People who live, work and visit the City of Greater Dandenong have different cultural, religious and language backgrounds.
This diversity also means that people are different
Understanding the strength of diversity is challenging, rewarding and ongoing. All Council staff have a role in meeting the needs of residents and ratepayers through good customer service.
Council offers services to support diversity, such
- culturally appropriate family services
- information in languages other than English
- support groups and more.
Greater Dandenong welcomes around 2700 newly arrived people each year. Our residents come from a range of countries, which adds to our diverse and vibrant community.
When people arrive in Australia though, many face challenges adapting to new a culture and language. Often they have few financial resources and little or no family support. That's why Council and volunteers provide new arrivals with support services.
|Major birthplaces of residents||Top 10 languages spoken in Greater Dandenong|
|Australia 38 per cent||English|
|Vietnam 9 per cent||Vietnamese|
|India 7 per cent||Khmer|
|Sri Lanka 4 per cent||Cantonese|
|Cambodia 4 per cent||Punjabi|
|China 2.5 per cent||Greek|
|Afghanistan 1.8 per cent||Sinhalese|
|New Zealand 1.6 per cent||Mandarin|
|Italy 1.5 per cent||Arabic|
|England 1.5 per cent||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.
View City of Greater Dandenong Statistics and Data