Question: Why are Lebanese in Australia?

The earliest Lebanese immigrants to Australia settled in New South Wales in the late nineteenth century, escaping economic hardship and religious and political persecution under the Ottoman Empire. By the early twentieth century, second-generation Lebanese were contributing to Victorian public life.

Where are most Lebanese people in Australia?

The 2016 distribution by State and Territory showed New South Wales had the largest number with 57,381 followed by Victoria (16,684), South Australia (1,535) and Queensland (1,418). The latest Census in 2016 recorded 78,653 Lebanon-born people in Australia, an increase of 2.9 per cent from the 2011 Census.

What race are most Lebanese?

LebanonEthnic Groups in LebanonEthnicityPercentLebanese95%Armenians4%Various other ethnicities: Mideast (Kurds, Turks, Assyrians, Iranians), Europeans (Greeks, Italians, French) and others1%

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