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I agree: the UK. After that probably the US, and then maybe some Asian countries?? (HK, or Thailand?)
 

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I couldn't get over the number of Aussies in Singapore when visiting. (obviously dwarfed by the number of Indians/Malaysians, but the number of Aussie accents was impressive.) Of course they could all be shorter term visitors, with it being the London-Australia hub for many Airlines.
 

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The UK im certain....there are 3 aussie bars in my town of only 40,000 and they're full of aussies every night!

One of my best friend is an aussie...

Probably because there country is so much like theres...you might not think it is....but you go to Oz....they speak like us, eat the same food as us....heck they even were us if you know what I mean!
 

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surely the US which has always been very closely connected with Oz? There would be many hundreds of thousands of Aussie ex pats over there in an economy which is 6 times bigger than UK and population 5 times bigger.
 

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Well where i live, Southampton, there are loads of Aussies, i didn't realise how many lived here.

I think you guys tend to assocaited more with us than the Americans, our cultures are pretty similar (pubs, beer, rugby, cricket, etc), and I read an article in a paper once that said even thou us Brits and you Aussies have a love hate relationship, if we were both in a room with an american, we would stick together.

I was actually quite suprised with the Aussie culture when I was over there, you're stuck halfway between British Culture and American culture, which i think is quite nice because it's neither here nore there, is unique. My friend who was travelling with me said if the UK started over again we would have a society pretty close to what modern Australia is.

I loved the whole commonwealth/colonialism over in Aus as well, the old victorian buildings and archictecture.
 

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there is a wbsite www.southern-cross-group.org that lists estimated expat groups in 2001. Bear in mind that some countries allow dual citizenship and some results may surprise you:

London 200,000
Athens 100,000
Hong Kong 46,000
Auckland 40,000
Vancouver ,Canada 30,000
Wellington 28,000
Beirut 25,000
Los Angeles 25,000
Rome 20,000
San Francisco 17,000
Washington DC 17,000
New York 15,000
Singapore 12,000
Berlin 11,000
Ankara 10,000
Chicago 10,000
Dublin 10,000
Milano 10,000
 

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UK, there is 80,000 from 18-25 in london alone.
 

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Daffy said:
there is a wbsite www.southern-cross-group.org that lists estimated expat groups in 2001. Bear in mind that some countries allow dual citizenship and some results may surprise you:

London 200,000
Athens 100,000
Hong Kong 46,000
Auckland 40,000
Vancouver ,Canada 30,000
Wellington 28,000
Beirut 25,000
Los Angeles 25,000
Rome 20,000
San Francisco 17,000
Washington DC 17,000
New York 15,000
Singapore 12,000
Berlin 11,000
Ankara 10,000
Chicago 10,000
Dublin 10,000
Milano 10,000
Well, judging from that list, it is definitely the UK and Greece in the top two spots. But when you add up all the different US cities, that comes out to 84,000, which would make the US number three, and I'd assume that if you continued counting down the list (cities not listed) that the US would probably eventually overtake Greece for number two.

I found it interesting that Vancouver, Canada, came in at number 5 with 30,000, and NYC with only 15,000. Of course, it makes sense that West Coast NA cities dominate (LA, San Fran, Vancouver), because that is the side that is "closer" to Oz. I'd love to see an expanded list to see where my city (Atlanta) ranks.
 

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What about Canada? If not the highest, but one of the highest.

Obviously, Canada was a part of the British Empire for even longer than Australia was. It'll make sense when you think about it. So, it's not that surprising that Vancouver's got that many Australian expats. (and so does Whistler with its Aussie ski lift operators too!)

Keep in mind that Canada does not allow dual citizenship for Australians. I know, because my dad is Australian by birth, having been born in Parramatta and grown up all over NSW during his childhood. He had to give up his Australian citizenship in order to gain Canadian citizenship in 1981. He ended up in Alberta only because a fellow lawyer (my dad is one, too) offered him a job up in Grande Prairie (pop. ~45,000), some 465 km NW of Edmonton. He's stuck to that place ever since, because he and my mom liked it better raising us kids in a smaller city, as GP at that time was less than 1/4 the size it is today.

If this had not happened, I'd have likely ended up growing up in Vancouver or in Greater Vancouver/Lower Mainland! It's because my parents immigrated to Canada in 1968 by taking a ship to Halifax from the UK, then took a train all the way to Edmonton. Then if that job offer had not happened, then they might've gone on further west.

But what the hell, I got a brother in Greater Vancouver anyways, complete with a new niece! :D
 

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^ Canada should offer Dual Citizenship for us :(


Apparantly 17% of Wellington is Australian.

I wonder what the numbers of NZers in Aust are? High id imagine.
My best friend and his family are kiwi, and live acorss the street from me. (much of theyre family is over here... sister and her boyfriend and child are moving over now too)

And also just across the road lives Another NZ family.. theyre cool. And if i recall there is a third family in our Street.

:D
 
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