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Key Diversity Trends

The City of Greater Dandenong welcomes an average of 2700 newly-arrived people each year. Our residents come from a range of countries, which adds to our diverse and vibrant community.

Upon their arrival in Australia though, many recent settlers face the challenges of adapting to a culture and language which may be unfamiliar to them, often with few financial resources and little or no family support.

Major birthplaces of residents

  • Australia 38%
  • Vietnam  9%
  • India 7%
  • Sri Lanka 4%
  • Cambodia 4%
  • China 2.5%
  • Afghanistan 1.8%
  • New Zealand 1.6%
  • Italy 1.5%
  • England 1.5%

Top 10 languages spoken in Greater Dandenong

  1. English
  2. Vietnamese
  3. Khmer
  4. Cantonese
  5. Punjabi
  6. Greek
  7. Sinhalese
  8. Mandarin
  9. Arabic
  10. Italian

Cultural diversity statistics

The City of Greater Dandenong has a wide range of research and statistical information about our diverse community. This includes information about birthplaces, spoken languages, and settlement in each Victorian municipality.

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