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In 2011, 20% of people in Hawthorn East, 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 East. 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 East'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 East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
India4923.92.24383.51.7+53
United Kingdom4633.73.84843.83.9-21
China3913.14.23362.62.7+55
New Zealand2472.01.71961.51.5+51
Malaysia1601.31.81641.31.7-4
Italy1311.01.11471.21.3-16
Greece1241.01.11611.31.3-37
United States of America930.70.7810.60.6+12
Sri Lanka850.70.7860.70.6-2
South Korea810.60.4470.40.3+34
South Africa790.60.6620.50.6+17
Hong Kong720.61.0840.71.1-13
Vietnam700.60.9540.40.7+16
Germany680.50.4540.40.5+14
Indonesia650.50.5780.60.5-13
Thailand600.50.3610.50.3-1
Singapore550.40.5590.50.5-4
Philippines490.40.2370.30.2+11
Taiwan470.40.5660.50.5-19
Canada450.40.2380.30.2+7
Ireland340.30.3290.20.3+5
Japan340.30.3330.30.3+1
France290.20.2330.30.2-4
Hungary280.20.1130.10.2+14
Poland280.20.3300.20.3-2
Brazil270.20.1120.10.0+15
Netherlands260.20.2350.30.2-9
Israel250.20.1110.10.1+14
Mauritius250.20.1210.20.1+4
Iran230.20.2150.10.1+7
Egypt230.20.2310.20.1-8
Colombia210.20.1150.10.0+5
Bangladesh200.20.1100.10.0+10
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Hawthorn East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Total overseas born3,52428.028.23,39026.725.5+134
Non-English speaking backgrounds2,56320.420.82,49919.718.4+64
Main English speaking countries9617.67.48917.07.1+70
Australia8,24965.667.78,45166.668.9-203
Not stated8116.44.18496.75.6-38

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% Italy, City of Boroondara: 1.1% Greece, City of Boroondara: 1.1% United States of America, City of Boroondara: 0.7% Sri Lanka, City of Boroondara: 0.7% South Korea, City of Boroondara: 0.4% India, Hawthorn East: 3.9% United Kingdom, Hawthorn East: 3.7% China, Hawthorn East: 3.1% New Zealand, Hawthorn East: 2.0% Malaysia, Hawthorn East: 1.3% Italy, Hawthorn East: 1.0% Greece, Hawthorn East: 1.0% United States of America, Hawthorn East: 0.7% Sri Lanka, Hawthorn East: 0.7% South Korea, Hawthorn East: 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 India, Hawthorn East: +53 United Kingdom, Hawthorn East: -21 China, Hawthorn East: +55 New Zealand, Hawthorn East: +51 Malaysia, Hawthorn East: -4 Italy, Hawthorn East: -16 Greece, Hawthorn East: -37 United States of America, Hawthorn East: +12 Sri Lanka, Hawthorn East: -2 South Korea, Hawthorn East: +34
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in Hawthorn East in 2011 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a similar proportion of people born overseas, as well as a similar proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 28.0% of the population was born overseas, and 20.4% 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 East was India, where 3.9% of the population, or 492 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in India (3.9% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (3.1% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 134 or 4.0%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 64 or 2.6%.

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

  • China (+55 persons)
  • India (+53 persons)
  • New Zealand (+51 persons)

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