Greater Shepparton’s Multicultural Communities

Greater Shepparton has been – and still is – an attractive place to a wide range of migrants, which has resulted in a long migration history dating back to World War One.

The reasons for this include our history of migration and reputation of welcoming new arrivals, social factors such as family or community members already living in the region, the lifestyle of a country town with the economic and employment opportunities of a city, and the agricultural industry.

The 2020 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census shows that the population of Greater Shepparton is 68,873 people which has increased by 3,797 individuals or 5.8% since 2016 Census Statistics Data.

Since the 2016 Census, the number of people born overseas 11,890 has increased by 2,408 individuals or 25% and the number of people who speak a language at home other than English 12,065 has increased by 2,723 individuals or 29%

Greater Shepparton City Council is committed to continuing to promote the diversity of our region, and strengthening the sustainability and culture of communities which reside in the area.