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Cultural Diversity

 Did you know that nearly 15,863* Latrobe City residents were born overseas and 4,835 people speak a language other than English at home? From the last census, the five most common languages spoken at home are Italian, followed by Greek, Mandarin, Dutch and Maltese. The five most common countries of birth include England, Netherlands, New Zealand, Italy and Scotland.

Latrobe City’s Cultural Diversity Action Plan, 2014-2018 recognises and celebrates our proud and diverse history and its focus is on continuing to enable and welcome the ongoing contribution of people from culturally diverse backgrounds in enriching our community. The Action Plan is consistent with the Council Plan and other related plans in its aim to enable Council facilities, services, information and resources to be accessible and available to all people within Latrobe City, especially for people from culturally diverse backgrounds

The Action Plan helps to raise awareness of the need to ensure Latrobe City keeps up with local demographics and other changing needs in our community, and our emerging communities. While some needs are the same, there are many cultural differences which require specific actions and acknowledgement, and the Action Plan identifies and addresses many of these.

*Note: the numbers may include people who did not state their country of origin. Interpret with caution. Information sourced from the Draft Gippsland Multicultural Strategic Plan 2017 – 2020

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