Uruguayan Australian - Demography


According to 2006 census on the Uruguayan descent population in Australia, there are about 6,485 people of that origin. The most of Uruguayan that migrated to Australia arrived in the 1960s and 1970s. Is calculates that, between 1963 and 1975 (when the country's economy suffered a huge drop), left of country 180,000 Uruguayans. More Late, between 1975 and 1985, during the period of oppressive military control, 150,000 Uruguayans left Uruguay. And, in 1989, only 16,000 of these citizens had returned to their native country. When these two figures are added together, the emigration figure stands at approximately one-tenth of the population.

Although in the 1990s Uruguayans constituted one of the largest numbers of all immigrants to Australia originating from Latin America and, they only made up a small part of Australia's Hispanic population. The most Uruguayan immigrants were established Sydney and Melbourne.

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