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This FACT indicates the number of persons who speak Vietnamese at home in each Australian capital city. Vietnamese migration peaked from the 1970s to the 1980s, both during and following the Vietnam War, with almost all arrivals being refugees. Since the late 1980s, most Vietnamese migration is a result of reuniting families, under the Vietnamese Family Migration Program. It is because of these migration waves, that there is a strong Vietnamese culture in Australia, with large populations in Melbourne and Sydney in particular.
The city with the highest number of people who speak Vietnamese at home is Melbourne at 101,388 persons, followed closely by Sydney at 99,301 persons. The city with the lowest number is Hobart at 283 persons. The data presented here was collected in the 2016 ABS Census.