More Greeks own a home and are married than our Australian counterparts the SBS census tool has found.
Surprisingly, the Australian dream of owning a home was much more apparent in Greeks as 54 per cent owned a home outright, compared to the national average of only 32 per cent.
We also like to get married more, as more than 60 percent of Greeks were married compared to 49 per cent of Australians.
Greek men it seems have the luxury of choosing from a wider pool, as there are more women than men in the Greek community.
Greeks can now use a user friendly interactive census tool for a better way to understand the census data, in particular demographic data for Greek language and communities.
Detailing the first round of data released on 21 June, the online tool graphically shows the locations, the country of birth and birthplace of parents, the year of arrival, age and gender, religion, income, marital status, amount of children and home ownership of many cultural backgrounds.
SBS managing director Michael Ebeid says the Census Explorer gives people the chance to understand their communities better.
“The tool gives Australians access to some of the most important Census data, bringing it to life in maps, charts and graphs that are interactive and easy to read.
Users can compare languages and places and learn more about the makeup of their communities,” he says.
The interactive tool shows demographic data for each state. The largest group of Greeks in Sydney live in Earlwood, and about 3,000 Greeks live in Reservoir, Victoria.
The data also shows the highest year of Greek immigration was 1964 with a total of 7539 migrants, and has been steadily falling. Only 249 Greeks migrated to Australia last year.
In recent decades there has been a shift in how many Greek speakers are born in Australia. From the big numbers of Greek immigrants in the 60s ad 70s, now the second generation is outnumbering their parents in the community.
Most Greek speakers are now born in Australia (54 per cent), with only 35 per cent born in Greece.
Still, most Greeks have both parents born overseas, and more than 96 per cent of Greeks in Australia are citizens.
Greek has dropped to the sixth most spoken language, with Mandarin, Cantonese and Arabic pushing past it. Last census it was third.
The Census Explorer is available at and on all of SBS Radio language pages. It can be customised for each language and can compare different communities.
To collect the mammoth amount of information, the Bureau of Statistics scanners operated from 7:30am to 6:00pm five days per week from September to December 2011.
More data will be added to the Census Explorer as the Bureau of Statistics releases them.