Ten Aussie Suburbs Filipinos More Likely to Live (Last 10 Oct 2017)

Australia is home to you, probably for five, ten, 20 or even 30 years, but you  may not  even be aware  where  the Filipinos, or precisely as we call them -- Filipino-Australians or Filos -- predominantly live. 

Probably, you intend to move to a suburb and want to have kapwa Filipinos as neighbours.

Or still,  getting  your citizenship from permanent resident visa after working  in  regional Australia,   you finally decide   to settle permanently in the city, then the big question arises, where do you go to stay near your fellow Filipinos or kababayans?

Or even if you a student for three years, a temporary resident, and without any relatives and friends,  want to live with your kababayans.  Where will you go?

Do Filipinos scatter around the metropolitan or do they live in ghetto-like community where they tend to settle in one place?

Most populous states

According to the latest official March 2017 statistics, the two most populous states in Australia are still New South Wales and Victoria. NSW is home to 7.84 million residents or 32 percent of the 24.51 million Australian population (The population reached 24 million in early 2016) and  its southern neighbour Victoria has just over a quarter of the total population.  NSW's capital, Greater Sydney, has nearly 65 per cent  of the state's population or 20.7 percent of the country's population,  with  5.09 million and  a young median age of 35.1 years old. The country's second  biggest, Victoria's main city, Melbourne accommodates 4.7 million people. 

Not surprisingly, Filipinos tend to settle in the main cities and regional urban areas, although you can find Filipinos, usually married to Australian-born,  even in the remotest place of Australia.

And more precisely, if you want to see where majorities of the Filipinos are, go to Sydney and Melbourne. However, in recent years,  a fast growing number of Filipinos  move to other key cities, specifically Perth in Western Australia, Brisbane and Gold Coast in Queensland, and the ACT.   Adelaide in South Australia, Hobart and Launceston in Tasmania and Darwin in Northern Territory are also home to some Filipinos.

Here are the top ten suburbs where you are most likely to witness a vibrant Filipino community.

Compare how the cost of buying or renting properties in these areas have changed in the last 12 months.

Information below is based on August 2016 data:


There are many reasons why Filipinos live in these places. First, these suburbs are near their work places; second, houses or rent are affordable; and third, relatives and friends live in the area so they feel like they are "at home".

Now, let us look at the top ten suburbs where most Filipinos are likely to live in Australia.

In Sydney, these suburbs are clustered in the western part of the CBD within the Blacktown City local government area.

In Melbourne, Victoria, the top three suburbs are newly-developed areas in the western corridors near the international airport.

Politically, all the areas are Labor party strongholds.

Property prices in the area are within the below average range.














Blacktown, NSW

Blacktown, 34 kilometres west of Sydney CBD,  is  the largest of any suburb or township in NSW  and one of the most multicultural places in Australia.


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Rooty Hill, NSW

Rooty Hill is located 42 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district.

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Mount Druitt, NSW

Mount Druitt is a suburb of Sydney, located 43 kilometres west from the Sydney CBD.

The sale coincides with the release of Blacktown Council’s planning blueprint, which estimates more than 50,000 new dwellings will be built in the municipality over the next 25 years.

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Quakers Hill, NSW

Quakers Hill is colloquially known as 'Quakers' and located 40 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district.

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Plumpton, NSW

Located 46 kilometres west of Sydney CBD, Plumpton is also in the local government area of the City of Blacktown.

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Woodcroft, NSW

Woodcroft, 42 kilometres west of Sydney CBD, was recognised only in 1996.  Known for its man-made lake, the leafy suburb has no apartments.

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Caroline Springs, Victoria

Caroline Springs, 25 km west of Melbourne,  was developed on a greenfield land. In an area less than 5 square km, it was created in 1999. It is in Melton City.

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Tarneit, Victoria

Twenty-five km west of Melbourne CBD, Tarneit is one of the emerging suburbs in the city of Wyndham.

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Doonside, NSW

Doonside, located 40 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD, is locally known as  'Doony' or 'Doonie'. It is home to Featherdale Wildlife Park.

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St. Albans, Victoria

Established in 1887 and located 15 km northwest of Melbourne, St. Albans is now a melting pot of cultures with more than 50% of residents being born overseas.

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