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In 2011, 15% of people in Surrey Hills, 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 Surrey Hills. 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, Surrey Hills'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
Surrey Hills - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom3804.63.83594.33.9+21
China2302.84.21351.62.7+95
New Zealand1621.91.71531.81.5+9
India1381.72.2760.91.7+62
Malaysia951.11.8921.11.7+4
Hong Kong650.81.0580.71.1+7
Greece630.81.1760.91.3-13
Italy580.71.1680.81.3-10
South Africa560.70.6550.70.6+1
Taiwan550.70.5500.60.5+5
Sri Lanka450.50.7400.50.6+5
United States of America410.50.7480.60.6-7
Singapore360.40.5240.30.5+12
Vietnam350.40.9200.20.7+14
Germany350.40.4230.30.5+12
Indonesia270.30.5270.30.50
South Korea240.30.4500.60.3-26
Ireland230.30.3190.20.3+5
Canada230.30.2170.20.2+6
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Surrey Hills - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Total overseas born1,89622.728.21,69120.425.5+204
Non-English speaking backgrounds1,21114.520.81,04212.618.4+170
Main English speaking countries6848.27.46507.87.1+34
Australia6,21474.567.76,25475.568.9-40
Not stated2262.74.13324.05.6-107

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% India, City of Boroondara: 2.2% Malaysia, City of Boroondara: 1.8% Hong Kong, City of Boroondara: 1.0% Greece, City of Boroondara: 1.1% Italy, City of Boroondara: 1.1% South Africa, City of Boroondara: 0.6% Taiwan, City of Boroondara: 0.5% United Kingdom, Surrey Hills: 4.6% China, Surrey Hills: 2.8% New Zealand, Surrey Hills: 1.9% India, Surrey Hills: 1.7% Malaysia, Surrey Hills: 1.1% Hong Kong, Surrey Hills: 0.8% Greece, Surrey Hills: 0.8% Italy, Surrey Hills: 0.7% South Africa, Surrey Hills: 0.7% Taiwan, Surrey Hills: 0.7%
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, Surrey Hills: +21 China, Surrey Hills: +95 New Zealand, Surrey Hills: +9 India, Surrey Hills: +62 Malaysia, Surrey Hills: +4 Hong Kong, Surrey Hills: +7 Greece, Surrey Hills: -13 Italy, Surrey Hills: -10 South Africa, Surrey Hills: +1 Taiwan, Surrey Hills: +5
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 Surrey Hills 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, 22.7% of the population was born overseas, and 14.5% 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 Surrey Hills was China, where 2.8% of the population, or 230 people, were born.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (2.8% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 205 or 12.1%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 169 or 16.2%.

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

  • China (+95 persons)
  • India (+62 persons)

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