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In 2011, 23% of people in Hawthorn, 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 Hawthorn. 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, Hawthorn'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
Hawthorn - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
India9684.52.28124.01.7+156
United Kingdom8013.73.87883.93.9+13
China7273.44.24862.42.7+241
New Zealand4272.01.73491.71.5+79
Malaysia3481.61.83381.71.7+9
Vietnam2481.20.91490.70.7+99
Indonesia1940.90.52191.10.5-25
Sri Lanka1800.80.71310.60.6+49
Greece1690.81.11910.91.3-22
Thailand1600.70.31750.90.3-15
Hong Kong1540.71.02001.01.1-45
Italy1430.71.11520.81.3-9
United States of America1420.70.71560.80.6-15
South Africa1210.60.6850.40.6+36
Ireland1110.50.3460.20.3+65
Singapore1040.50.5960.50.5+8
South Korea960.40.4530.30.3+43
Japan900.40.3750.40.3+15
Germany880.40.4930.50.5-5
Iran840.40.2210.10.1+64
Saudi Arabia690.30.130.00.0+66
Canada670.30.2590.30.2+8
Colombia650.30.1180.10.0+47
Bangladesh630.30.1120.10.0+51
Taiwan530.20.5730.40.5-20
Papua New Guinea510.20.1250.10.1+26
Philippines500.20.2350.20.2+15
Netherlands450.20.2420.20.2+3
France450.20.2340.20.2+11
Pakistan390.20.1260.10.1+13
Mauritius310.10.1230.10.1+8
Croatia290.10.1130.10.2+16
Egypt280.10.2140.10.1+14
Kenya270.10.190.00.0+18
Poland230.10.3450.20.3-23
Sweden230.10.1190.10.0+4
Switzerland230.10.1160.10.1+7
Russian Federation220.10.190.00.1+13
Chile220.10.160.00.1+16
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Hawthorn - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Total overseas born6,63930.928.25,58127.725.5+1,059
Non-English speaking backgrounds4,97123.120.84,09820.318.4+873
Main English speaking countries1,6687.87.41,4837.47.1+186
Australia13,59763.367.713,09565.068.9+502
Not stated1,2545.84.11,4777.35.6-224

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 India, City of Boroondara: 2.2% 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% Vietnam, City of Boroondara: 0.9% Indonesia, City of Boroondara: 0.5% Sri Lanka, City of Boroondara: 0.7% Greece, City of Boroondara: 1.1% Thailand, City of Boroondara: 0.3% India, Hawthorn: 4.5% United Kingdom, Hawthorn: 3.7% China, Hawthorn: 3.4% New Zealand, Hawthorn: 2.0% Malaysia, Hawthorn: 1.6% Vietnam, Hawthorn: 1.2% Indonesia, Hawthorn: 0.9% Sri Lanka, Hawthorn: 0.8% Greece, Hawthorn: 0.8% Thailand, Hawthorn: 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 India, Hawthorn: +156 United Kingdom, Hawthorn: +13 China, Hawthorn: +241 New Zealand, Hawthorn: +79 Malaysia, Hawthorn: +9 Vietnam, Hawthorn: +99 Indonesia, Hawthorn: -25 Sri Lanka, Hawthorn: +49 Greece, Hawthorn: -22 Thailand, Hawthorn: -15
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 Hawthorn 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, 30.9% of the population was born overseas, and 23.1% 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 Hawthorn was India, where 4.5% of the population, or 968 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Hawthorn and the City of Boroondara was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in India (4.5% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,058 or 19.0%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 873 or 21.3%.

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

  • China (+241 persons)
  • India (+156 persons)
  • Vietnam (+99 persons)
  • New Zealand (+79 persons)

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