People from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds are identified as a priority population in a number of key Australian Government health strategies. This web report is part of a program of work on the health status of CALD people in Australia and presents data on the prevalence of chronic conditions reported by CALD Australians in the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2021 Census of Population and Housing.
- Cat. no: PHE 320
This report provides detailed data and a comprehensive picture of the health status of CALD populations in Australia
People born overseas generally had a lower prevalence of long-term health conditions than people born in Australia
Low English proficiency & more than 10 years in Australia was associated with a higher prevalence of chronic conditions
The prevalence of specific chronic conditions varied depending on the measure of cultural and linguistic diversity used