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In 2011, 55% of people in St Albans (West), 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 St Albans (West). 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, St Albans (West)'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
St Albans (West) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnam1,65512.29.81,28810.19.0+367
map this data in atlas.idIndia9887.34.32251.81.8+763
map this data in atlas.idMalta4963.62.96204.93.6-124
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines4103.02.93202.52.4+90
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
3322.40.94263.31.3-94
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
3192.31.83272.62.2-8
Greece
2862.11.32972.31.5-11
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2802.10.83292.60.9-49
Croatia
2521.91.53172.51.8-65
China
2491.81.11140.90.7+135
Sudan
2001.50.81761.40.7+24
New Zealand
1581.21.31190.91.1+39
United Kingdom
1461.11.41491.21.6-3
Italy
1441.12.01951.52.4-51
Poland
1230.90.71491.20.9-26
Germany
1120.80.61491.20.7-37
Egypt
960.70.61000.80.6-4
Sri Lanka
820.60.7650.50.5+17
Cyprus
780.60.8790.61.0-1
Pakistan
770.60.4540.40.2+23
Ethiopia
640.50.3380.30.2+26
Laos
570.40.2530.40.2+4
Lebanon
570.40.4650.50.5-8
Malaysia
520.40.4280.20.3+24
Chile
520.40.4540.40.5-2
East Timor
520.40.5680.50.6-16
Thailand
470.30.2210.20.1+26
Indonesia
460.30.2300.20.1+16
Slovenia
430.30.1430.30.20
Turkey
420.30.4390.30.4+3
Hong Kong
400.30.3580.50.3-18
Fiji
390.30.3250.20.3+14
Samoa
380.30.2240.20.2+14
El Salvador
350.30.3360.30.3-1
Nepal
350.30.200.00.0+35
Iraq
300.20.1160.10.1+14
Uruguay
270.20.1290.20.1-2
Austria
260.20.1340.30.1-8
Romania
230.20.2370.30.2-14
Bangladesh
210.20.200.00.1+21
Ukraine
200.10.1220.20.2-2
France
200.10.170.10.1+13
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
St Albans (West) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born7,79057.246.16,54951.443.3+1,241
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds7,46054.843.06,26349.240.2+1,197
Main English speaking countries
3302.43.12862.23.0+44
Australia
4,68534.446.94,76337.449.3-78
Not stated
1,1458.47.01,42711.27.5-282

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% India, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Malta, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Philippines, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), City of Brimbank: 0.9% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Greece, City of Brimbank: 1.3% Bosnia and Herzegovina, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Croatia, City of Brimbank: 1.5% China, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Vietnam, St Albans (West): 12.2% India, St Albans (West): 7.3% Malta, St Albans (West): 3.6% Philippines, St Albans (West): 3.0% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), St Albans (West): 2.4% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, St Albans (West): 2.3% Greece, St Albans (West): 2.1% Bosnia and Herzegovina, St Albans (West): 2.1% Croatia, St Albans (West): 1.9% China, St Albans (West): 1.8%
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, St Albans (West): +367 India, St Albans (West): +763 Malta, St Albans (West): -124 Philippines, St Albans (West): +90 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), St Albans (West): -94 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, St Albans (West): -8 Greece, St Albans (West): -11 Bosnia and Herzegovina, St Albans (West): -49 Croatia, St Albans (West): -65 China, St Albans (West): +135
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 St Albans (West) 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, 57.2% of the population was born overseas, and 54.8% 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 St Albans (West) was Vietnam, where 12.2% of the population, or 1,655 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in St Albans (West) and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in India (7.3% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (12.2% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia) (2.4% compared to 0.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2.1% compared to 0.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,241 or 18.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,197 or 19.1%.

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

  • India (+763 persons)
  • Vietnam (+367 persons)
  • China (+135 persons)
  • Malta (-124 persons)

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