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In 2011, 15% of people in Highett, 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 Highett. 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, Highett'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
Highett - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
4096.37.33405.66.5+69
Greece
1292.00.81462.40.9-17
New Zealand
1241.91.91161.91.8+8
India
901.40.7911.50.60
map this data in atlas.idChina550.81.0510.80.6+4
map this data in atlas.idSouth Africa510.81.1310.51.0+19
Germany
430.70.8400.70.8+2
Philippines
410.60.2230.40.1+17
Poland
390.60.6390.60.60
Russian Federation
380.60.4350.60.4+3
Ireland
370.60.5260.40.4+10
Italy
340.50.8450.70.8-10
Ukraine
320.50.4250.40.3+7
Sri Lanka
290.40.3250.40.3+4
Japan
250.40.4270.40.4-2
Malaysia
230.40.4130.20.4+10
Canada
230.40.3180.30.3+5
Croatia
220.30.2250.40.2-3
United States of America
210.30.9240.40.8-2
France
200.30.3190.30.20
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
200.30.2110.20.2+9
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Highett - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,66125.624.31,46524.022.2+196
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds99615.412.391014.911.4+86
Main English speaking countries
66510.312.05559.110.8+109
Australia
4,49069.270.84,22169.171.7+269
Not stated
3335.14.94216.96.2-88

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% Greece, City of Bayside: 0.8% New Zealand, City of Bayside: 1.9% India, City of Bayside: 0.7% China, City of Bayside: 1.0% South Africa, City of Bayside: 1.1% Germany, City of Bayside: 0.8% Philippines, City of Bayside: 0.2% Poland, City of Bayside: 0.6% Russian Federation, City of Bayside: 0.4% United Kingdom, Highett: 6.3% Greece, Highett: 2.0% New Zealand, Highett: 1.9% India, Highett: 1.4% China, Highett: 0.8% South Africa, Highett: 0.8% Germany, Highett: 0.7% Philippines, Highett: 0.6% Poland, Highett: 0.6% Russian Federation, Highett: 0.6%
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, Highett: +69 Greece, Highett: -17 New Zealand, Highett: +8 India, Highett: 0 China, Highett: +4 South Africa, Highett: +19 Germany, Highett: +2 Philippines, Highett: +17 Poland, Highett: 0 Russian Federation, Highett: +3
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 Highett in 2011 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas, as well as a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 25.6% of the population was born overseas, and 15.4% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 24.3% and 12.3% respectively for City of Bayside.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Highett and City of Bayside was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Greece (2.0% compared to 0.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 196 or 13.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 86 or 9.5%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+69 persons)

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