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In 2011, 28% of people in Balwyn North, 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 Balwyn North. 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, Balwyn North'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
Balwyn North - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
China1,4267.24.29855.02.7+442
Malaysia6263.11.85712.91.7+55
United Kingdom5652.83.85933.03.9-28
Greece4582.31.14522.31.3+6
Hong Kong3721.91.04502.31.1-78
Italy3251.61.13661.81.3-41
India3171.62.22351.21.7+82
New Zealand2871.41.73271.61.5-40
Vietnam2681.30.92241.10.7+44
Singapore1740.90.51820.90.5-8
Taiwan1550.80.51800.90.5-25
Sri Lanka1500.80.71470.70.6+3
South Africa1170.60.61180.60.6-1
United States of America1100.60.7910.50.6+19
South Korea1060.50.4750.40.3+31
Iran780.40.2670.30.1+11
Indonesia760.40.5810.40.5-5
Germany720.40.4760.40.5-4
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)590.30.2480.20.2+11
Poland530.30.3720.40.3-19
Japan530.30.3630.30.3-10
Egypt480.20.2340.20.1+14
Hungary470.20.1340.20.2+13
Fiji450.20.1390.20.1+6
Cyprus440.20.1600.30.1-16
Canada400.20.2500.30.2-10
Ireland380.20.3420.20.3-4
Turkey380.20.1370.20.1+1
Netherlands370.20.2440.20.2-7
Pakistan280.10.1210.10.1+7
Switzerland270.10.180.00.1+19
Philippines270.10.2300.10.2-3
Lebanon260.10.1420.20.1-16
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia260.10.1300.10.1-4
France260.10.2350.20.2-9
East Timor250.10.0140.10.0+11
Croatia250.10.1270.10.2-2
Mauritius230.10.1160.10.1+7
Thailand220.10.3170.10.3+5
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Balwyn North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Total overseas born6,80234.128.26,38432.225.5+418
Non-English speaking backgrounds5,64528.320.85,16426.118.4+481
Main English speaking countries1,1575.87.41,2206.27.1-64
Australia12,50462.767.712,54063.368.9-36
Not stated6423.24.18944.55.6-252

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, City of Boroondara: 4.2% Malaysia, City of Boroondara: 1.8% United Kingdom, City of Boroondara: 3.8% Greece, City of Boroondara: 1.1% Hong Kong, City of Boroondara: 1.0% Italy, City of Boroondara: 1.1% India, City of Boroondara: 2.2% New Zealand, City of Boroondara: 1.7% Vietnam, City of Boroondara: 0.9% Singapore, City of Boroondara: 0.5% China, Balwyn North: 7.2% Malaysia, Balwyn North: 3.1% United Kingdom, Balwyn North: 2.8% Greece, Balwyn North: 2.3% Hong Kong, Balwyn North: 1.9% Italy, Balwyn North: 1.6% India, Balwyn North: 1.6% New Zealand, Balwyn North: 1.4% Vietnam, Balwyn North: 1.3% Singapore, Balwyn North: 0.9%
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, Balwyn North: +442 Malaysia, Balwyn North: +55 United Kingdom, Balwyn North: -28 Greece, Balwyn North: +6 Hong Kong, Balwyn North: -78 Italy, Balwyn North: -41 India, Balwyn North: +82 New Zealand, Balwyn North: -40 Vietnam, Balwyn North: +44 Singapore, Balwyn North: -8
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 Balwyn North in 2011 compared to the City of Boroondara 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, 34.1% of the population was born overseas, and 28.3% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 28.2% and 20.8% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Balwyn North was China, where 7.2% of the population, or 1,426 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Balwyn North and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in China (7.2% compared to 4.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malaysia (3.1% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Greece (2.3% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (2.8% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 418 or 6.5%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 481 or 9.3%.

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

  • China (+442 persons)
  • India (+82 persons)
  • Hong Kong (-78 persons)
  • Malaysia (+55 persons)

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