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Tuesday, 19 August 1980
Page: 465


Mr Les McMahon (SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister for Im-migration and Ethnic Affairs, upon notice, on 16 April 1980:

(1)   How many certificates of naturalisation were conferred in Australia (a) in 1978 and (b) during the period 1 January 1979 to 31 March 1980.

(2)   From what countries had the newly naturalised citizens referred to in part (1) emigrated.

(3)   Has the Government carried out, or is it about to carry out, a survey to ascertain how many Australian residents are eligible for naturalisation but are not naturalised.


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

(1)  

(a)   In 1 978, 58,062 certificates of Australian citizenship were conferred.

(b)   Not available. The latest statistics available are for the period I January 1979 to 31 January 1980 when 51,432 certificates of Australian citizenship were conferred.

(2)   Not available. The table below shows the former citizenships or nationalities of persons to whom certificates of Australian citizenship were granted.

CERTIFICATES OF AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP CONFERRED

Country of citizenship or nationality of persons granted certificates 1.1.1979- of Australian citizenship 1 978 3 1 . 1 . 1 980

4 19

2 223 281 220 2 24 2 56

32 58 17 177 246 519 736 56 2 5

1,165 110 109 23 3 13 301 206 463 879 8

4,591 1 8 2 172 13 787 242 163 65 399 164 5,388

Country of citizenship or nationality

Afghanistan......... 5

Albania.......... 4

Algeria.......... 6

Arab Republic of Egypt..... 364

Argentina.......... 429

Austria.......... 208

Bahamas..........

Bangladesh......... 40

Barbados.......... 20

Belgium.......... 48

Bhutan.......... 1

Bolivia........... 33

Brazil........... 56

Bulgaria.......... 23

Burma........... 187

Canada.......... 205

Chile........... 619

China........... 644

Colombia.......... 61

Costa Rica......... 3

Cuba........... 8

Cyprus........... 1,032

Czechoslovakia........ 1 70

Denmark.......... 89

Ecuador.......... 32

Estonia.......... 5

Ethiopia.......... 11

Fiji............ 190

Finland.......... 195

France........... 605

Germany.......... 901

Ghana...........

Greece........... 6,892

Guatemala......... 1

Guyana.......... 5

Honduras.......... 5

Hungary.......... 238

Iceland.......... 11

India........... 905

Indonesia.......... 132

Iran............ 58

Iraq............ 92

Ireland........... 418

Israel........... 226

Italy........... 6,394

Country of citizenship or nationality

Of persons granted certificates 1.1.1979- of Australian citizenship 1978 31.1.1980

Zambia.......... 4 6

Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) . . 32 32

Stateless.......... 530 638

Total......... 58,062 51,432

(3)   The following table shows the estimated number of aliens 16 years of age and over who were residentially qualified by virtue of three years' residence in Australia, to apply for the grant of Australian citizenship, but who had not done so as at 3 1 October 1978, the latest date for which this information is available.

Country Number

Albania............. 160

Argentina............. 1,670

Austria.............. 7,290

Belgium............. 1,320

Bolivia.............. 10

Brazil.............. 430

Bulgaria............. 210

Burma.............. 410

Chile.............. 3,640

China.............. 800

Colombia............. 320

Cuba.............. 50

Czechoslovakia........... 2,560

Denmark............. 3,900

Ecuador............. 460

Egypt (UAR)........... 1,700

Estonia.............. 350

Finland.............. 4,750

France.............. 5,810

Germany............. 29,540

Greece.............. 46,680

Hungary............. 2,460

Iran............... 770

Iraq.............. 270

Israel.............. 450

Italy............... 90,990

Japan.............. 600

Jordan.............. 260

Latvia.............. 1,060

Lebanon............. 7,630

Lithuania............. 620

Mexico.............. 130

Netherlands............ 28,660

Norway............. 2,020

Peru............... 430

Philippines............ 210

Country Number

Poland.............. 5,690

Portugal............. 6,560

Romania............. 1 50

Russia*.............. 1,210

Saudi Arabia............ 60

Spain.............. 9,320

Sudan.............. 40

Sweden.............. 3,350

Switzerland............ 3,700

Syria.............. 570

Thailand............. 50

Turkey.............. 10,130

Ukraine............. 920

Uruguay............. 1,970

United States of America........ 25,390

Venezuela............. 100

Vietnam............. 780

Yugoslavia............ 49,490

Stateless............. 1,490

Other or not stated.......... 4,600

Total............ 374,190

* Includes Byelorussia.

N.B.- It is not possible to provide the same information about citizens of other Commonwealth countries.

At a recent meeting of Commonwealth and State Ministers for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, it was recommended that studies should be undertaken on attitudes to citizenship.







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