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In 2011, 14% of people in Glen Iris, 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 Glen Iris. 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, Glen Iris'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
Glen Iris - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom6344.23.86454.43.9-11
China3562.34.21461.02.7+210
New Zealand2421.61.72081.41.5+34
Malaysia2031.31.81641.11.7+39
Greece1601.11.11761.21.3-16
India1591.02.21290.91.7+30
United States of America1160.80.7930.60.6+23
South Africa1110.70.6930.60.6+18
Sri Lanka1050.70.7860.60.6+19
Italy950.61.11290.91.3-34
Vietnam920.60.9580.40.7+34
Hong Kong740.51.0880.61.1-14
Germany740.50.4730.50.5+1
Singapore620.40.5440.30.5+18
South Korea500.30.4450.30.3+5
Canada450.30.2260.20.2+20
Poland410.30.3580.40.3-17
Indonesia380.30.5210.10.5+17
Ireland320.20.3280.20.3+4
Netherlands320.20.2280.20.2+3
France320.20.2240.20.2+7
Japan310.20.3300.20.3+1
Hungary300.20.1300.20.20
Taiwan280.20.5170.10.5+11
Croatia270.20.1200.10.2+7
Iran260.20.2140.10.1+12
Egypt250.20.2240.20.1+1
Thailand230.10.3190.10.3+3
Zimbabwe200.10.170.00.1+13
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Glen Iris - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Total overseas born3,33421.928.22,92620.025.5+408
Non-English speaking backgrounds2,15514.220.81,83512.518.4+321
Main English speaking countries1,1797.77.41,0917.57.1+87
Australia11,36574.767.711,03175.568.9+334
Not stated5183.44.16634.55.6-145

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% Malaysia, City of Boroondara: 1.8% Greece, City of Boroondara: 1.1% India, City of Boroondara: 2.2% United States of America, City of Boroondara: 0.7% South Africa, City of Boroondara: 0.6% Sri Lanka, City of Boroondara: 0.7% Italy, City of Boroondara: 1.1% United Kingdom, Glen Iris: 4.2% China, Glen Iris: 2.3% New Zealand, Glen Iris: 1.6% Malaysia, Glen Iris: 1.3% Greece, Glen Iris: 1.1% India, Glen Iris: 1.0% United States of America, Glen Iris: 0.8% South Africa, Glen Iris: 0.7% Sri Lanka, Glen Iris: 0.7% Italy, Glen Iris: 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, Glen Iris: -11 China, Glen Iris: +210 New Zealand, Glen Iris: +34 Malaysia, Glen Iris: +39 Greece, Glen Iris: -16 India, Glen Iris: +30 United States of America, Glen Iris: +23 South Africa, Glen Iris: +18 Sri Lanka, Glen Iris: +19 Italy, Glen Iris: -34
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 Glen Iris 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, 21.9% of the population was born overseas, and 14.2% 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 Glen Iris was China, where 2.3% of the population, or 356 people, were born.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (2.3% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (1.0% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 408 or 13.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 320 or 17.4%.

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

  • China (+210 persons)

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