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In 2011, 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Ashburton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom2823.73.82934.13.9-11
China2283.04.21462.02.7+83
India1822.42.21061.51.7+77
New Zealand1141.51.71011.41.5+14
Malaysia831.11.8570.81.7+26
Greece781.01.1991.41.3-20
Vietnam771.00.9530.70.7+25
Sri Lanka720.90.7450.60.6+27
Hong Kong570.71.0580.81.1-2
South Africa490.60.6330.50.6+16
United States of America460.60.7210.30.6+25
Italy400.51.1470.71.3-7
Germany320.40.4440.60.5-12
Singapore250.30.5200.30.5+5
Netherlands230.30.270.10.2+16
Indonesia230.30.530.00.5+20
Poland200.30.3160.20.3+3
South Korea200.30.4160.20.3+5
Mauritius200.30.1240.30.1-3
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Total overseas born1,89024.728.21,63122.825.5+259
Non-English speaking backgrounds1,37017.920.81,16916.318.4+202
Main English speaking countries5196.87.44626.57.1+57
Australia5,53272.267.75,22873.068.9+304
Not stated2373.14.13044.25.6-66

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 Boroondara: 3.8% China, City of Boroondara: 4.2% India, City of Boroondara: 2.2% New Zealand, City of Boroondara: 1.7% Malaysia, City of Boroondara: 1.8% Greece, City of Boroondara: 1.1% Vietnam, City of Boroondara: 0.9% Sri Lanka, City of Boroondara: 0.7% Hong Kong, City of Boroondara: 1.0% South Africa, City of Boroondara: 0.6% United Kingdom, Ashburton: 3.7% China, Ashburton: 3.0% India, Ashburton: 2.4% New Zealand, Ashburton: 1.5% Malaysia, Ashburton: 1.1% Greece, Ashburton: 1.0% Vietnam, Ashburton: 1.0% Sri Lanka, Ashburton: 0.9% Hong Kong, Ashburton: 0.7% South Africa, Ashburton: 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, Ashburton: -11 China, Ashburton: +83 India, Ashburton: +77 New Zealand, Ashburton: +14 Malaysia, Ashburton: +26 Greece, Ashburton: -20 Vietnam, Ashburton: +25 Sri Lanka, Ashburton: +27 Hong Kong, Ashburton: -2 South Africa, Ashburton: +16
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in Ashburton in 2011 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, 24.7% of the population was born overseas, and 17.9% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 28.2% and 20.8% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

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 (3.0% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 259 or 15.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 201 or 17.2%.

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

  • China (+83 persons)
  • India (+77 persons)

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