South Asians migrated to Australia in several different eras. The first occurred from 1800-1860. These migrants were taken to work as labors and domestic workers. The second one occurred from 1860-1900 when South Asians were recruited to work as agricultural labors and door-to-door sales workers. The third wave which began in 1947 is made up of professionals who came seeking skilled work in Australia.
- South Asian Population: 379,000 – New South Wales has the largest South Asian community.
- Religions: Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, Zoroastrians, Christians
- Languages: Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Nepali, Telugu, English, Punjabi, etc.