THE City of Belmont's ancestry includes people from the UK, New Zealand and Ireland.
But the majority of people living there now who who were born overseas are from India, China and Philippines.
According to the Federal Department of Immigration and Citizenship between 2002 and 2012, there were a total of 5068 overseas settlers arriving in the Belmont area.
Of this, 64 per cent arrived as skilled migrants; 25 per cent family sponsored migrants and 10.5 per cent as humanitarian entrants.
Of all settlers arriving in Belmont on skilled migration visas, 27.6 per cent were from South East Asia, the Philippines or Indonesia; 25.3 per cent were from Southern Asia, Afghanistan or India; 16.1 per cent were from North East Asia, China and Korea and 13.5 per cent from Southern and East Africa and South Africa.
Of all humanitarian entrants settling in Belmont, 54.5 per cent were from Africa, followed by 27.6 per cent from Southern Asia.
Multiculturalism is about fairness and inclusion. It enhances respect and support for cultural, religious and linguistic diversity. It is about shared experiences and the make-up of our neighbourhoods and acknowledges the benefits and potential that diversity brings.
Source: City of Belmont statement