There are large Cambodian migrant communities in Victoria and New South Wales. According to data published last week by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 4,221 Cambodian university-level students are studying outside the country.
How many Cambodian immigrants live in Australia?
The latest Census in 2016 recorded 33,149 Cambodia-born people in Australia, an increase of 17.0 per cent from the 2011 Census. The first recorded Cambodia-born migrants to Australia were a family of nine who arrived in the late 1940s.
How many Chinese live in Australia?
The latest Census in 2016 recorded 509,555 China-born people in Australia, an increase of 59.8 per cent from the 2011 Census. During the nineteenth century an increasing number of Chinese came to Australia fleeing civil disorder, famine and floods and as labour following the cessation of convict transportation.
Why are there so many Vietnamese in Australia?
The majority of Vietnamese came to Victoria after the Communist government took over their homeland at the end of the Vietnam War. Those already in Australia were offered permanent residence, and refugees began to be admitted through resettlement camps based in South East Asia.
What did the Khmer people believe in?
Theravada Buddhism is the religion of virtually all of the ethnic Khmers, who constitute about 90% or more of the Cambodian population.
What is the special humanitarian program?
Special Humanitarian Program (SHP) = introduced in 1981 for people who have suffered discrimination or other violations of their human rights, but are not refugees under the terms of the Refugees Convention.