The Estonian Australian population has increased 21% since the last census
In the most recent census (2021), 11,598 Australians identified as having Estonian Ancestry. This is a 21% increase compared to the last census held 5 years ago in 2016
All states & territories increased their Estonian Australia Population, apart from NT which had a slight decrease of 6%.
The biggest % increase cam from WA with 34%, and the biggest actual increase was in NSW with an additional 685 people (19%).
It’s important for us to continue to preserve the growing Estonian cultural heritage in Australia and to share it with the Estonian and Australian community.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing: Cultural diversity data summary, 2021 and 2016
ABS Definition: Ancestry – This variable indicates how a person identifies their ancestry. Respondents are able to provide up to two responses.
Thank you to Kimly Scott for her excellent work on the visualisations.