FAQ

Which part of Australia has most Chinese?

Which part of Australia has most Chinese?

At the 2016 census, Sydney was home to 44\% of the Mainland China-born population of Australia, while Melbourne was home to 31\%.

What are the 5 most common languages spoken in Australia?

Language spoken by a person at home (top 5)

  • English only – 72.7\% (17,020,417) English only – 76.8\% (16,509,291)
  • Mandarin – 2.5\% (596,711) Mandarin – 1.6\% (336,410)
  • Arabic – 1.4\% (321,728) Italian – 1.4\% (299,833)
  • Cantonese – 1.2\% (280,943) Arabic – 1.3\% (287,174)

How much of Australia is Chinese?

The latest Census in 2016 recorded 509,555 China-born people in Australia, an increase of 59.8 per cent from the 2011 Census.

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How do you say hello in Australia?

The most common verbal greeting is a simple “Hey”, “Hello”, or “Hi”. Some people may use Australian slang and say “G’day” or “G’day mate”. However, this is less common in cities. Many Australians greet by saying “Hey, how are you?”.

Which country discovered Australia first?

Dutch
The first known landing in Australia by Europeans was in 1606 by Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon.

What is the history of the Chinese people in Australia?

Chinese peoples have a long and continuing role in Australian history. There were early links between China and Australia when Macau and Canton were used as an important trading ports with the fledgling colony.

What percentage of Australia’s population is Chinese?

At the 2016 census, Sydney was home to 44\% of the Mainland China-born population of Australia, while Melbourne was home to 31\%.

How many people in Sydney have Chinese ancestry?

At the 2016 census, 487,976 (or 10.8\%) of the inhabitants of Sydney who nominated their ancestry nominated Chinese ancestry solely or along with another ancestry. In Melbourne, the number was 356,324 (or 8.5\%), while in Brisbane it was 99,593 (or 4.7\%) and in Perth it was 99,229 (5.5\%).

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Where did the Chinese refugees come from in Australia?

The final end of the White Australia Policy from the 1960s saw new arrivals from the Chinese diaspora and for the first time significant numbers from non-Cantonese speaking parts of China. The first wave of arrivals were ethnic Chinese refugees from Vietnam and Cambodia during the 1970s.