IDENTITY COMMUNICATIONS

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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Cracking a $32b Consumer Segment

Sean Zhu, Identity Communication's business analyst shines a spotlight on a potential audience that's worth $32b.  If you’re a marketer, I can recommend a group in Australia that is over 626,000 in size and contributes $32 billion to the Australian economy. They’re...

Key Statistics From The 2016 Australian Census

Key multicultural stats from the 2016 Census June 27 release. The Census is the most comprehensive research into diverse communities in Australia. IDENTITY, the intelligent multicultural marketing agency, has summarised key multicultural stats from the June release of...

Bennelong By-Election and the “Chinese vote”

China has exploded as a by-election issue in Bennelong. How much will it affect Saturday's result? IDENTITY Communications reckons it's more nuanced than the current commentary. The Liberal Party could suffer in Bennelong as a result of the Turnbull government’s...

Hong Kong’s neon signs might be fading but not my memory of them…

IDENTITY Communications might be the intelligent multicultural marketing agency, but our team also has heart. As Hong Kong's neon lights fade, Brenda Leung, IDENTITY's Insights Manager reflects on her childhood memories of the Pearl of the Orient. One of my most vivid...

IPG’s Identity Breaks Stereotypes With SunRice Chinese New Year Campaign

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...

SunRice brings cultures together in Chinese New Year campaign

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...

Sydney Water Appoints Identity Communications To Help It Connect With Multicultural Audiences

Campaign Brief, 8 March 2017 Sydney Water has appointed Identity Communications to its panel of creative, design and multicultural agencies after a competitive tender. The appointment is effective immediately. Sydney Water is Australia's largest water and wastewater...

NITV And IPG Mediabrands Announce Unique Indigenous Partnership

Justified criticism about the lack of diversity is good. We think providing positive solutions is better.  Rightly, the lack of diversity in the Australian media and advertising industry have been pointed out by organisations and individuals; not enough diversity on...

Debunking The Myths Around Multicultural Australia

Over the years, so many “facts” have been casually dropped about Australia’s migrant population that are just wrong. Here’s a quick guide that might come in handy at the water cooler or BBQ stopper (with the help of the Australian Bureau of Statistics Census). All...

Don’t try to out-Chinese the Chinese…

OPINION: Don’t try to out-Chinese the Chinese in your Lunar New Year advertising. You’ll lose. Mumbrella, 20 January 2020. By Thang Ngo Let’s play a drinking game. Scull a shot glass of Moutai every time you see any of these Chinese icons used in Chinese New Year...