IDENTITY COMMUNICATIONS

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Top Languages Spoken in Australia

More than 5.5 million people in Australia speak a language other than English at home according to the 2021 Census. This is an increase of almost 800,000 compared to the 2016 Census. The top six languages spoken in Australia are shown below. 

Mandarin

Cantonese

Arabic

Punjabi

Vietnamese

Greek

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IDENTITY WINS 2021 PMCA – Outstanding Campaign of the Year.

A campaign to inform new new migrants about of Tax and Super in Australia wins top awards at PMCA (NSW Premier’s Multicultural Communications Awards). The campaign won the Business Campaign of the Year and impressed the judges so much that they also created a new category, awarding the campaign the Judge’s Choice – Outstanding Campaign of the Year. The Awards were given to ATO, UM and IDENTITY Communications. 

The PMCAs is a national award that recognises best practice in multicultural marketing and media.

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One in three people in Sydney speak a language other than English at home.

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The top 10 languages (other than English) spoken in Sydney account for almost 3 in 5 of the non-English speaking population.

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Seven in 10 residents in the Fairfield local government area speak a language other than English.

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The increase in Punjabi speakers between 2016 and 2021. Punjabi is now the 5th most spoken language other than English in Australia.

Top 10 Local Government Areas ranked by percentage of the population who speak a language other than English at home.

  • Fairfield (NSW) 70% 70%
  • Cumberland (NSW) 66% 66%
  • Strathfield (NSW) 66% 66%
  • Greater Dandenong (VIC) 65% 65%
  • Burwood (NSW) 63% 63%
  • Canterbury-Bankstown (NSW) 59% 59%
  • Brimbank (VIC) 58% 58%
  • Parramatta (NSW) 57% 57%
  • Liverpool (NSW) 54% 54%
  • Georges River (NSW) 53% 53%

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Identity Communcations Announces Kimberly Stafford as Business Director

B&T, 8 July 2022 UM’s multicultural marketing agency, Identity Communications, today announces the appointment of Kimberly Stafford (pictured, right) to the newly created role of Business Director to co-lead the agency alongside strategist Thang Ngo (pictured,...

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By Wei Ng, Account Director    Last week, Identity Communications had the pleasure of bringing together a group of Chinese social media influencers, also known as Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), to test drive Hyundai’s exciting Electric Vehicle range: the KONA...

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Mumbrella, 5 February 2019 SunRice has launched a new campaign which attempts to bring different cultures together over rice. The ad, which has been created for Chinese New Year, features a new migrant family hosting their neighbours for dinner. The long silence is...

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I saw the video below from a tweet by Drew Coffman. It made me smile. I couldn't take my eyes off it. The slice of life realness and the varied reactions of diners are fascinating. The GoPro image was taken by Vlogger Tkyosam, an American living in Tokyo who captures...

How Lunar New Year Became A Commercial Event In The West

This article by Thang Ngo was first published on SBS World News. Major Western companies - from the big banks and supermarket chains, to department stores and luxury cosmetic brands - are splashing out on Lunar New Year campaigns. And the budgets are only going to get...

COVID Commentary – Thang Ngo, Identity Communications

AdNews, 1 September 2021 Industry figures are leading the way in getting vaccinated against COVID-19, many of them announcing the occasion of double vax via social media. AdNews asked them about their motivation and experiences. Thang Ngo, MD, Identity Communications:...

Should SBS Relocate To Parramatta?

“SBS should move to Parramatta. That should be their head office. They could clearly differentiate the organisation and go to the – as we know – absolute centre of Sydney, which is the centre of all sorts of ethnic groups.” With this statement, the chairman of FreeTV,...

Eat your way to a good fortune in the Year of the Pig

The team at IDENTITY Communications, Australia's largest multicultural marketing agency, has a few delicious suggestions for a lucky Year of the Pig in 2019. the most important festival across Asia, Lunar New Year is celebrated in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan,...