During these decades, the Greeks started making an impact in the country like never before, they were not only still establishing their own restaurants, this time they were also establishing their own Hellenic Community Clubs and Greek-Australian Soccer clubs. All three clubs were founded by Greek immigrants that immigrated to those respective cities. Since then, the rest of the 20th century from to , Greek immigration to Australia very much declined and Greek immigrants were very few and not many of them came to settle in Australia during the rest of the century.
The main way the Greek population was increasing greatly during this time was through the birth of either full, half or part Australian-born Greek descendants who are children 2nd Generation and grandchildren 3rd Generation of the Greek immigrants who came in the late s, s, and s.
After the changes in Greece from the mid s, including the fall of the Papadopoulos regime in and the formal inclusion of Greece into the European Union , Greek immigration to Australia has slowed since the peak of , arrivals. Within Australia, the Greek immigrants have been "extremely well organised socially and politically", with approximately Greek organisations in the country by , and immigrants have strived to maintain their faith and cultural identity.
By comparison the Greek Cypriot community in Australia doubled following the Invasion of Cyprus by Turkey following a campaign of ethnic cleansing in Since the year , Greek immigration to Australia has slowed down. However, in the years —, many Greek-Australians both native Greek and Australian-born, returned to Greece to discover their homeland and reconnect with their ancestral roots.
Yet, as the economic crisis in Greece grew, the opportunities for temporary resident Greek Australians abroad were limited. For this reason many Greek Australians have shortened their planned long term stays in Greece and have returned home to Australia. In the early s there has been an increase of Greek immigration flows to Australia due to unemployment, among other issues, because of the economic crisis in Greece.
This has led to the return of many Greek Australians which had gone to Greece before the crisis and also the arrival of newcomers from Greece, who have been received by the large Greek Australian community mainly in Melbourne.
The largest concentration of Greeks in Australia is in the state of Victoria , which is often regarded as the heartland of the Greek Australian community. The latest Census in recorded 93, Greece-born people in Australia, a fall of 6. The distribution by state and territory showed Victoria had the largest number of Greek-born people with 47, followed by New South Wales 29, , South Australia 8, , Queensland 3, and Western Australia 2, With regards to the total number of people with Greek, Cypriot or Vlach ancestry, either exclusively or in combination with a non-Greek ethnic group, there are , Greeks according to the census.
Of the , people with Greek, Cypriot and Vlach ancestry, According to census data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in , Australians with Greek ancestry are mainly Christian There are also smaller numbers of people who stated Islam, Buddhism and Judaism as their religions. In , the Greek language was spoken at home by , Australian residents, a 5. The Greek language press had begun in Australia in when the first Greek weekly newspaper was published in Melbourne.
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