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Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - AUSTRALIA DAY 2016 -

More than 4.8 mil­lion peo­ple have be­come cit­i­zens since Aus­tralian cit­i­zen­ship was in­tro­duced in 1949

In 1949, cit­i­zen­ship was granted to 2493 peo­ple from just over 35 na­tion­al­i­ties. The top na­tion­al­i­ties Ital­ian (708), Pol­ish (597), Greek (276), Ger­man (225) and Yu­goslav (80)

In 2013-14, 163,017 peo­ple from 190 dif­fer­ent coun­tries be­came Aus­tralian cit­i­zens

A to­tal of 17.1 per cent or 27,827 were from In­dia

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