroups, such as Eastern European Australians, Northwestern European Australians and Southern European Australians.