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 Cultural Diversity

Our Vision

Multiculturalism is about all Australians and for all Australians. Multiculturalism has been and is important to Belmont. It’s about fairness and inclusion. It enhances respect and support for cultural, religious and linguistic diversity. It is about shared experiences and the make-up of our neighbourhoods and acknowledges the benefits and potential that diversity brings. We are taking a realistic approach and not shying away from challenging issues that prevent us as a community to become more inclusive and connected and we strive to make all residents feel welcomed.

“Culture is that complex whole which includes knowledge, beliefs, arts, morals, laws, customs, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by a human as a member of society.”
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

The City of Belmont acknowledges the Noongar Whadjuk people and pay their respects to elders, past and present.


Our Current Population

The City of Belmont is one of the most diverse local government areas within Western Australia with;

  • Four out of ten people were born overseas
  • Three out of ten people are from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.

Based on the 2016 ABS stats, the top five overseas born countries include;

  • United Kingdom
  • New Zealand
  • India
  • China
  • Philippines.

The top five languages spoken at home other than English include;

  • Mandarin
  • Filipino/Tagalog
  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Italian


The City’s religion statistics provide an indicator of cultural identity and ethnicity in the local area. The number of people in the Belmont area from an Islamic faith is five times that of our Western Australian average and more than double the national average.  There is also a high population of people who follow the religions Roman Catholicism, Anglican and  Buddhism.



For more information please contact the Cultural Diversity Engagement Officer on 9477 7453 or by email