City of BoroondaraCommunity profile
Skip to content

In 2011, 21% 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
City of Boroondara - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
China6,6904.22.34,1422.71.5+2,548
United Kingdom6,1273.84.16,0783.94.4+49
India3,5242.22.72,6211.71.4+903
Malaysia2,9321.81.02,5981.70.8+334
New Zealand2,7621.71.72,3301.51.5+432
Greece1,8211.11.22,0201.31.4-199
Italy1,7621.11.71,9381.32.0-176
Hong Kong1,5661.00.41,7501.10.5-184
Vietnam1,4280.91.71,0840.71.6+344
Sri Lanka1,1200.71.18670.60.8+253
United States of America1,0760.70.49640.60.3+112
South Africa9790.60.58830.60.5+96
Singapore8670.50.37720.50.3+95
Indonesia7280.50.47750.50.3-47
Taiwan7210.50.18170.50.1-96
Germany7020.40.57470.50.6-45
South Korea6830.40.25130.30.2+170
Ireland4890.30.34260.30.3+63
Thailand4520.30.24440.30.2+8
Poland4470.30.45110.30.4-64
Japan4170.30.24010.30.1+16
Iran3970.20.22010.10.1+196
Philippines3910.20.83220.20.7+69
Canada3910.20.23280.20.1+63
Netherlands3550.20.33310.20.4+24
France2870.20.12540.20.1+33
Egypt2800.20.32290.10.3+51
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)2440.20.42660.20.4-22
Hungary2300.10.12600.20.1-30
Croatia2140.10.42440.20.4-30
Mauritius1840.10.31210.10.2+63
Fiji1640.10.21630.10.2+1
Show me more!

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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Total overseas born44,95128.231.439,43725.528.6+5,514
Non-English speaking backgrounds33,12720.824.228,42818.421.6+4,699
Main English speaking countries11,8247.47.211,0097.17.0+815
Australia107,74767.763.3106,41068.964.5+1,337
Not stated6,4804.15.38,6105.66.9-2,130

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 China, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% United Kingdom, Greater Melbourne: 4.1% India, Greater Melbourne: 2.7% Malaysia, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Greece, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Italy, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Hong Kong, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Vietnam, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Sri Lanka, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% China, City of Boroondara: 4.2% United Kingdom, City of Boroondara: 3.8% India, City of Boroondara: 2.2% Malaysia, City of Boroondara: 1.8% New Zealand, City of Boroondara: 1.7% Greece, City of Boroondara: 1.1% Italy, City of Boroondara: 1.1% Hong Kong, City of Boroondara: 1.0% Vietnam, City of Boroondara: 0.9% Sri Lanka, City of Boroondara: 0.7%
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 China, City of Boroondara: +2,548 United Kingdom, City of Boroondara: +49 India, City of Boroondara: +903 Malaysia, City of Boroondara: +334 New Zealand, City of Boroondara: +432 Greece, City of Boroondara: -199 Italy, City of Boroondara: -176 Hong Kong, City of Boroondara: -184 Vietnam, City of Boroondara: +344 Sri Lanka, City of Boroondara: +253
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 the City of Boroondara in 2011 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, 28.2% of the population was born overseas, and 20.8% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 31.4% and 24.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the City of Boroondara was China, where 4.2% of the population, or 6,690 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in the City of Boroondara and Greater Melbourne was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in China (4.2% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 5,514 or 14.0%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 4,699 or 16.5%.

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

  • China (+2,548 persons)
  • India (+903 persons)
  • New Zealand (+432 persons)
  • Vietnam (+344 persons)

To continue building your demographic story go to...