Notably, of the Uganda-born, several hundred were born to refugees from neighbouring Congo, Rwanda and Sudan, who arrived under the Humanitarian Program.

The latest Census in 2011 recorded 2676 Uganda-born people in Australia, an increase of 56.3 per cent from the 2006 Census.

Among the total Uganda-born in Australia at the 2011 Census, 26.2 per cent arrived between 20 and 27.9 per cent arrived between 20.

Of the Uganda-born, 7.6 per cent stated 'No Religion' which was lower than that of the total Australian population (22.3 per cent), and 3.2 per cent did not state a religion.

Compared to 62 per cent of the total overseas-born population, 41.6 per cent of the Uganda-born people in Australia arrived in Australia prior to 2001.

For her, the entire census process from planning to implementation was testament to the technical ability of UBOS staff and of how far support from UNFPA has built the organisation's capacity to collect and analyse data and release the provisional results in a timely manner.

"The 2014 Census exercise has demonstrated that Uganda has been able to build sufficient human resource, with capacity to conduct the census with minimal external support," she said. Ruhakana Rugunda and UN Resident Coordinator for Uganda Ms.

UNFPA Country Ms Esperance Fundira commended the government of Uganda for providing up to 90 per cent of the resources for the exercise.

"As Development partners, we pledge our continued support to the government to ensure availability of up-to-date and reliable data, for evidence based planning and decision making," she said.

Of the 1524 Uganda-born who spoke a language other than English at home, 83.9 per cent spoke English very well or well, and 12.1 per cent spoke English not well or not at all.

At the 2011 Census the major religious affiliations amongst Uganda-born were Catholic (856), Anglican (557) and Hinduism (213).

*At the 2011 Census up to two responses per person were allowed for the Ancestry question; therefore providing the total responses and not persons count.

The main languages spoken at home by Uganda-born people in Australia were English (1149), Luganda (210) and African Languages, nec (191).

Produced by the Community Relations Section of DIAC All data used in this summary is sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing.