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In 2011, 43% 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Sunshine - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnam98511.19.87769.69.0+209
map this data in atlas.idIndia5706.54.33143.91.8+256
Burma (Myanmar)
2432.80.330.00.0+240
Italy
1812.02.02022.52.4-21
China
1491.71.11161.40.7+33
United Kingdom
1301.51.41892.31.6-59
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines1291.52.91551.92.4-26
New Zealand
1071.21.31712.11.1-64
Sri Lanka
1011.10.7190.20.5+82
Nepal
991.10.230.00.0+96
Bangladesh
861.00.2420.50.1+44
Greece
740.81.3881.11.5-14
Croatia
690.81.5710.91.8-2
Poland
660.70.7720.90.9-6
Sudan
560.60.81271.60.7-71
map this data in atlas.idMalta540.62.9901.13.6-36
Thailand
520.60.2210.30.1+31
Cyprus
500.60.8650.81.0-15
Ethiopia
480.50.3380.50.2+10
Malaysia
470.50.4210.30.3+26
Pakistan
420.50.4130.20.2+29
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
410.51.8400.52.2+1
Germany
380.40.6360.40.7+2
Iran
300.30.140.00.1+26
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
300.30.9430.51.3-13
South Korea
280.30.1150.20.0+13
Turkey
250.30.4280.30.4-3
Eritrea
250.30.1130.20.1+12
El Salvador
240.30.3350.40.3-11
Fiji
240.30.3120.10.3+12
Ukraine
230.30.1300.40.2-7
Samoa
220.20.2180.20.2+4
Netherlands
220.20.1120.10.2+10
Indonesia
200.20.2100.10.1+10
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,10246.446.13,27840.643.3+824
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds3,82143.243.02,89235.840.2+929
Main English speaking countries
2813.23.13864.83.0-105
Australia
3,95744.846.94,23352.449.3-276
Not stated
7778.87.05627.07.5+215

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% Burma (Myanmar), City of Brimbank: 0.3% Italy, City of Brimbank: 2.0% China, City of Brimbank: 1.1% United Kingdom, City of Brimbank: 1.4% Philippines, City of Brimbank: 2.9% New Zealand, City of Brimbank: 1.3% Sri Lanka, City of Brimbank: 0.7% Nepal, City of Brimbank: 0.2% Vietnam, Sunshine: 11.1% India, Sunshine: 6.5% Burma (Myanmar), Sunshine: 2.8% Italy, Sunshine: 2.0% China, Sunshine: 1.7% United Kingdom, Sunshine: 1.5% Philippines, Sunshine: 1.5% New Zealand, Sunshine: 1.2% Sri Lanka, Sunshine: 1.1% Nepal, Sunshine: 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 Vietnam, Sunshine: +209 India, Sunshine: +256 Burma (Myanmar), Sunshine: +240 Italy, Sunshine: -21 China, Sunshine: +33 United Kingdom, Sunshine: -59 Philippines, Sunshine: -26 New Zealand, Sunshine: -64 Sri Lanka, Sunshine: +82 Nepal, Sunshine: +96
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 Sunshine in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a similar proportion of people born overseas, as well as a similar proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 46.4% of the population was born overseas, and 43.2% 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 Sunshine was Vietnam, where 11.1% of the population, or 985 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) (2.8% compared to 0.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (6.5% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Malta (0.6% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Philippines (1.5% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 824 or 25.1%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 929 or 32.1%.

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

  • India (+256 persons)
  • Burma (Myanmar) (+240 persons)
  • Vietnam (+209 persons)
  • Nepal (+96 persons)

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