Chinese-Australians Report

Measuring the social and economic contribution of 1.2 million Australians

For more than 200 years Chinese-Australians have contributed to the growth and prosperity of a nation. In absolute terms the Chinese community currently delivers greater positive economic benefits to Australia than any other ethnic minority.

They do so as both Australians born of Chinese descent or overseas born Chinese who chose to live permanently in their home as Australian citizens.


The Chinese-Australians Report will present the facts on Australia’s Chinese community and, for the first time, quantify their positive social and economic impact on a nation.

The Chinese-Australians Report tells the story of Australia’s rich and diverse Chinese community, six out of every ten of whom are not mainland-Chinese born.

The facts and data clearly highlight their past, present and future contribution, and commitment, to Australia’s prosperity.