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In 2011, 17% of people in Camberwell, 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 Camberwell. 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, Camberwell'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
Camberwell - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom1,0404.93.89184.53.9+121
China5392.54.22811.42.7+259
New Zealand4422.11.73741.81.5+68
India3601.72.22561.31.7+103
Malaysia3221.51.82791.41.7+43
Italy2471.21.12621.31.3-15
Greece1800.91.12081.01.3-28
United States of America1650.80.71390.70.6+26
South Africa1570.70.61260.60.6+31
Sri Lanka1540.70.71150.60.6+39
Vietnam1440.70.91070.50.7+37
Germany1170.60.41050.50.5+13
Singapore1090.50.5900.40.5+19
Hong Kong1010.51.01320.61.1-31
Indonesia910.40.5940.50.5-4
Ireland910.40.3720.40.3+18
South Korea830.40.4490.20.3+34
Canada730.30.2460.20.2+27
Taiwan640.30.5920.50.5-28
France630.30.2510.20.2+13
Philippines570.30.2390.20.2+18
Poland500.20.3810.40.3-31
Thailand440.20.3360.20.3+8
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)410.20.2300.10.2+11
Netherlands380.20.2380.20.20
Hungary370.20.1390.20.2-2
Japan360.20.3320.20.3+4
Egypt300.10.2260.10.1+4
Croatia270.10.1380.20.2-11
Russian Federation260.10.1290.10.1-3
Iran250.10.2190.10.1+6
Mauritius230.10.180.00.1+15
Lebanon230.10.1290.10.1-6
Austria220.10.1460.20.1-24
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Camberwell - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Total overseas born5,48425.928.24,69823.025.5+786
Non-English speaking backgrounds3,51716.620.83,02314.818.4+495
Main English speaking countries1,9679.37.41,6758.27.1+291
Australia15,07171.267.714,70072.168.9+371
Not stated6162.94.19844.85.6-368

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% New Zealand, City of Boroondara: 1.7% India, City of Boroondara: 2.2% Malaysia, City of Boroondara: 1.8% Italy, City of Boroondara: 1.1% Greece, City of Boroondara: 1.1% United States of America, City of Boroondara: 0.7% South Africa, City of Boroondara: 0.6% Sri Lanka, City of Boroondara: 0.7% United Kingdom, Camberwell: 4.9% China, Camberwell: 2.5% New Zealand, Camberwell: 2.1% India, Camberwell: 1.7% Malaysia, Camberwell: 1.5% Italy, Camberwell: 1.2% Greece, Camberwell: 0.9% United States of America, Camberwell: 0.8% South Africa, Camberwell: 0.7% Sri Lanka, Camberwell: 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 United Kingdom, Camberwell: +121 China, Camberwell: +259 New Zealand, Camberwell: +68 India, Camberwell: +103 Malaysia, Camberwell: +43 Italy, Camberwell: -15 Greece, Camberwell: -28 United States of America, Camberwell: +26 South Africa, Camberwell: +31 Sri Lanka, Camberwell: +39
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 Camberwell 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, 25.9% of the population was born overseas, and 16.6% 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 Camberwell was China, where 2.5% of the population, or 539 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (4.9% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (2.5% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 786 or 16.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 494 or 16.3%.

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

  • China (+259 persons)
  • United Kingdom (+121 persons)
  • India (+103 persons)
  • New Zealand (+68 persons)

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