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In 2011, 37% of people in Keilor Downs, 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 Keilor Downs. 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, Keilor Downs'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
Keilor Downs - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnam4374.29.84123.89.0+25
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
3693.61.84023.72.2-33
map this data in atlas.idMalta3022.92.93383.13.6-36
Italy
2972.92.03313.12.4-34
Croatia
2872.81.53333.11.8-46
Greece
2432.41.32592.41.5-16
map this data in atlas.idIndia2302.24.31921.81.8+38
Cyprus
1661.60.81731.61.0-7
United Kingdom
1281.21.41431.31.6-15
Egypt
1171.10.6920.80.6+25
Lebanon
1131.10.41301.20.5-17
Sri Lanka
1111.10.7600.60.5+51
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines1041.02.9930.92.4+11
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
970.90.91291.21.3-32
New Zealand
900.91.3770.71.1+13
Poland
760.70.7920.80.9-16
China
630.61.1400.40.7+23
Bosnia and Herzegovina
570.60.8580.50.9-1
Chile
500.50.4730.70.5-23
Turkey
460.40.4670.60.4-21
Germany
460.40.6540.50.7-8
Iraq
410.40.1250.20.1+16
Sudan
400.40.8370.30.7+3
Syria
330.30.1200.20.1+13
Slovenia
270.30.160.10.2+21
Argentina
270.30.2410.40.2-14
El Salvador
250.20.3140.10.3+11
Portugal
250.20.190.10.2+16
Romania
240.20.2120.10.2+12
Malaysia
240.20.4280.30.3-4
Netherlands
210.20.1110.10.2+10
East Timor
200.20.5250.20.6-5
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Keilor Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,11739.946.14,15338.343.3-36
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds3,85437.443.03,87935.840.2-25
Main English speaking countries
2632.63.12732.53.0-10
Australia
5,67655.146.96,02555.649.3-349
Not stated
5145.07.06566.17.5-142

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, City of Brimbank: 9.8% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Malta, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Italy, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Croatia, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Greece, City of Brimbank: 1.3% India, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Cyprus, City of Brimbank: 0.8% United Kingdom, City of Brimbank: 1.4% Egypt, City of Brimbank: 0.6% Vietnam, Keilor Downs: 4.2% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Keilor Downs: 3.6% Malta, Keilor Downs: 2.9% Italy, Keilor Downs: 2.9% Croatia, Keilor Downs: 2.8% Greece, Keilor Downs: 2.4% India, Keilor Downs: 2.2% Cyprus, Keilor Downs: 1.6% United Kingdom, Keilor Downs: 1.2% Egypt, Keilor Downs: 1.1%
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 Vietnam, Keilor Downs: +25 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Keilor Downs: -33 Malta, Keilor Downs: -36 Italy, Keilor Downs: -34 Croatia, Keilor Downs: -46 Greece, Keilor Downs: -16 India, Keilor Downs: +38 Cyprus, Keilor Downs: -7 United Kingdom, Keilor Downs: -15 Egypt, Keilor Downs: +25
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 Keilor Downs in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank 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, 39.9% of the population was born overseas, and 37.4% 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 Keilor Downs was Vietnam, where 4.2% of the population, or 437 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (3.6% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (4.2% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (2.2% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Philippines (1.0% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas decreased by 36 or 0.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 25 or 0.6%.

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

  • Sri Lanka (+51 persons)

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