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In 2016, 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.

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
Hawthorn - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
India1,0704.62.49684.52.2+103
China9634.26.67273.44.2+236
United Kingdom8383.63.58013.73.8+38
Malaysia4421.92.03471.61.8+95
New Zealand4331.91.64272.01.7+6
Vietnam3821.71.22471.20.9+135
Sri Lanka1950.80.71790.80.7+16
United States of America1840.80.61410.70.7+43
Hong Kong1840.81.11540.71.0+31
Indonesia1600.70.41930.90.5-33
Saudi Arabia1380.60.2680.30.1+69
Singapore1350.60.61030.50.5+32
Italy1320.60.91420.71.1-10
Greece1260.51.01680.81.1-43
South Africa1180.50.61210.60.6-2
Iran1130.50.4840.40.2+29
South Korea1120.50.4960.40.4+16
Thailand1110.50.31600.70.3-48
Iraq1000.40.130.00.0+97
Germany910.40.4870.40.4+4
Philippines850.40.3500.20.2+35
Bangladesh710.30.1620.30.1+9
Colombia710.30.2650.30.1+7
Canada590.30.2660.30.2-7
Ireland580.30.31100.50.3-53
Taiwan530.20.5530.20.5+1
Japan490.20.2890.40.3-40
Pakistan470.20.1390.20.1+8
France430.20.2440.20.2-1
Oman290.10.0100.00.0+19
Brazil290.10.1160.10.1+12
Poland260.10.2220.10.3+4
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Total overseas born7,08130.630.96,63930.928.2+443
Non-English speaking backgrounds5,38823.324.04,97023.120.8+418
Main English speaking countries1,6937.36.91,6687.87.4+25
Australia14,39062.364.213,59663.367.7+794
Not stated1,6367.14.91,2535.84.1+383

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 India, City of Boroondara: 2.4% China, City of Boroondara: 6.6% United Kingdom, City of Boroondara: 3.5% Malaysia, City of Boroondara: 2.0% New Zealand, City of Boroondara: 1.6% Vietnam, City of Boroondara: 1.2% Sri Lanka, City of Boroondara: 0.7% United States of America, City of Boroondara: 0.6% Hong Kong, City of Boroondara: 1.1% Indonesia, City of Boroondara: 0.4% India, Hawthorn: 4.6% China, Hawthorn: 4.2% United Kingdom, Hawthorn: 3.6% Malaysia, Hawthorn: 1.9% New Zealand, Hawthorn: 1.9% Vietnam, Hawthorn: 1.7% Sri Lanka, Hawthorn: 0.8% United States of America, Hawthorn: 0.8% Hong Kong, Hawthorn: 0.8% Indonesia, Hawthorn: 0.7%
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 India, Hawthorn: +103 China, Hawthorn: +236 United Kingdom, Hawthorn: +38 Malaysia, Hawthorn: +95 New Zealand, Hawthorn: +6 Vietnam, Hawthorn: +135 Sri Lanka, Hawthorn: +16 United States of America, Hawthorn: +43 Hong Kong, Hawthorn: +31 Indonesia, Hawthorn: -33
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 Hawthorn in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a similar proportion of people born overseas, and a similar proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 30.6% of the population was born overseas, and 23.3% 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 Hawthorn was India, where 4.6% of the population, or 1,070 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in India (4.6% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (4.2% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 442 or 6.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 418 or 8.4%.

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

  • China (+236 persons)
  • Vietnam (+135 persons)
  • India (+103 persons)
  • Iraq (+97 persons)

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