In 2011, 34% of people in Bankstown City, came from countries where English was not their first language. Access in-depth demographics for Bankstown City from the population experts, id.
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profile.id.com.au which provides the statistics in many aspects of all suburbs across Australia would be a helpful resource for teachers in terms of teaching diversity. Teachers can find figures about population of ethnical groups, or of religious groups or statistics of number of languages in a specific suburb. This information will be very useful for teachers when doing research about the diversity of the local community within which the school that they are teaching locates. Teachers can also applying this resource into teaching the concept of diversity to stage 2 students by producing tasks that require students to conduct researches about diversity in their local community by comparing the figures of their own community in each category (ethnicity, religion) to that of other groups. Alternatively, teachers can teach students to understand diversity at a larger scale by asking them to compare local statistics with the state or with the whole nation (benchmark statistics are also available on the site). This type of activity can help students to develop their numeracy, representing data and analysis skills. They will also have an awareness of what the other community and religious groups are in their local community; and understand that this diversity has contributed to the diversity of the whole Australia.