If you live in Melbourne you'll know straightaway the significance of these results. Broadmeadows, Dandenong and Footscray are arguably the three most ethnically diverse, multicultural suburbs in Melbourne (Melton is an outlying satellite suburb).
For many years we've been told that it was the more traditional suburbs which were boring and that diversity would enrich them and make them more vibrant and interesting. As recently as August, Tony Calma ran this kind of line in defending multiculturalism:
Australia is one of the most diverse nations on earth ... The interaction between our cultures is producing new, exciting ways of life and relationships.
It seems that the very opposite is true. The more ethnically diverse a suburb is the more likely it is to be rated as boring.