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Acknowledgements

Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing acknowledges and pays respect to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, on whose land this website was developed. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their ancestors and elders, both past and present and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We hope our work contributes to the wider project of respect and recognition between cultures in Australia. Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing receives project funding from the Australian Department of Health to administer the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) program in Victoria.

 

Did you know?

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37%
37% of people aged 65 years and over in Australia were born overseas.
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There are over 350 separately identified languages spoken in Australian homes.
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Australians follow more than 120 religious and spiritual beliefs.
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28% & 20%
28% percent of people using home care and 20% percent of people using permanent residential care are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
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36%
36% of care attendants in residential aged care are identified as being from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
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Australia’s Indigenous peoples are two distinct cultural groups made up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. But there is great diversity within these two broadly described groups exemplified by the over 250 different language groups spread across the nation.