Scandinavian Australians

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Scandinavian Australians
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Total population
c. 150,000
Australian English · Norwegian · Finnish · Swedish · Danish · Icelandic · Faroese
Lutheranism, other Protestant denominations, Roman Catholic
Related ethnic groups
Scandinavian New Zealanders, other European Australians

Scandinavian Australians are Australian citizens whose origins are found in any of the Nordic countries, or people from any of these countries who live in Australia. Although Finland is significantly different culturally from other Scandinavian countries and as such is not usually counted among them, it is still counted as one in the Australian censuses for the sake of statistics.

Countries of origin[edit]

This is a list of the countries of origin. The numbers indicate the people born in their home countries and people born in Australia of Scandinavian descent.


  1. ^ of Birth of Person (full classification list) by Sex&producttype=Census Tables&method=Place of Usual Residence&areacode=0 ABS Census - Country of Birth, 2006
  2. ^ ABS Census - ethnicity, 2006
  3. ^ Embassy of Finland, Canberra. "History of the Finns in Australia". Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  4. ^ 2006 Census Table : Australia
  5. ^ Norway country brief
  6. ^ "Iceland country brief". Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Retrieved 27 February 2017.