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In 2011, 52% of people in Sunshine North, 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 North. 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 North'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 North - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnam2,45823.19.82,19721.69.0+261
map this data in atlas.idMalta5305.02.96086.03.6-78
Italy
2692.52.03383.32.4-69
map this data in atlas.idIndia2202.14.3740.71.8+146
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines2021.92.91691.72.4+33
China
1441.41.11111.10.7+33
Burma (Myanmar)
1131.10.300.00.0+113
Sudan
1010.90.81111.10.7-10
Poland
1000.90.71251.20.9-25
Croatia
980.91.51111.11.8-13
United Kingdom
870.81.41491.51.6-62
New Zealand
850.81.3790.81.1+6
Germany
630.60.6600.60.7+3
East Timor
530.50.5420.40.6+11
Pakistan
520.50.4100.10.2+42
Chile
510.50.4730.70.5-22
Greece
510.51.3800.81.5-29
Cyprus
500.50.8580.61.0-8
Malaysia
500.50.4280.30.3+22
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
480.50.9650.61.3-17
El Salvador
440.40.3540.50.3-10
Ethiopia
410.40.3380.40.2+3
Egypt
410.40.6390.40.6+2
Thailand
390.40.2200.20.1+19
Cambodia
380.40.1420.40.1-4
Sri Lanka
340.30.7300.30.5+4
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
330.31.8460.52.2-13
Fiji
300.30.390.10.3+21
Hong Kong
280.30.3590.60.3-31
Indonesia
270.30.2170.20.1+10
Congo, Democratic Republic of
260.20.090.10.0+17
Bosnia and Herzegovina
240.20.8180.20.9+6
Lebanon
210.20.4230.20.5-2
Somalia
200.20.1100.10.1+10
Argentina
200.20.2200.20.20
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Sunshine North - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born5,69453.546.15,23951.643.3+455
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds5,50251.743.04,98849.140.2+514
Main English speaking countries
1921.83.12512.53.0-59
Australia
4,19039.446.94,27142.149.3-81
Not stated
7547.17.06436.37.5+111

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% Malta, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Italy, City of Brimbank: 2.0% India, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Philippines, City of Brimbank: 2.9% China, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Burma (Myanmar), City of Brimbank: 0.3% Sudan, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Poland, City of Brimbank: 0.7% Croatia, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Vietnam, Sunshine North: 23.1% Malta, Sunshine North: 5.0% Italy, Sunshine North: 2.5% India, Sunshine North: 2.1% Philippines, Sunshine North: 1.9% China, Sunshine North: 1.4% Burma (Myanmar), Sunshine North: 1.1% Sudan, Sunshine North: 0.9% Poland, Sunshine North: 0.9% Croatia, Sunshine North: 0.9%
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 North: +261 Malta, Sunshine North: -78 Italy, Sunshine North: -69 India, Sunshine North: +146 Philippines, Sunshine North: +33 China, Sunshine North: +33 Burma (Myanmar), Sunshine North: +113 Sudan, Sunshine North: -10 Poland, Sunshine North: -25 Croatia, Sunshine North: -13
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 North 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, 53.5% of the population was born overseas, and 51.7% 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 North was Vietnam, where 23.1% of the population, or 2,458 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (23.1% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malta (5.0% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (2.1% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (0.3% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 455 or 8.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 514 or 10.3%.

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

  • Vietnam (+261 persons)
  • India (+146 persons)
  • Burma (Myanmar) (+113 persons)
  • Malta (-78 persons)

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