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

In 2016, 24% of people in the City of Boroondara, 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 the City of Boroondara. 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, the City of Boroondara'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
City of Boroondara - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
China11,0636.63.56,6904.22.3+4,373
United Kingdom5,8493.53.66,1273.84.1-278
India4,0502.43.63,5242.22.7+526
Malaysia3,3332.01.12,9321.81.0+401
New Zealand2,6471.61.82,7621.71.7-115
Vietnam1,9761.21.81,4280.91.7+548
Hong Kong1,7631.10.51,5661.00.4+197
Greece1,6051.01.01,8211.11.2-216
Italy1,5290.91.41,7621.11.7-233
Sri Lanka1,2430.71.21,1200.71.1+123
United States of America1,0800.60.41,0760.70.4+4
South Africa1,0170.60.59790.60.5+38
Singapore9660.60.38670.50.3+99
Taiwan8150.50.27210.50.1+94
Indonesia7430.40.47280.50.4+15
South Korea6970.40.36830.40.2+14
Germany6710.40.57020.40.5-31
Iran6460.40.43970.20.2+249
Philippines5630.31.03910.20.8+172
Ireland4890.30.34890.30.30
Thailand4620.30.34520.30.2+10
Canada4040.20.23910.20.2+13
Japan3960.20.24170.30.2-21
France3760.20.12870.20.1+89
Poland3670.20.34470.30.4-80
Netherlands3140.20.33550.20.3-41
Colombia3070.20.11440.10.1+163
Egypt2630.20.32800.20.3-17
Saudi Arabia2510.20.1820.10.1+169
Pakistan2280.10.41440.10.2+84
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)2120.10.32440.20.4-32
Croatia1920.10.32140.10.4-22
Fiji1900.10.21640.10.2+26
Hungary1880.10.12300.10.1-42
Iraq1750.10.4200.00.3+155
Turkey1730.10.31300.10.4+43
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
City of Boroondara - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Total overseas born51,63530.933.844,95128.231.4+6,684
Non-English speaking backgrounds40,14924.027.033,12720.824.2+7,022
Main English speaking countries11,4866.96.811,8247.47.2-338
Australia107,41564.259.8107,74767.763.3-332
Not stated8,1834.96.46,4804.15.3+1,703

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 China, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% United Kingdom, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% India, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Malaysia, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Vietnam, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Hong Kong, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Greece, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Italy, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Sri Lanka, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% China, City of Boroondara: 6.6% United Kingdom, City of Boroondara: 3.5% India, City of Boroondara: 2.4% Malaysia, City of Boroondara: 2.0% New Zealand, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Vietnam, City of Boroondara: 1.2% Hong Kong, City of Boroondara: 1.1% Greece, City of Boroondara: 1.0% Italy, City of Boroondara: 0.9% Sri Lanka, City of Boroondara: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 China, City of Boroondara: +4,373 United Kingdom, City of Boroondara: -278 India, City of Boroondara: +526 Malaysia, City of Boroondara: +401 New Zealand, City of Boroondara: -115 Vietnam, City of Boroondara: +548 Hong Kong, City of Boroondara: +197 Greece, City of Boroondara: -216 Italy, City of Boroondara: -233 Sri Lanka, City of Boroondara: +123
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 the City of Boroondara in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 30.9% of the population was born overseas, and 24.0% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 33.8% and 27.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the City of Boroondara was China, where 6.6% of the population, or 11,063 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in the City of Boroondara and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in China (6.6% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (2.4% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 6,684 or 14.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 7,022 or 21.2%.

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

  • China (+4,373 persons)
  • Vietnam (+548 persons)
  • India (+526 persons)
  • Malaysia (+401 persons)

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