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Sydney Suburbs by Ethinic Groups

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Chinese Australians are one of the largest ethnic groups in Sydney. As a result, many neighbourhoods now have a large Chinese population, with many Chinese businesses. Haymarket, Ashfield, Burwood, Strathfield, Flemington, Lidcombe, Auburn, Parramatta, Carlingford, Eastwood, Epping, Chatswood, Hurstville, Rockdale Cabramatta and Campsie all have sizeable Chinese communities.



Vietnamese Australians have had a large presence in Sydney since the late 1970s, after the Vietnam War. They have settled in neighbourhoods such as Cabramatta, Bonnyrigg, Green Valley, Bankstown, Liverpool, Auburn and Fairfield.



Sydney has one of the largest Lebanese populations in the world. Neighbourhoods with sizeable Lebanese Australian populations include Lakemba, Merrylands, Bankstown, Auburn, Punchbowl, and Guildford.



There are large Indian Australian communities in Strathfield, Harris Park, Parramatta, Westmead and Blacktown.

Pacific Islanders


Pacific Islanders, particularly Samoans, Fijians, Maoris and Tongans, have sizeable communities around Campbelltown and Mount Druitt.



Africans are a recently arrived ethnic group in Sydney, most having arrived after 2000. Large Sudanese community is concentrated in Blacktown and there is a substantial Somali population in Auburn. Sydney also has a large Ghanaian community around Liverpool.



Filipino Australians have sizeable communities in Blacktown, Mount Druitt, Rooty Hill, Glenwood, Quakers Hill, Sydney and Plumpton.



Korean Australians, mainly from South Korea, have sizeable communities in Campsie, Strathfield and Chatswood.



Italian Australians, most of whom migrated to Australia in the 1950s and 1960s, created an Italian enclave in Leichhardt. However, gentrification and rising house prices are forcing many Italians out of the area. A considerable population also resides in and Five Dock, Croydon Park and Haberfield.



There is a sizeable Greek Australian community in Earlwood. Other Greek neighbourhoods include Sans Souci, Marrickville and Belmore.



Assyrian Australians, most of whom arrived recently from Iraq, have created enclaves in Liverpool, Bossley Park and Fairfield.



Afghan Australians, most of whom arrived as refugees following the Afghanistan War, have a large presence in Auburn and Merrylands.



Turkish Australians have created enclaves in Eastlakes (NSW) and Auburn (NSW)

South Africans


While South Africans are spread across Sydney, the neighbourhood of St Ives has a sizeable population.



Macedonian Australians have enclaves in Rockdale and Kogarah.



Bangladeshi Australians, while small in number, do have a significant presence in Ingleburn, Lakemba and Rockdale.



There is a sizeable Maltese Australian population in Greystanes



Petersham has traditionally been a centre for Portuguese Australian life.

Eastern Europeans


Eastern Europeans, mainly Bosnian Australians and Serbian Australians, have a large community in Liverpool.



There are large Jewish communities in Bondi, Vaucluse, Bellevue Hill, St Ives and Rose Bay.

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