One in three people in Sydney speak a language other than English at home.
The top 6 languages (other than English) spoken in Sydney account for almost half of the non-English speaking population.
Seven in 10 residents in Fairfield and Auburn local government areas speak a language other than English.
The number of Mandarin speakers in Australia increased by 53% between the 2006 and 2011 Census.
Top 10 Multicultural LGAs in NSW
More than half of the population in these local government areas (LGAs) speak a language other than English at home. All are in metropolitan Sydney and most are located in Sydney’s West.
- Auburn 71.6%
- Fairfield 70.4%
- Canterbury 64.4%
- Strathfield 61.2%
- Burwood 59.6%
- Bankstown 55.2%
- Rockdale 54.7%
- Holroyd 51.5%
- Parramatta 50.7%
- Liverpool 50.3%
High concentrationOne in three (35%) of Vietnamese speakers in Sydney live in just three postcodes: Cabramatta, Bankstown and Fairfield.
Q: “Are there more channels than just press and radio to reach multicultural audiences?”
A: “Definitely. We can open up more efficient and cost effective channels such as digital, social, mobile and search.”