Chinese Australians

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Chinese Australians (Chinese: 澳大利亚华人, Yue Chinese: 澳洲華人) are Chinese people living in Australia. They mainly speak Mandarin, English, Cantonese and Hokkien. Most Chinese Australians were born in Australia or China (including Hong Kong and Macau), but many were born in Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. Australia has more Chinese people than any non-Asian country per capita, the largest population in Oceania and one of the largest in the world, with over 1.2 million Australians claiming Chinese ancestry in 2016 (5.6% of all Australians).[1] They are the largest single non-Anglo-Celtic ethnic group in Australia. While most cities and large towns have Chinese Australian communities, cities with the largest numbers of Chinese people include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Newcastle, Canberra and the Gold Coast. Chinese people are also the main ethnic group on Christmas Island.

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