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Number of people who speak Chinese languages at home per 100,000 persons



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This FACT indicates the number of Australians who speak a Chinese language at home per 100,000 persons, in each capital. While Mandarin and Cantonese are the most commonly known Chinese laguages, there are many other regional dialects.

The number of people who speak Chinese languages at home offers insight into the number of first and second generation Chinese Australians living in a city, as well as the ethnic distribution within a city (that is, the assimilation of different cultures in multicultural neighbourhoods, as opposed to mono-cultural neighbourhoods).

As per the 2016 Census results, the city with the highest number of people who speak a Chinese language at home is Sydney at 7,936 per 100,000 persons, which is unsuprinsing since it is also the city with the largest Chinese population. The city with the lowest proportion is Hobart, at 1,652 per 100,000 persons.


Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census data 2016

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