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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New Year Fun Continues…

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5 Trends That Will Change Multicultural Marketing In Australia Forever

IDENTITY Communications are predicting the multicultural marketing industry in Australia will change dramatically in 2017.  Here's why. We're not talking about terminology and semantics which have changed over time such as NESB (non-English speaking background)...