Little Italy in Victoria, Australia (sometimes referred to as the "Italian Precinct" or simply "Lygon Street"), is a "Little Italy" cultural precinct of the Italian community of Melbourne. It is situated along Lygon Street in the inner-Melbourne suburb of
Following Italy's involvement in world war I, many Italians particularly from the southern regions of Calabria and Sicily and descended into both, the south eastern and northern suburbs of Melbourne. Following World War II, Australia saw a huge influx of Italian migrants settling all throughout Melbourne.
Lygon Street is synonymous with the Italian community of Melbourne, forming the nexus point of Little Italy. It is home to many Italian restaurants and alfresco cafés.
Italians have had a huge influence and contribution to the city's culture. Almost a third of Italian-Australians live in Melbourne - this amounts to over 300,000 people - the largest Italian population in Oceania. Many Italians have origins in Veneto, Piedmont, Sicily and Calabria as well as other regions.
Most Australian residents born in Italy are now concentrated in Melbourne (73,799), Sydney (44,562), Adelaide (20,877) and Perth (18,815).
Time Out has released its annual list of the 51 coolest neighbourhoods in the world, with inner north mainstay Fitzroy nabbing the highest Aussie spot on the list, coming in at #27.
1. Toorak – $5.18m. Toorak, one of Melbourne's most exclusive and affluent suburbs, is a long-standing front runner for property prices so it's no surprise to see this suburb at the top of the list yet again. Toorak is located about 5km south-east of the CBD and has a range of luxury properties on offer.
Little Italy in Victoria, Australia (sometimes referred to as the "Italian Precinct" or simply "Lygon Street"), is a "Little Italy" cultural precinct of the Italian community of Melbourne. It is situated along Lygon Street in the inner-Melbourne suburb of Carlton.
The City of Melbourne is home to one of the world's most harmonious and culturally diverse communities. Our population is made up of people from all over the world. Around 140 cultures are represented, from Victoria's original Indigenous inhabitants to more recent migrants from countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Point Cook has emerged as the country's most multicultural suburb based on the birthplaces of its population. An analysis of the latest 2021 census data released last week by population consultancy .
As far back as the 1850s, slums existed in inner city Melbourne. Slum dwellers lived a squalid existence. Often, they had no bathrooms, or sewerage. They lived in ramshackle housing, with leaky roofs and holes in the walls.
Greeks have been establishing new lives in Victoria ever since the gold rush of the 1850s. Many Greeks were amongst the sailors who left their English ships in Australian waters when they heard the discovery of gold. Most intended to return home rich men, so few women came to join them.
The cheapest suburb in Melbourne is Melton. It is located at the far west and has some of the most cheapest housing in the area. Where are the cheapest houses in Victoria? The cheapest houses in Victoria are located in Murtoa.
The Mornington Peninsula has become a hot spot for the rich and famous, with its multimillion-dollar clifftop mansions attracting celebrities, business titans and sporting greats – who seldom ever part with their pricey pads.
Data: Australian Bureau of Statistics
On the flipside, the state's most disadvantaged suburb is Broadmeadows, followed by Corio and Campbellfield.
The City of Darebin is located to the north of Melbourne and has a population of about 150,000 people covering suburbs such as Bundoora, Northcote and Thornbury. Many of Darebin's residents come from Sri Lanka, India, Egypt and the Middle East. Darebin also hosts numerous community events each year.
The largest proportion of Punjabi population lives in the Victorian suburb of Craigieburn followed by Blacktown in NSW.
There are numerous active congregations in the Jewish community, many concentrated in Caulfield and the St. Kilda suburbs, although other areas such as Bentleigh house a significant number of communities.