Equity and Diversity
- Bullying Prevention
- Cultural Diversity
- Gender Equality
- Open Fora
- Sexuality and Gender Diversity
- Western Panel Pledge
- Equity and Diversity Working Parties
Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
Western Sydney University and Greater Western Sydney Diversity Statistics
- approximately 40% of the University’s 48,458 students were born overseas including more than 175 countries;
- approximately 37% of students speak a language other than English at home including around 160 languages; and
- 841,464 (37.7%) of GWS’s estimated population of 2,232,000 were born overseas with India, China and Vietnam being the top three countries of birth;
- 729,864 (32.7% were born in a country where English is not the first language;
- 401,760 (18%) arrived in Australia within 5 years prior to 2016; and
- 937,440 (42%) speak a language other than English at home with Arabic, Vietnamese and Mandarin being the top three languages.
Australia-wide Diversity Statistics
- Australia is home to the world’s oldest continuous cultures.
- More than 1 in 4 (26%) of Australians speak a language other than English at home.
- Australians identify with more than 300 ancestries.
- In 2018 more than one in four Australians were born overseas.
- One in five Australians have one or both parents born overseas
- The top five countries migrants come from (in order from most to least) are England, China, India, New Zealand, and the Philippines.
- Migrants that arrived in 2014-15 are projected to contribute $9.7 billion to the Australian economy over 50 years.
- In 2018 overseas migration represented 60% of Australia’s population growth.
- Every single country from around the world was represented in Australia’s population in 2018.
- 77% of Australians support action to tackle racism.