Ballarat, Australia - Intercultural City
Ballarat is a city located in the state of Victoria, Australia, approximately 105 kilometres of the state capital, Melbourne. It is the third most populous urban area in the state, with an estimated population of 101,578.
From the 2011 Census, 8.7% of the population (8,052 people) were born overseas and half of them (4,254 people) were from non-English speaking backgrounds; and the main countries of birth were: United Kingdom, New Zealand, Netherlands, India, China, Germany, USA, Philippines, South Africa and Italy. Other than English the main languages spoken are: Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, Greek, etc.