Australia is the world's sixth largest country. It is also the smallest continent in the world. Australia is found southeast of Asia, between the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. It is not bounded by any other nations.


Population: 22.9 million
Ethnic Groups: Caucasian (92%), Asian (7%), Aboriginal and Other (1%)
Languages: English (76.8%), Mandarin (1.6%), Italian (1.4%), Arabic (1.3%), Greek (1.2%), Cantonese (1.2%), Vietnamese (1.1%), Other (10.4%), Unspecified (5%)
Religions: Protestant (30.1%), Catholic (25.3%), Other Christian (2.9%), Eastern Orthodox (2.8%), Buddhist (2.5%), Muslim (2.2%), Hindu (1.3%), Other (1.3%), None (22.3%), Unspecified (9.3%)
Capital: Canberra
CIA: The World Factbook - Last Updated June 19, 2017

Australians in Toronto

Australian Population:
In Canada: 42,315
In the GTA: 5,925
In Toronto: 3,705

Australia's six self-governing colonies remained separate until 1901, when they formed the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has traditionally been considered a Christian nation with religious liberty.However, the arrival of non-Christian immigrants, combined with an increasing number of Australians who claim no religion, have contributed to the increasingly secular nature of Australia. Still, Australia is generally considered a Christian country, and Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter are widely celebrated.

Settlement Services in the GTA

Churches in the GTA

The Peoples Church
374 Sheppard Avenue East
Toronto, ON
M2N 3B6
Phone: 416-222-3241

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