What have Vietnamese brought to Australia?
Since 1975 they have taken the initiative in setting up support networks such as the Vietnamese Community in Australia (VCA), language schools, media and numerous temples. Vietnamese Australians have contributed creatively to many areas of Australian life such as politics, cuisine, arts, and research.
Why did Vietnamese refugees leave Vietnam?
Political oppression, poverty, and continued war were the main reasons Vietnamese fled their country. The desire to leave was especially great for Vietnamese who had fought for the South, worked with the United States, or held positions in the South Vietnamese government.
How many Vietnamese live in Perth?
More than 21,000 Western Australians have Vietnamese heritage, many of who migrated after the Vietnam War or settled in Perth as skilled migrants and international students.
What percentage of Australia is Vietnamese?
This makes the Vietnamese-born population the sixth largest migrant community in Australia, equivalent to 3.5 per cent of Australia’s overseas-born population and 1.0 per cent of Australia’s total population.