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In 2011, 46% of people in Albion, 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 Albion. 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, Albion'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
Albion - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idIndia57613.34.33118.31.8+265
map this data in atlas.idVietnam2114.99.82336.29.0-22
China
1152.71.1511.40.7+64
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines1002.32.91273.42.4-27
United Kingdom
922.11.4752.01.6+17
map this data in atlas.idMalta751.72.9802.13.6-5
Bangladesh
681.60.2170.50.1+51
Italy
661.52.0641.72.4+2
Pakistan
551.30.470.20.2+48
New Zealand
481.11.3671.81.1-19
Sri Lanka
471.10.7180.50.5+29
Nepal
471.10.270.20.0+40
Poland
400.90.7531.40.9-13
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
350.80.9441.21.3-9
Sudan
310.70.8260.70.7+5
Greece
280.61.3190.51.5+9
Thailand
250.60.2100.30.1+15
Ethiopia
250.60.3220.60.2+3
Burma (Myanmar)
230.50.330.10.0+20
El Salvador
230.50.3190.50.3+4
Iran
230.50.100.00.1+23
Germany
230.50.6300.80.7-7
Croatia
210.51.5210.61.80
Papua New Guinea
210.50.000.00.0+21
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Albion - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born2,14649.746.11,57741.843.3+569
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,99146.143.01,42837.940.2+563
Main English speaking countries
1553.63.11494.03.0+6
Australia
1,80741.846.91,75146.549.3+56
Not stated
3688.57.044111.77.5-73

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 Brimbank: 4.3% Vietnam, City of Brimbank: 9.8% China, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Philippines, City of Brimbank: 2.9% United Kingdom, City of Brimbank: 1.4% Malta, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Bangladesh, City of Brimbank: 0.2% Italy, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Pakistan, City of Brimbank: 0.4% New Zealand, City of Brimbank: 1.3% India, Albion: 13.3% Vietnam, Albion: 4.9% China, Albion: 2.7% Philippines, Albion: 2.3% United Kingdom, Albion: 2.1% Malta, Albion: 1.7% Bangladesh, Albion: 1.6% Italy, Albion: 1.5% Pakistan, Albion: 1.3% New Zealand, Albion: 1.1%
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 India, Albion: +265 Vietnam, Albion: -22 China, Albion: +64 Philippines, Albion: -27 United Kingdom, Albion: +17 Malta, Albion: -5 Bangladesh, Albion: +51 Italy, Albion: +2 Pakistan, Albion: +48 New Zealand, Albion: -19
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 Albion in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank 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, 49.7% of the population was born overseas, and 46.1% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 46.1% and 43.0% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Albion was India, where 13.3% of the population, or 576 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in India (13.3% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in China (2.7% compared to 1.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Bangladesh (1.6% compared to 0.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (4.9% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 569 or 36.1%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 563 or 39.4%.

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

  • India (+265 persons)
  • China (+64 persons)
  • Bangladesh (+51 persons)

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