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In 2016, 32% 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.

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
Balwyn North - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
China2,29511.76.61,4267.24.2+869
Malaysia7203.72.06253.11.8+95
United Kingdom4832.53.55642.83.8-81
Hong Kong4212.11.13711.91.0+50
India3962.02.43161.62.2+79
Greece3781.91.04572.31.1-80
Vietnam3211.61.22681.30.9+53
Italy3041.50.93241.61.1-20
New Zealand2421.21.62861.41.7-44
Sri Lanka1911.00.71490.80.7+42
Taiwan1480.80.51540.80.5-6
Singapore1470.70.61740.90.5-27
Iran1110.60.4780.40.2+34
Indonesia1030.50.4760.40.5+28
South Africa960.50.61170.60.6-21
South Korea930.50.41050.50.4-12
United States of America840.40.61090.60.7-26
Pakistan520.30.1280.10.1+24
Philippines490.20.3270.10.2+22
Germany470.20.4720.40.4-25
Egypt430.20.2480.20.2-5
Ireland350.20.3380.20.3-3
Japan320.20.2530.30.3-21
Cyprus320.20.1440.20.1-12
Turkey300.20.1380.20.1-8
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia280.10.1260.10.1+2
Canada270.10.2400.20.2-13
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)260.10.1590.30.2-33
Netherlands250.10.2370.20.2-12
Lebanon230.10.1260.10.1-3
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Total overseas born7,26236.930.96,80134.128.2+460
Non-English speaking backgrounds6,29331.924.05,64528.320.8+648
Main English speaking countries9684.96.91,1565.87.4-188
Australia11,65459.264.212,50462.767.7-850
Not stated7824.04.96413.24.1+141

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% Malaysia, City of Boroondara: 2.0% United Kingdom, City of Boroondara: 3.5% Hong Kong, City of Boroondara: 1.1% India, City of Boroondara: 2.4% Greece, City of Boroondara: 1.0% Vietnam, City of Boroondara: 1.2% Italy, City of Boroondara: 0.9% New Zealand, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Sri Lanka, City of Boroondara: 0.7% China, Balwyn North: 11.7% Malaysia, Balwyn North: 3.7% United Kingdom, Balwyn North: 2.5% Hong Kong, Balwyn North: 2.1% India, Balwyn North: 2.0% Greece, Balwyn North: 1.9% Vietnam, Balwyn North: 1.6% Italy, Balwyn North: 1.5% New Zealand, Balwyn North: 1.2% Sri Lanka, Balwyn North: 1.0%
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, Balwyn North: +869 Malaysia, Balwyn North: +95 United Kingdom, Balwyn North: -81 Hong Kong, Balwyn North: +50 India, Balwyn North: +79 Greece, Balwyn North: -80 Vietnam, Balwyn North: +53 Italy, Balwyn North: -20 New Zealand, Balwyn North: -44 Sri Lanka, Balwyn North: +42
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 Balwyn North in 2016 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, 36.9% of the population was born overseas, and 31.9% 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 Balwyn North was China, where 11.7% of the population, or 2,295 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 (11.7% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malaysia (3.7% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Hong Kong (2.1% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (2.5% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 461 or 6.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 648 or 11.5%.

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

  • China (+869 persons)
  • Malaysia (+95 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-81 persons)
  • Greece (-80 persons)

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