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In 2016, 18% of people in Ashburton, 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 Ashburton. 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, Ashburton'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
Ashburton - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
China3975.26.62283.04.2+170
United Kingdom2553.33.52823.73.8-27
India1702.22.41822.42.2-12
New Zealand1201.61.61141.51.7+6
Malaysia971.32.0821.11.8+14
Vietnam821.11.2771.00.9+5
Sri Lanka640.80.7720.90.7-8
Greece610.81.0781.01.1-17
Hong Kong500.71.1560.71.0-6
United States of America500.70.6460.60.7+4
Germany400.50.4310.40.4+8
South Africa320.40.6480.60.6-17
Italy310.40.9400.51.1-9
South Korea230.30.4200.30.4+3
Singapore230.30.6250.30.5-1
Israel230.30.1180.20.1+4
Iran210.30.4190.30.2+2
Poland210.30.2190.30.3+2
Japan200.30.2180.20.3+3
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Ashburton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Total overseas born1,87624.430.91,88924.728.2-13
Non-English speaking backgrounds1,39818.224.01,37017.920.8+28
Main English speaking countries4776.26.95196.87.4-41
Australia5,48071.364.25,53272.267.7-52
Not stated3314.34.92373.14.1+94

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, City of Boroondara: 6.6% United Kingdom, City of Boroondara: 3.5% India, City of Boroondara: 2.4% New Zealand, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Malaysia, City of Boroondara: 2.0% Vietnam, City of Boroondara: 1.2% Sri Lanka, City of Boroondara: 0.7% Greece, City of Boroondara: 1.0% United States of America, City of Boroondara: 0.6% Hong Kong, City of Boroondara: 1.1% China, Ashburton: 5.2% United Kingdom, Ashburton: 3.3% India, Ashburton: 2.2% New Zealand, Ashburton: 1.6% Malaysia, Ashburton: 1.3% Vietnam, Ashburton: 1.1% Sri Lanka, Ashburton: 0.8% Greece, Ashburton: 0.8% United States of America, Ashburton: 0.7% Hong Kong, Ashburton: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 China, Ashburton: +170 United Kingdom, Ashburton: -27 India, Ashburton: -12 New Zealand, Ashburton: +6 Malaysia, Ashburton: +14 Vietnam, Ashburton: +5 Sri Lanka, Ashburton: -8 Greece, Ashburton: -17 United States of America, Ashburton: +4 Hong Kong, Ashburton: -6
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 Ashburton in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara 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, 24.4% of the population was born overseas, and 18.2% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 30.9% and 24.0% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Ashburton was China, where 5.2% of the population, or 397 people, were born.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (5.2% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 13 or 0.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 28 or 2.0%.

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

  • China (+170 persons)

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