Canning is one of WA’s most culturally diverse local government areas:
- 50.2% of Canning residents were born overseas
- 30% of overseas born have lived in Australia for less than five years
- 39.7% of Canning speak a language other than English at home.
Bentley is one of our most diverse suburbs, with 61% born overseas and 55% speaking a language other than English at home.
According to the Census data gathered in 2016, this makes Canning the most culturally diverse suburban Local Government Authority (LGA) based on the proportion of our population that identify as being born overseas or speaking another language at home.
Despite this growth in migrant populations in the South East Corridor, there is no dedicated facility in the region that supports the diverse needs of this growing community.
The Hillview Intercultural Community Centre’s vision is to enable our diverse community to thrive by creating a place where people from can come together to connect with each other, share their culture, learn new skills and access opportunities that help them to reach their potential.