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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In 2016, 45% of people in the City of Brimbank, 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 the City of Brimbank. 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, the City of Brimbank'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
City of Brimbank - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnam21,70511.21.817,9979.81.7+3,708
map this data in atlas.idIndia9,2844.83.67,7744.32.7+1,510
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines5,7463.01.05,2252.90.8+521
map this data in atlas.idMalta4,5242.30.45,3742.90.5-850
New Zealand
3,2731.71.82,4021.31.7+871
Italy
3,1911.61.43,6232.01.7-432
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
3,0751.60.43,2871.80.4-212
China
2,3951.23.52,0861.12.3+309
Croatia
2,2851.20.32,7341.50.4-449
Greece
2,2221.11.02,3821.31.2-160
United Kingdom
2,1631.13.62,4671.44.1-304
Sri Lanka
1,9071.01.21,3460.71.1+561
Pakistan
1,8170.90.46970.40.2+1,120
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
1,5460.80.31,7180.90.4-172
Burma (Myanmar)
1,4620.80.25180.30.1+944
Cyprus
1,3410.70.21,5080.80.2-167
Bosnia and Herzegovina
1,2260.60.21,4670.80.2-241
Sudan
1,1550.60.21,3900.80.2-235
Poland
1,0590.50.31,2800.70.4-221
Egypt
1,0120.50.31,1130.60.3-101
Ethiopia
9660.50.16250.30.1+341
Germany
9350.50.51,0990.60.5-164
Malaysia
9180.51.16880.41.0+230
East Timor
8960.50.19520.50.1-56
Samoa
8180.40.14340.20.1+384
Lebanon
7870.40.47630.40.4+24
Chile
7520.40.28080.40.2-56
Turkey
6630.30.37320.40.4-69
Nepal
6000.30.22950.20.1+305
Fiji
5980.30.25700.30.2+28
Iran
5960.30.41640.10.2+432
Thailand
5340.30.34240.20.2+110
Hong Kong
5220.30.55020.30.4+20
El Salvador
5020.30.15130.30.1-11
Bangladesh
4860.30.24090.20.1+77
Afghanistan
4790.20.41370.10.2+342
Iraq
4750.20.42420.10.3+233
Indonesia
3920.20.43940.20.4-2
Eritrea
3550.20.01820.10.0+173
Laos
3450.20.03410.20.1+4
Argentina
3100.20.13320.20.1-22
United States of America
2540.10.42400.10.4+14
Portugal
2420.10.12730.10.1-31
Romania
2380.10.12880.20.1-50
Tonga
2380.10.01460.10.0+92
Singapore
2360.10.32040.10.3+32
Uruguay
2310.10.02480.10.0-17
Syria
2300.10.11820.10.1+48
Liberia
2210.10.01580.10.0+63
Cambodia
2160.10.32040.10.3+12
Mauritius
2160.10.32300.10.3-14
Somalia
2150.10.11310.10.1+84
Slovenia
2080.10.02560.10.1-48
Ireland
1990.10.31910.10.3+8
Netherlands
1980.10.32380.10.3-40
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
City of Brimbank - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born92,81847.833.884,19346.131.4+8,625
Non-English speaking backgrounds
86,64444.627.078,57043.024.2+8,074
Main English speaking countries
6,1743.26.85,6233.17.2+551
Australia
87,16144.959.885,77746.963.3+1,384
Not stated
14,3327.46.412,7627.05.3+1,570

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 Vietnam, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% India, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Philippines, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Malta, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Italy, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% China, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Croatia, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Greece, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Vietnam, City of Brimbank: 11.2% India, City of Brimbank: 4.8% Philippines, City of Brimbank: 3.0% Malta, City of Brimbank: 2.3% New Zealand, City of Brimbank: 1.7% Italy, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Brimbank: 1.6% China, City of Brimbank: 1.2% Croatia, City of Brimbank: 1.2% Greece, City of Brimbank: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 Vietnam, City of Brimbank: +3,708 India, City of Brimbank: +1,510 Philippines, City of Brimbank: +521 Malta, City of Brimbank: -850 New Zealand, City of Brimbank: +871 Italy, City of Brimbank: -432 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Brimbank: -212 China, City of Brimbank: +309 Croatia, City of Brimbank: -449 Greece, City of Brimbank: -160
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 the City of Brimbank in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 47.8% of the population was born overseas, and 44.6% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 33.8% and 27.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the City of Brimbank was Vietnam, where 11.2% of the population, or 21,705 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in the City of Brimbank and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (11.2% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malta (2.3% compared to 0.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (1.1% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (1.2% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 8,625 or 10.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 8,074 or 10.3%.

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

  • Vietnam (+3,708 persons)
  • India (+1,510 persons)
  • Pakistan (+1,120 persons)
  • Burma (Myanmar) (+944 persons)

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