According to the 2016 Census, 38 per cent of our Whitehorse community was born overseas and one third of us have come from a non-English speaking background.
The top five countries of birth are: China, India, the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Other than English, Mandarin and Cantonese are the most commonly spoken languages at home, followed by Greek, Italian and Vietnamese.
Our large Chinese population is a real feature of the municipality, with 11.5 per cent of our community born in China. In Box Hill, this figure is 27.6 per cent.
Whitehorse has a large and growing international student population. International students attend Box Hill Institute of TAFE, Deakin University and local high schools.
Global Fiesta is Council’s National Harmony Day event celebrating our wonderfully diverse community. This free family event is held in March each year.
An annual event in Central Box Hill with with food, music and a spectacular parade. Date and details to be confirmed.
Whitehorse is home to many Culturally and Linguistically Diverse community groups. You can find details on Council’s Community Directory.