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Australia's Largest Multicultural Marketing Agency

Top Languages Spoken in Australia

4.9 million people in Australia speak a language other than English at home according to the 2016 Census. This is an increase of 1 million compared to the 2011 Census. The top six languages spoken in Australia are shown below. Search every language spoken in Australia.

Mandarin

Vietnamese

Arabic

Italian

Cantonese

Greek

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IDENTITY WINS 2019 PMCA FOR CAMPAIGN. ‘BREAKS STEREOTYPES’.

A campaign that discards the usual cultural clichés for a more authentic portrayal of an Asian-Australian family has won this year’s PMCA (NSW Premier’s Multicultural Communications Awards) in the Business Category. The campaign for SunRice, one of Australia’s most successful food brands, was awarded to SunRice and their multicultural marketing agency, 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 6 languages (other than English) spoken in Sydney account for half 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 number of Mandarin speakers in Australia increased by 77% between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Fairfield 71% 71%
  • Cumberland 66% 66%
  • Strathfield 64% 64%
  • Burwood 64% 64%
  • Canterbury-Bankstown 60% 60%
  • Rockdale 56% 56%
  • Georges River 54% 54%
  • Parramatta 52% 52%
  • Liverpool 52% 52%
  • Ryde 48% 48%

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Key multicultural stats for NSW from the 2016 Census. NSW is one of Australia’s most culturally diverse states where one in four (25%) speaks a language other than English at home. In Sydney the figure rises to one in three (36%). This is due to the high concentration...

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Adnews, 15 June 2021 The NSW Government's Office of Responsible Gambling has launched a new campaign, Number that Changed My Life, targeting cultuarally and linguistically diverse (CALD) audiences. The campaign came to life after a program of in-depth research and...

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A bit of common sense and strategic thinking will go a long way... Multicultural marketers will have been here before. Their agencies recommend activations at cultural festivals to engage with potential customers. The most common cultural festivals recommended by...

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Campaign Brief, 4 February 2019 SunRice is celebrating Chinese New Year with a campaign via Identity Communications, Sydney, featuring an Asian-Australian family.   SunRice is launching a national campaign depicting a new-migrant experience - hosting their Australian...

Infographic: The Chinese Community In Australia

The size of the Chinese community in Australia It seems like every marketer is interested in the Chinese community. That's probably because, apart from English (naturally), Mandarin is now the most spoken language in Australia (overtaking Italian since the 2011...

SunRice and Identity win NSW Premier’s award for multicultural communications

AdNews, 6 December 2019 SunRice and Identity, a division of IPG Mediabrands, have won the Business Campaign of the Year at the 2019 NSW Premier's Multicultural Communications Awards. The campaign challenged stereotypes because it didn’t feature the usual cultural...

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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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B&T Magazine, 4 February 2019 One of Australia’s most successful food companies, SunRice, is discarding the usual cultural clichés this Chinese New Year for a more authentic portrayal of an Asian-Australian family. SunRice is launching a national campaign...