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Multicultural affairs

Learn how we continue to sustain our national unity in cultural diversity

Community Information Summaries

The Community Information Summaries provide a broad range of statistical data from the 2016 Australian Census of Population and Housing, for people born in more than 100 birthplaces.

Data items:

  • Historical background
  • Geographic distribution
  • Age and sex
  • Ancestry
  • Language
  • Religion
  • Year of arrival
  • Median income
  • Educational qualifications
  • Employment characteristics.

Explanatory notes

Notes about the data used for the Community Information Summaries is available, see Community Information Summaries - Explanatory notes.


A number of publications were used as input to the Community Information Summaries. See Community Information Summaries - Bibliography for the list.

Country list of summaries

The summaries are available for the largest groups by birthplace. See Country list of summaries