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Thursday, 31 May 1973
Page: 3031


Mr Garland asked the Minister for Immigration, upon notice:

(1)   How many persons of each nationality were granted Australian citizenship by naturalisation between 1 January 1945 and 31 December 1972 (Hansard, 9 December 1971, page 4606).

(2)   What is the estimated percentage of eligible persons of each nationality who were granted Australian citizenship during the same period.

(3)   What is the estimated number of persons over 16 years of age of each nationality who were residentially qualified to apply for Australian citizenship on 31 December 1972 who had not done so (Hansard, 25 November 1971, page 3757).

(4)   How many persons of each nationality were granted Australian citizenship by naturalisation in Australia and Papua New Guinea in 1971-72 (Hansard, 25 November 1971, page 3757).

(5)   How many persons of each nationality acquired Australian citizenship by notification in 1971-72 (Hansard, 9 December 1971, page 4606).

(6)   How many Certificates of Naturalisation were conferred in 1971-72 in each local government area in which more than 100 Certificates were conferred (Hansard, 9 September 1969, page 1020; 2 September 1970; page 904 and 6 October 1971, page 1999).


Mr Grassby - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   The following table shows the number of aliens of each nationality who were granted Australian citizenship between 1 January 1945 and 31 December 1972 (includes children under the age of 16 years included on the Certificates of their parents)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b)   Includes Byelorussians.

(c)   The estimation of the number of aliens eligible to apply for citizenship in Australia is based on a computer table, following the transfer of the manual records into computer system. Conversion to computer processing has resulted in a validation of the manual records previously maintained. This validation has resulted in some variations to figures compiled under manual methods before June 1972.

(3)   The following table shows the estimated number of aliens 16 years of age and over who are residentially qualified to apply for Australian citizenship but who have not done so by 31 December 1972.

(b)   Includes Byelorussians.

(c)   The estimation of the number of aliens eligible to apply for citizenship in Australia is based on a computer table, following the transfer of the manual records into computer system. Conversion to computer processing has resulted in a validation of the manual records previously maintained. This validation has resulted in some variations to figures compiled under manual methods before June 1972.

(4)   The following table shows the number of persons of each nationality (including children) granted Australian citizenship by naturalisation in Australia and Papua New Guinea in 1971-72.

 

 

Note: The statistics in parts (1) to (4) relate solely to the grant of citizenship by naturalisation. During the periods in question citizenship was also (i) granted by registration to 7,085 and (ii) acquired by notification by 5,512 persons from Commonwealth countries, Ireland, Rhodesia and South Africa. These represent a very small proportion of the total number of settlers from these countries.

(5)   The following table shows the number of persons (including children) granted Australian citizenship by notification in 1971-72.

 

(6)   The following table shows the Local Government areas in each State and Territory in which more than 100 certificates of Australian citizenship were conferred during the twelve months ending 30 June 1972*

 

 

Note: 29,296 persons, including those covered in the certificates listed above, were granted Australian citizenship in 1971-1972. This number represented only 9 per cent of those eligible to apply for Australian citizenship but who had not done so in 1971-72







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