How much of the Australian population is Chinese?


As a whole, Australian residents identifying themselves as having Chinese ancestry made up 5.5% of Australia’s population at the 2021 census.

How many Chinese are in New South Wales?

The 2016 distribution by State and Territory showed New South Wales had the largest number with 234,508 followed by Victoria (160,652), Queensland (47,114) and Western Australia (27,081). The latest Census in 2016 recorded 509,555 China-born people in Australia, an increase of 59.8 per cent from the 2011 Census.

What is the Chinese population in Sydney?

Chinese immigration to Sydney dates back almost two hundred years, with Mak Sai Ying being the first recorded settler in Australia. The 2006 census showed that 221,995 people (5.39%) in Sydney reported Cantonese or Standard Chinese as the language they used at home.

What is the Chinese population of Australia 2020?

Graph 1.1 Percentage of overseas-born, Australia – at 30 June – 1891 to 2020(a)(b)

2010 (‘000) 2020 (‘000)
India 329.51 721.05
China(c) 371.55 650.64
New Zealand 517.78 564.84
Philippines 183.77 310.05

Where do most Chinese people live in Australia?

Just like most Australians, these China-born migrants are concentrated in major cities. The Chinatowns in cities like Sydney and Melbourne remain as important cultural icons.

Where do most Asians live in Sydney?

The ten suburbs in Sydney with the highest percentage of Chinese residents per capita.

  • Chippendale.
  • Zetland. Region: Southern suburbs.
  • Chatswood. Region: North Shore.
  • Ultimo. Region: Sydney city.
  • Eastwood. Region: North Shore.
  • Rhodes. Region: Inner West.
  • Burwood. Region: Inner West.
  • Hurstville. Region: Southern Suburbs.

Where do most Chinese live in NSW?

Other Sydney suburbs with a high proportion of residents born in China include: Burwood(26.5% of the local population), Rhodes (25.4%), Allawah (22.5%), Campsie (21.8%) and Eastwood (18.6%). In Melbourne, Box Hill has the highest proportion of residents born in China, which is 20.4%.

Which Sydney suburb has most Chinese?

The most Chinese of Chinese suburbs, in the next Australian census don’t be surprised to see Hurstville become the first suburb in the country with a majority-Chinese population. It’s not “officially” a Chinatown, but given its quantity of Chinese restaurants and other stores, it might as well be.

Where do rich Chinese live in Sydney?

“They want the harbour views, but the homes have to be near the best schools. That’s really important.” One of the more popular areas for China’s new rich, in addition to the old money suburbs of Vaucluse, Bellevue Hill and Point Piper, is Hunters Hill.

Which city in Australia has the largest Chinese population?

Sydney. Australia’s first, largest and most modern city… Sydney! According to data in 2020, Sydney has a total population of 4.8 million, but Chinese immigrants account for 3.1% of the population.