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Top 5 Cities in Australia with the most Overseas Chinese!


Australia - one of the world's most livable countries, world's best country to retire, world's happiest country, and also has the world's most livable city......

Australia's social security, quality of life, affordable housing, inclusive culture, high levels of healthcare and education are among the best in the world - attracting people all over the world, including international students, migrants, retirees and investors.

In 2017, Australia released its latest census data stating that Australia has a total population of 24.4 million and 6.1 million immigrants, which accounts for more than a quarter of the country's total population. The number of immigrants from China was 191,000, ranking as the champion of Asian immigrants in the region.

After that, according to the latest data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2021, there will be a total of 7.6 million immigrants locally as of June 30, 2020, an increase of 1.5 million immigrants in just three years. The number of Chinese immigrants, 650,600, is the third-highest country in the list of countries where immigrants are from  (the top two are the UK and India).

As we can see, Chinese immigrants in Australia are growing at a very fast rate and are also the most among Asian immigrants. But which cities do these Chinese immigrants in Australia live in?

Most might say that Chinese people are seen everywhere in Australia, but the following 5 cities are where the Chinese are most concentrated.



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. Even if you don't really speak English, you can still survive here with Chinese and Cantonese.

Sydney has a humid subtropical climate, with mild average temperatures throughout the year with four seasons. With its vibrant economic environment and huge room for development, many Chinese immigrants are attracted to live and build their lives here.

The cost of living in Sydney is relatively high and is actually the second most expensive city in the world after Hong Kong. However, because of its vibrant urban character, Sydney still attracts many Chinese immigrants to study, work and live here.


Melbourne is favoured by many overseas immigrants because of its developed economy, beautiful living environment and rich culture. It is no wonder that they've been named as the "World's Most Livable City" for seven consecutive years.

In terms of the cost of living, Melbourne's prices and housing costs are slightly lower than Sydney's, making it a great place to live. For these reasons, Melbourne is not only attractive to overseas immigrants, but also to Australians who choose to live here.

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Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane is the third-largest city in Australia, and is known as the "Sunshine City" due to its spring-like tropical climate, long sunshine hours, beautiful natural scenery, and its proximity to the Gold Coast, a famous tourist resort.

Although Brisbane's economic environment is not as developed as that of Sydney and Melbourne, its vibrant arts and culture scene, world-class education system, low cost of living, affordable housing, and highly developed tourism industry have attracted many Chinese to purchase properties here.

It is worth mentioning that Brisbane will be hosting the 2032 Olympic Games, which experts agree will further boost Brisbane's real estate. In particular, Woolloongabba, Redcliffe Peninsula, Ipswich City, Logan City, Morton Bay area and Redlands are all known as good areas for investment.

All in all, for many immigrants, Brisbane is a comfortable, clean and simple city with an abundance of life, making it easy to fall in love with the slow pace of life here.

As for investors, the highly developed tourism industry and the Olympic Games in 11 years' time make it a great place to invest and a great place to live.


Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide is the fifth largest city in Australia and is very unique.  Its cool climate and strict local government food requirements mean that Adelaide grows and produces many quality grains, fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood and dairy products, the most famous of which is wine.

In addition, Adelaide is a city with many young immigrants and international students, because of the quality of education in the area.

It is home to a long history of prestigious institutions of learning, where they focus on practical education and are committed to providing students with a wealth of international exchange, study and work opportunities, yielding many top quality individuals in a variety of industries.

Most importantly, Adelaide is the least expensive city to study in, so many immigrant parents and international students are willing to come here for a low-cost, but high-quality education.


Perth is the largest city in Western Australia, and as its capital, it is a regular on the "World's Most Livable Cities" list. People are so familiar to this name that it is commonly mistaken as the capital of Australia.

In recent years, the local government's redevelopment projects and the well-handled Covid-19 situation have attracted the attention of investors and immigrants. In addition to overseas immigrants, even Australians have relocated to the city because of it.

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Perth's relaxed pace of life, filled with laughter and friendliness infused in a creative environment, plus strong economic outlook, excellent education and medical services are all great features that have made the city increasingly popular with Chinese immigrants.

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