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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In 2016, 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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual birthplace groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom2,0316.23.21,9516.63.5+80
map this data in atlas.idNew Zealand5101.61.04531.51.0+57
map this data in atlas.idNetherlands2610.80.52530.90.6+8
map this data in atlas.idItaly2320.70.52520.90.6-20
Germany
1940.60.41710.60.5+23
India
1280.40.6860.30.4+42
Ireland
870.30.21030.30.2-16
Philippines
830.30.4830.30.30
United States of America
780.20.2560.20.2+22
China
730.20.3280.10.2+45
Greece
710.20.1600.20.1+11
South Africa
710.20.2660.20.2+5
Malta
680.20.1670.20.1+1
Thailand
590.20.1390.10.1+20
Sri Lanka
420.10.1330.10.1+9
Canada
410.10.1370.10.1+4
Vietnam
370.10.1170.10.1+20
Malaysia
350.10.2170.10.1+18
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,75114.511.04,41714.910.6+334
Non-English speaking backgrounds
1,9335.96.11,7515.95.5+182
Main English speaking countries
2,8188.64.92,6669.05.1+152
Australia
25,15576.680.723,46379.284.3+1,692
Not stated
2,9178.98.31,7375.95.0+1,180

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Birthplace, 2016
Birthplace, 2016 United Kingdom, Regional VIC: 3.2% New Zealand, Regional VIC: 1.0% Netherlands, Regional VIC: 0.5% Italy, Regional VIC: 0.5% Germany, Regional VIC: 0.4% India, Regional VIC: 0.6% Ireland, Regional VIC: 0.2% Philippines, Regional VIC: 0.4% United States of America, Regional VIC: 0.2% China, Regional VIC: 0.3% United Kingdom, Bass Coast Shire: 6.2% New Zealand, Bass Coast Shire: 1.6% Netherlands, Bass Coast Shire: 0.8% Italy, Bass Coast Shire: 0.7% Germany, Bass Coast Shire: 0.6% India, Bass Coast Shire: 0.4% Ireland, Bass Coast Shire: 0.3% Philippines, Bass Coast Shire: 0.3% United States of America, Bass Coast Shire: 0.2% China, Bass Coast Shire: 0.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 United Kingdom, Bass Coast Shire: +80 New Zealand, Bass Coast Shire: +57 Netherlands, Bass Coast Shire: +8 Italy, Bass Coast Shire: -20 Germany, Bass Coast Shire: +23 India, Bass Coast Shire: +42 Ireland, Bass Coast Shire: -16 Philippines, Bass Coast Shire: 0 United States of America, Bass Coast Shire: +22 China, Bass Coast Shire: +45
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 14.5% of the population was born overseas, and 5.9% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 11.0% and 6.1% 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 (6.2% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 334 or 7.6%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 182 or 10.4%.

The largest changes in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were for those born in:

  • United Kingdom (+80 persons)
  • New Zealand (+57 persons)

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