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Highett Activity Centre

Birthplace

In 2011, 19% of people in Highett Activity Centre, 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 Activity Centre. 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 Activity Centre'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 Activity Centre - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
1506.07.31315.76.5+18
Greece
662.70.8662.90.90
India
612.40.7462.00.6+14
New Zealand
562.21.9492.11.8+7
map this data in atlas.idChina331.31.0190.90.6+13
Germany
220.90.8150.70.8+8
Poland
200.80.6130.60.6+7

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

Birthplace - Summary
Highett Activity Centre - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born74629.824.365328.322.2+92
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds47919.112.343118.711.4+48
Main English speaking countries
26710.712.02229.610.8+45
Australia
1,62665.070.81,47564.071.7+151
Not stated
1295.24.91777.76.2-48

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% India, City of Bayside: 0.7% New Zealand, City of Bayside: 1.9% China, City of Bayside: 1.0% Germany, City of Bayside: 0.8% Poland, City of Bayside: 0.6% United Kingdom, Highett Activity Centre: 6.0% Greece, Highett Activity Centre: 2.7% India, Highett Activity Centre: 2.4% New Zealand, Highett Activity Centre: 2.2% China, Highett Activity Centre: 1.3% Germany, Highett Activity Centre: 0.9% Poland, Highett Activity Centre: 0.8%
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, Highett Activity Centre: +18 Greece, Highett Activity Centre: 0 India, Highett Activity Centre: +14 New Zealand, Highett Activity Centre: +7 China, Highett Activity Centre: +13 Germany, Highett Activity Centre: +8 Poland, Highett Activity Centre: +7
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 Activity Centre 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, 29.8% of the population was born overseas, and 19.1% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 24.3% and 12.3% respectively for City of Bayside.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Highett Activity Centre and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Greece (2.7% compared to 0.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (2.4% compared to 0.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (6.0% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 93 or 14.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 48 or 11.1%.

There were no major differences in Highett Activity Centre between 2006 and 2011.

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