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Census data shows we're more culturally diverse than ever. Our institutions must reflect this

By Sukhmani Khorana, Senior Research Fellow, Western Sydney University
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Initial data from the 2021 census released this week shows Australia continues to become more culturally diverse.

Almost half of us have at least one parent born overseas (48.2%), and almost a quarter of us (24.8%) speak a language other than English at home.

Just over a quarter of us (27.6%) report being born overseas, and of those, India has risen to become the second-most common overseas country of birth after England.

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