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In 2011, 11% of people in Cheltenham, 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 Cheltenham. 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, Cheltenham'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
Cheltenham - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
2156.47.32156.86.5+1
New Zealand
631.91.9561.81.8+7
Germany
361.10.8341.10.8+3
Greece
331.00.8361.10.9-3
United States of America
290.90.9200.60.8+9
India
260.80.7210.70.6+5
map this data in atlas.idSouth Africa220.71.1160.51.0+6
map this data in atlas.idChina210.61.080.30.6+13

Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Cheltenham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born71421.224.363620.222.2+78
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds36710.912.331410.011.4+54
Main English speaking countries
34710.312.032210.210.8+24
Australia
2,45572.970.82,32373.771.7+133
Not stated
2016.04.91926.16.2+9

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, City of Bayside: 7.3% New Zealand, City of Bayside: 1.9% Germany, City of Bayside: 0.8% Greece, City of Bayside: 0.8% United States of America, City of Bayside: 0.9% India, City of Bayside: 0.7% South Africa, City of Bayside: 1.1% China, City of Bayside: 1.0% United Kingdom, Cheltenham: 6.4% New Zealand, Cheltenham: 1.9% Germany, Cheltenham: 1.1% Greece, Cheltenham: 1.0% United States of America, Cheltenham: 0.9% India, Cheltenham: 0.8% South Africa, Cheltenham: 0.7% China, Cheltenham: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 United Kingdom, Cheltenham: +1 New Zealand, Cheltenham: +7 Germany, Cheltenham: +3 Greece, Cheltenham: -3 United States of America, Cheltenham: +9 India, Cheltenham: +5 South Africa, Cheltenham: +6 China, Cheltenham: +13
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 Cheltenham in 2011 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, as well as a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 21.2% of the population was born overseas, and 10.9% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 24.3% and 12.3% respectively for City of Bayside.

There were no major differences between Cheltenham and City of Bayside in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 78 or 12.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 53 or 16.9%.

There were no major differences in Cheltenham between 2006 and 2011.

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