South Asians migrated to Australia during several different eras. The first migration occurred from 1800-1860. These migrants were taken to work as laborers and domestic workers. The second migration took place from 1860-1900 when South Asians were recruited to work as agricultural laborers and door-to-door sales workers. The third wave of migration, which began in 1947, is made up of professionals who seek skilled work in Australia.
- South Asian Population: 379,000 – New South Wales has the largest South Asian community.
- Religions: Hinduism 1.9%, Sikhism 0.5 %, Islam 2.6%, Christianity 52% (of total population)
- Languages: Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Nepali, Telugu, English, Punjabi, etc.