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In 2011, 43% 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
City of Brimbank - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnam17,9979.81.715,1229.01.6+2,875
map this data in atlas.idIndia7,7744.32.73,0551.81.4+4,719
map this data in atlas.idMalta5,3742.90.56,0533.60.5-679
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines5,2252.90.84,0652.40.7+1,160
Italy
3,6232.01.73,9922.42.0-369
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
3,2871.80.43,7372.20.5-450
Croatia
2,7341.50.43,0881.80.4-354
United Kingdom
2,4671.44.12,7341.64.4-267
New Zealand
2,4021.31.71,7901.11.5+612
Greece
2,3821.31.22,5911.51.4-209
China
2,0861.12.31,1290.71.5+957
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
1,7180.90.42,1441.30.4-426
Cyprus
1,5080.80.21,6511.00.2-143
Bosnia and Herzegovina
1,4670.80.21,5770.90.2-110
Sudan
1,3900.80.21,2210.70.2+169
Sri Lanka
1,3460.71.19030.50.8+443
Poland
1,2800.70.41,5830.90.4-303
Egypt
1,1130.60.31,0560.60.3+57
Germany
1,0990.60.51,2550.70.6-156
East Timor
9520.50.19530.60.1-1
Chile
8080.40.28720.50.2-64
Lebanon
7630.40.48180.50.4-55
Turkey
7320.40.47390.40.4-7
Pakistan
6970.40.22880.20.1+409
Malaysia
6880.41.04240.30.8+264
Ethiopia
6250.30.13910.20.1+234
Fiji
5700.30.24420.30.2+128
Burma (Myanmar)
5180.30.1370.00.0+481
El Salvador
5130.30.15460.30.1-33
Hong Kong
5020.30.44500.30.5+52
Samoa
4340.20.12980.20.1+136
Thailand
4240.20.22270.10.2+197
Bangladesh
4090.20.11740.10.1+235
Indonesia
3940.20.42470.10.3+147
Laos
3410.20.13230.20.1+18
Argentina
3320.20.13750.20.1-43
Nepal
2950.20.1260.00.0+269
Romania
2880.20.13040.20.1-16
Portugal
2730.10.12960.20.1-23
Slovenia
2560.10.12650.20.1-9
Ukraine
2510.10.12920.20.1-41
Uruguay
2480.10.02500.10.0-2
Iraq
2420.10.31620.10.2+80
United States of America
2400.10.41420.10.3+98
Netherlands
2380.10.32870.20.4-49
Mauritius
2300.10.31640.10.2+66
South Africa
2250.10.51730.10.5+52
Singapore
2040.10.31470.10.3+57
Cambodia
2040.10.31830.10.3+21
Austria
2010.10.12340.10.1-33
Ireland
1910.10.31930.10.3-2
Albania
1880.10.01470.10.0+41
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born84,19346.131.472,76243.328.6+11,431
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds78,57043.024.267,65640.221.6+10,914
Main English speaking countries
5,6233.17.25,1063.07.0+517
Australia
85,77746.963.382,91349.364.5+2,864
Not stated
12,7627.05.312,5437.56.9+219

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 Vietnam, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% India, Greater Melbourne: 2.7% Malta, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Philippines, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Italy, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Croatia, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% United Kingdom, Greater Melbourne: 4.1% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Greece, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Vietnam, City of Brimbank: 9.8% India, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Malta, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Philippines, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Italy, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Croatia, City of Brimbank: 1.5% United Kingdom, City of Brimbank: 1.4% New Zealand, City of Brimbank: 1.3% Greece, City of Brimbank: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 Vietnam, City of Brimbank: +2,875 India, City of Brimbank: +4,719 Malta, City of Brimbank: -679 Philippines, City of Brimbank: +1,160 Italy, City of Brimbank: -369 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Brimbank: -450 Croatia, City of Brimbank: -354 United Kingdom, City of Brimbank: -267 New Zealand, City of Brimbank: +612 Greece, City of Brimbank: -209
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 the City of Brimbank in 2011 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, 46.1% of the population was born overseas, and 43.0% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 31.4% and 24.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the City of Brimbank was Vietnam, where 9.8% of the population, or 17,997 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 (9.8% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malta (2.9% compared to 0.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Philippines (2.9% compared to 0.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (1.4% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 11,431 or 15.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 10,914 or 16.1%.

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

  • India (+4,719 persons)
  • Vietnam (+2,875 persons)
  • Philippines (+1,160 persons)
  • China (+957 persons)

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