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Old 12-17-2018, 07:11 PM
 
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Not only is this post arrogant, itís also stupid.

Australia has more of a percentage of overseas born people than America so you could claim Australia is actually more diverse. Also, in the last 20 years, Australiaís culinary scene/cuisine has become one of the best in the world thanks to the multicultural community and an abundance of diverse cuisines available (Italian, Greek, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, French, Mexican).

Australia is anything but a one way track, your thinly veiled insult is inaccurate and misleading. Itís a very beautiful place that is constantly evolving and guess what? It can harmoniously accomodate people of different races.

Not quite. True enough Australia has a larger per cent of overseas born, but British are still far in the majority. New Zealanders very large component as well. (although a fairly large Maori population included in that) There is nowhere the diversity of a number of American cities.
Have you been to the Hispanic/Spanish speaking areas of CA and FL? The Afro/American population adds another dimension just not found remotely in Australia.
Yes there are differing food choices available in Australia, but it should be recalled Australia is still fairly 'new' to having differing races living in number within its borders.
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Old 12-17-2018, 08:35 PM
 
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Not quite. True enough Australia has a larger per cent of overseas born, but British are still far in the majority. New Zealanders very large component as well. (although a fairly large Maori population included in that) There is nowhere the diversity of a number of American cities.
Have you been to the Hispanic/Spanish speaking areas of CA and FL? The Afro/American population adds another dimension just not found remotely in Australia.
Yes there are differing food choices available in Australia, but it should be recalled Australia is still fairly 'new' to having differing races living in number within its borders.
Parts of Sydney are very diverse. Stroll around Campsie and there are many Muslim women in their traditional dress, go a few minutes to Hurstville and it is a major Chinese area. Wander around Brighton Le Sands, again at night and see the array of cultures. Head to Cronulla to find the blond beach girls.

But I fail to see the purpose of these types of threads, comparing cities. Yes they are different. Surely no one would suggest that we should plan our cities to deliberately copy an American city, or they ours for that matter.
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Old 12-17-2018, 11:45 PM
 
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Parts of Sydney are very diverse. Stroll around Campsie and there are many Muslim women in their traditional dress, go a few minutes to Hurstville and it is a major Chinese area. Wander around Brighton Le Sands, again at night and see the array of cultures. Head to Cronulla to find the blond beach girls.

But I fail to see the purpose of these types of threads, comparing cities. Yes they are different. Surely no one would suggest that we should plan our cities to deliberately copy an American city, or they ours for that matter.

Folk like to compare I guess. I am fully aware of the diversity within Sydney. Still not on levels with NY or LA or Miami though. The widespread use of Spanish language in parts and Afro/American areas set it apart. American cities of note still have their large Chinese/Vietnamese and 'others' populations.


WE are not America. It doesn't matter. But still some may, probably many, not be aware of the differences.
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:40 AM
 
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Some people have really shortsighted or odd views on comparisons that it is hard to get your hard around them. Naturally a country with 25 million people isn't going to have the same diversity as a country with 300+ million people, but Australia does very well for its population size.

There are highly diverse suburbs in Sydney like Strathfield, where 10% of the population is Chinese, Korean or Indian.

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Old 12-18-2018, 06:48 PM
 
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Some people have really shortsighted or odd views on comparisons that it is hard to get your hard around them. Naturally a country with 25 million people isn't going to have the same diversity as a country with 300+ million people, but Australia does very well for its population size.

There are highly diverse suburbs in Sydney like Strathfield, where 10% of the population is Chinese, Korean or Indian.
Population numbers plays little impact on the diversity. It is the per cent terms of various racial make ups in specific areas that show the difference between the countries.


I'd say more than 10% in certain Sydney/Melbourne suburbs much more as already mentioned regarding Hurtsville. But still not yet on the levels of NY or FL or CA or TX (I imagine for the latter)


What exactly is short sighted or odd about stating a fact, if that indeed was what you were referring to.
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:53 PM
 
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Some people have really shortsighted or odd views on comparisons that it is hard to get your hard around them. Naturally a country with 25 million people isn't going to have the same diversity as a country with 300+ million people, but Australia does very well for its population size.

There are highly diverse suburbs in Sydney like Strathfield, where 10% of the population is Chinese, Korean or Indian.
Might be a typo? Almost 60% of Strathfields population was born outside australia, with asian immigrants forming the vast bulk of that 60%
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:40 PM
 
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Certainly may be a typo? Even so, while certainly some Australian suburbs have diversity, no city experiences or close to, half its population being of visible minority. Not only American cities, but I recall Bradford in Yorks England, getting close to becoming the first UK city with white English becoming a minority.
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Old 12-18-2018, 09:26 PM
 
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Certainly. may be a typo? Even so, while certainly some Australian suburbs have diversity, no city experiences or close to, half its population being of visible minority. Not only American cities, but I recall Bradford in Yorks England, getting close to becoming the first UK city with white English becoming a minority.
That would depend how you define "city" and "non white". By the us definition places like dandenong and fairfield could be seperate cities. Fairfield for instacne is home to 200,000 people of which 60% were not born in the country, and i am sure among the australians there would be a good number of aussie born people of asian descent.
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Old 12-19-2018, 06:23 AM
 
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Might be a typo? Almost 60% of Strathfields population was born outside australia, with asian immigrants forming the vast bulk of that 60%
Well 10 percent of Korean, 10 percent of Chinese, 10 percent of Indian = 30 percent. So the remaining 30 percent could also be of some other decent other than Australian to make a total of 60 percent foreign born.
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Old 12-19-2018, 06:34 AM
 
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Well 10 percent of Korean, 10 percent of Chinese, 10 percent of Indian = 30 percent. So the remaining 30 percent could also be of some other decent other than Australian to make a total of 60 percent foreign born.
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