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In 2011, 20% of people in Kew 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 Kew 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, Kew 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
Kew East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
China2163.44.21732.82.7+44
United Kingdom1752.73.81893.03.9-13
Italy1602.51.11903.11.3-31
India1061.72.2841.41.7+22
Greece1061.61.11051.71.30
New Zealand921.41.7711.21.5+21
Malaysia751.21.8981.61.7-23
Hong Kong711.11.0631.01.1+8
Vietnam631.00.9631.00.70
Sri Lanka380.60.7250.40.6+13
Germany360.60.4370.60.5-1
South Korea330.50.4120.20.3+21
South Africa290.50.6310.50.6-2
United States of America290.50.7240.40.6+5
Netherlands240.40.2150.20.2+9
Singapore230.40.570.10.5+16
Japan230.40.3170.30.3+6
Indonesia220.30.5170.30.5+5
Egypt220.30.2120.20.1+10
Philippines210.30.2150.20.2+6
Taiwan200.30.5230.40.5-3
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Kew East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Total overseas born1,66326.028.21,60025.825.5+64
Non-English speaking backgrounds1,31120.520.81,25120.218.4+60
Main English speaking countries3525.57.43485.67.1+4
Australia4,49470.267.74,25168.668.9+242
Not stated2433.84.13455.65.6-102

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 China, City of Boroondara: 4.2% United Kingdom, City of Boroondara: 3.8% Italy, City of Boroondara: 1.1% India, City of Boroondara: 2.2% Greece, City of Boroondara: 1.1% New Zealand, City of Boroondara: 1.7% Malaysia, City of Boroondara: 1.8% Hong Kong, City of Boroondara: 1.0% Vietnam, City of Boroondara: 0.9% Sri Lanka, City of Boroondara: 0.7% China, Kew East: 3.4% United Kingdom, Kew East: 2.7% Italy, Kew East: 2.5% India, Kew East: 1.7% Greece, Kew East: 1.6% New Zealand, Kew East: 1.4% Malaysia, Kew East: 1.2% Hong Kong, Kew East: 1.1% Vietnam, Kew East: 1.0% Sri Lanka, Kew 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 China, Kew East: +44 United Kingdom, Kew East: -13 Italy, Kew East: -31 India, Kew East: +22 Greece, Kew East: 0 New Zealand, Kew East: +21 Malaysia, Kew East: -23 Hong Kong, Kew East: +8 Vietnam, Kew East: 0 Sri Lanka, Kew East: +13
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 Kew East in 2011 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, and a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 26.0% of the population was born overseas, and 20.5% 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 Kew East was China, where 3.4% of the population, or 216 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Italy (2.5% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (2.7% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 63 or 3.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 60 or 4.8%.

There were no major differences in Kew East between 2006 and 2011.

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