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In 2011, 6% of people in Bass Coast Shire, came from countries where English was not their first language.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born and is indicative of the level of cultural diversity in Bass Coast Shire. The mix of Country of Birth groups is also indicative of historical settlement patterns, as source countries for Australia's immigration program have varied significantly over time.

To get a more complete picture of cultural and ethnic characteristics, Bass Coast Shire's Country of Birth data should be viewed together with Ancestry, Language Spoken at Home and Religion.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Bass Coast Shire - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom1,9516.63.51,8917.13.5+60
map this data in atlas.idNew Zealand4531.51.02961.10.9+157
map this data in atlas.idNetherlands2530.90.62380.90.6+15
map this data in atlas.idItaly2520.90.62601.00.7-8
Germany
1710.60.51720.60.5-1
Ireland
1030.30.2890.30.1+14
India
860.30.4450.20.2+41
Philippines
830.30.3440.20.2+39
Malta
670.20.1570.20.1+10
South Africa
660.20.2320.10.2+34
Greece
600.20.1560.20.1+4
United States of America
560.20.2430.20.2+13
Thailand
390.10.1180.10.0+21
Poland
390.10.1250.10.1+14
Canada
370.10.1220.10.1+15
France
350.10.0180.10.0+17
Sri Lanka
330.10.1280.10.1+5
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
320.10.1340.10.2-2
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Bass Coast Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,41714.910.63,75314.110.1+664
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,7515.95.51,3805.25.2+371
Main English speaking countries
2,6669.05.12,3738.94.9+293
Australia
23,46379.284.320,51077.384.3+2,953
Not stated
1,7375.95.02,2788.65.6-541

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Birthplace, 2011
Birthplace, 2011 United Kingdom, Regional VIC: 3.5% New Zealand, Regional VIC: 1.0% Netherlands, Regional VIC: 0.6% Italy, Regional VIC: 0.6% Germany, Regional VIC: 0.5% Ireland, Regional VIC: 0.2% India, Regional VIC: 0.4% Philippines, Regional VIC: 0.3% Malta, Regional VIC: 0.1% South Africa, Regional VIC: 0.2% United Kingdom, Bass Coast Shire: 6.6% New Zealand, Bass Coast Shire: 1.5% Netherlands, Bass Coast Shire: 0.9% Italy, Bass Coast Shire: 0.9% Germany, Bass Coast Shire: 0.6% Ireland, Bass Coast Shire: 0.3% India, Bass Coast Shire: 0.3% Philippines, Bass Coast Shire: 0.3% Malta, Bass Coast Shire: 0.2% South Africa, Bass Coast Shire: 0.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 United Kingdom, Bass Coast Shire: +60 New Zealand, Bass Coast Shire: +157 Netherlands, Bass Coast Shire: +15 Italy, Bass Coast Shire: -8 Germany, Bass Coast Shire: -1 Ireland, Bass Coast Shire: +14 India, Bass Coast Shire: +41 Philippines, Bass Coast Shire: +39 Malta, Bass Coast Shire: +10 South Africa, Bass Coast Shire: +34
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in Bass Coast Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas, and a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 14.9% of the population was born overseas, and 5.9% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 10.6% and 5.5% respectively for Regional VIC.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Bass Coast Shire and Regional VIC was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (6.6% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 664 or 17.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 371 or 26.9%.

The largest changes in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were for those born in:

  • New Zealand (+157 persons)
  • United Kingdom (+60 persons)

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