Cultural Diversity of Cockburn

Explore the cultural diversity of the City of Cockburn and learn about its unique makeup.

Welcome to Cockburn, where everyone belongs

Watch our video that showcases the cultural diversity of our residents in Cockburn saying ‘Welcome to Cockburn where everyone belongs’ in their own languages.

The languages represented include Nyungar, Serbian, Mandarin, Auslan, Tagalog, English (English accent),Russian, Hokkien, Maori, Cantonese, Yoruba, Italian, English (South African accent), French, Hakka, Shona, Welsh, Amharic, English (Australian accent), Spanish (Venezuela), Arabic, Spanish (Mexico), Malay, Croatian, Punjabi and Portuguese.

View the transcript below.

Cultural diversity statistics

Did you know that the City of Cockburn is the most culturally diverse council in the south metro of Perth (1 in every 2 residents comes from a culturally diverse background? Either they or their parents were born overseas. For more information visit 2021 Cockburn, Census All persons QuickStats | Australian Bureau of Statistics (

The following statistics are sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021 census data:

  • 50% of the residents of Cockburn is from a Culturally diverse background (born overseas or has parents that were born overseas)
  • 34.2% of people in City were born overseas
  • 21.6% of people use a language other than English at home.

Top five Countries of birth other than Australia (ranked by size)

  • England
  • New Zealand
  • Phillipines
  • India
  • South Africa.

Top five languages spoken at home (ranked by size)

  • Mandarin
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Fillipino/Tagalog
  • Croatian.

The top religions 

  • Catholic 26.1%
  • Anglican 8.2%
  • Christian 3.3%
  • Hinduism 1.8%
  • Buddhism 1.8%
  • People who stated they had no religion 42.6%.

Most popular suburbs for people from culturally diverse backgrounds in Cockburn

  • Munster and Spearwood are the most popular suburbs to live in for Italian, Croatian and Portuguese communities
  • North Lake and Leeming are the most popular for Chinese families and Hammond Park
  • Wattleup-Henderson and Aubin Grove are the most popular suburbs for the Indian community.

More information and contact

For more detailed statistical data visit Community Profile ID.

You can also contact the City of Cockburn's Community Development team at c[email protected] or on (08) 9411 3444.

If English is not your first language, you can access the Australian Government's Translating and Interpreting Service. These services provide free telephone or on-site interpreting and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the cost of a local call. The telephone number is 131 450.



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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for Country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.