Where’s the party this World Cup?
Every four years the World Cup brings the whole world to a halt. In bars and cafes across Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia, people will gather to cheer on their teams.
So if you’re looking to join your tribe and share your happiness this World Cup, where do you want to be? Access our interactive map to find your tribe.
In a multicultural Australia, loyalties can be complex, so we dived into the .id database to find out where the largest foreign-born populations were, for each of the world cup qualifiers. Our interactive map will help you find your colours.
If you’re backing Italy or Greece, not surprisingly you’ll most likely to find a friendly pub in Victoria. Fifty percent of Greek born Australians call Victoria home, you’ll easily track them down in the cities of Darebin, Monash, Whittlesea and Moreland. In addition, 41 percent of Italians reside in Victoria, most notably in the cities of Moreland, Darebin and Whittlesea. Considering an Italy vs Greece matchup in the 2nd round is a distinct possibility, High Street will definitely be the place to be to witness the battle for Melbourne’s north!
It seems that South Americans like the Harbour City. The bulk of Australians born in the nations of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Uruguay all live in NSW. Argentinians, Chileans and Uruguayans should head to Sydney’s south western suburbs (the cities of Campbelltown, Fairfield & Liverpool), while Brazilians, Colombians and Ecuadorians can find a samba party beachside in the city of Waverley or in Botany Bay council area.
If you’re following Japan, you might look to get yourself to Queensland, where 29 percent of Australia’s Blue Samurai fans can be found. In particular the Cities of Gold Coast, Brisbane or Cairns have Australia’s three largest Japanese populations (3,682, 3,157, and 1,538 respectively).
If you’re supporting the English, it looks like Western Australia is the place to be. The Old Dart is well represented in WA; 21 percent of British-born Australians call our western shores home, that’s 8.5 percent of Western Australia’s total population! The Cities of Joondalup, Rockingham and Wanneroo have the highest proportion of Englishman in all of Australia, so you should have no problem finding yourself a lukewarm beer out west.
While the current German born population in South Australia isn’t overly large (11,390), if you look into SA’s ancestry numbers their true Germanic roots shine through. The population of the council areas of Barossa, Loxton Waikerie and Mid Murray all possess above 15 percent German ancestry and 100 percent chance of you being able to drink beer from a stein.
And what about Tassie? Based on the data, there is no single foreign country that Tasmania can claim as their own… but that’s only because they possess Australia’s highest percentage of locally born residents (83 percent)! Anyone looking to avoid any gloating Chileans, Spaniards or Dutchmen may want to head south and drink a Boag’s in peace.
Whoever you’re following this world cup, we hope this gives you a feel for where you might find a party to celebrate with.
Or at least a shoulder to cry on.