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In 2016, 46% of people in Sunshine, 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 Sunshine. 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, Sunshine'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
Sunshine - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnam1,24513.111.298511.19.8+260
map this data in atlas.idIndia5545.84.85706.54.3-16
Burma (Myanmar)
3784.00.82432.80.3+135
China
1922.01.21491.71.1+43
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines1912.03.01291.52.9+62
Nepal
1912.00.3991.10.2+92
New Zealand
1331.41.71071.21.3+26
Pakistan
1311.40.9420.50.4+89
Sri Lanka
1301.41.01011.10.7+29
Italy
1281.31.61812.02.0-53
United Kingdom
1171.21.11301.51.4-13
Bangladesh
941.00.3861.00.2+8
Afghanistan
750.80.290.10.1+66
Malaysia
740.80.5470.50.4+27
Greece
700.71.1740.81.3-4
Iran
670.70.3300.30.1+37
Poland
630.70.5660.70.7-3
Croatia
520.51.2690.81.5-17
Sudan
460.50.6560.60.8-10
map this data in atlas.idMalta450.52.3540.62.9-9
Cyprus
450.50.7500.60.8-5
Thailand
440.50.3520.60.2-8
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
440.51.6410.51.8+3
Ethiopia
360.40.5480.50.3-12
Fiji
350.40.3240.30.3+11
Eritrea
280.30.2250.30.1+3
Taiwan
240.30.140.00.1+20
Turkey
220.20.3250.30.4-3
Somalia
210.20.150.10.1+16
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Sunshine - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,61148.647.84,10246.446.1+509
Non-English speaking backgrounds
4,34145.744.63,82143.243.0+520
Main English speaking countries
2702.83.22813.23.1-11
Australia
4,07642.944.93,95744.846.9+119
Not stated
8068.57.47778.87.0+29

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, City of Brimbank: 11.2% India, City of Brimbank: 4.8% Burma (Myanmar), City of Brimbank: 0.8% China, City of Brimbank: 1.2% Nepal, City of Brimbank: 0.3% Philippines, City of Brimbank: 3.0% New Zealand, City of Brimbank: 1.7% Pakistan, City of Brimbank: 0.9% Sri Lanka, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Italy, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Vietnam, Sunshine: 13.1% India, Sunshine: 5.8% Burma (Myanmar), Sunshine: 4.0% China, Sunshine: 2.0% Nepal, Sunshine: 2.0% Philippines, Sunshine: 2.0% New Zealand, Sunshine: 1.4% Pakistan, Sunshine: 1.4% Sri Lanka, Sunshine: 1.4% Italy, Sunshine: 1.3%
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, Sunshine: +260 India, Sunshine: -16 Burma (Myanmar), Sunshine: +135 China, Sunshine: +43 Nepal, Sunshine: +92 Philippines, Sunshine: +62 New Zealand, Sunshine: +26 Pakistan, Sunshine: +89 Sri Lanka, Sunshine: +29 Italy, Sunshine: -53
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 Sunshine in 2016 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, 48.6% of the population was born overseas, and 45.7% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 47.8% and 44.6% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Sunshine was Vietnam, where 13.1% of the population, or 1,245 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Burma (Myanmar) (4.0% compared to 0.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (13.1% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Nepal (2.0% compared to 0.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Malta (0.5% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 509 or 12.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 520 or 13.6%.

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

  • Vietnam (+260 persons)
  • Burma (Myanmar) (+135 persons)
  • Nepal (+92 persons)
  • Pakistan (+89 persons)

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