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In 2016, 48% of people in Sunshine 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 Sunshine 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, Sunshine West'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 West - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnam2,50213.811.22,14312.89.8+359
map this data in atlas.idMalta6143.42.37044.22.9-90
map this data in atlas.idIndia5563.14.84242.54.3+132
Greece
5052.81.15483.31.3-43
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines4202.33.03552.12.9+65
New Zealand
3562.01.72351.41.3+121
Italy
3301.81.63612.22.0-31
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
3301.81.63572.11.8-27
China
3151.71.22631.61.1+52
Cyprus
2371.30.72991.80.8-62
United Kingdom
2041.11.12181.31.4-14
Pakistan
1941.10.9620.40.4+132
Sudan
1731.00.61500.90.8+23
Burma (Myanmar)
1680.90.8460.30.3+122
Sri Lanka
1520.81.0660.40.7+86
Ethiopia
1480.80.5820.50.3+66
Croatia
1380.81.21821.11.5-44
Turkey
1120.60.31150.70.4-3
Afghanistan
1110.60.2100.10.1+101
Malaysia
1040.60.5670.40.4+37
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
1020.60.81200.70.9-18
Iran
1020.60.3140.10.1+88
Poland
1010.60.51200.70.7-19
Samoa
770.40.4500.30.2+27
Chile
760.40.4940.60.4-18
Germany
670.40.5790.50.6-12
Thailand
590.30.3500.30.2+9
Eritrea
570.30.2320.20.1+25
Somalia
480.30.1150.10.1+33
Fiji
480.30.3690.40.3-21
Bangladesh
470.30.3290.20.2+18
Egypt
440.20.5740.40.6-30
Tonga
440.20.1510.30.1-7
Hong Kong
390.20.3570.30.3-18
Indonesia
390.20.2360.20.2+3
Lebanon
350.20.4440.30.4-9
Albania
340.20.1530.30.1-19
Nepal
300.20.3180.10.2+12
Bosnia and Herzegovina
290.20.6420.30.8-13
El Salvador
270.10.3310.20.3-4
Iraq
240.10.2200.10.1+4
Romania
220.10.1360.20.2-14
United States of America
200.10.1280.20.1-8
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Sunshine West - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born9,27451.347.88,58051.246.1+694
Non-English speaking backgrounds
8,66948.044.68,05848.143.0+611
Main English speaking countries
6053.33.25223.13.1+83
Australia
7,42641.144.96,98541.746.9+441
Not stated
1,3677.67.41,1777.07.0+190

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% Malta, City of Brimbank: 2.3% India, City of Brimbank: 4.8% Greece, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Philippines, City of Brimbank: 3.0% New Zealand, City of Brimbank: 1.7% Italy, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Brimbank: 1.6% China, City of Brimbank: 1.2% Cyprus, City of Brimbank: 0.7% Vietnam, Sunshine West: 13.8% Malta, Sunshine West: 3.4% India, Sunshine West: 3.1% Greece, Sunshine West: 2.8% Philippines, Sunshine West: 2.3% New Zealand, Sunshine West: 2.0% Italy, Sunshine West: 1.8% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Sunshine West: 1.8% China, Sunshine West: 1.7% Cyprus, Sunshine West: 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 West: +359 Malta, Sunshine West: -90 India, Sunshine West: +132 Greece, Sunshine West: -43 Philippines, Sunshine West: +65 New Zealand, Sunshine West: +121 Italy, Sunshine West: -31 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Sunshine West: -27 China, Sunshine West: +52 Cyprus, Sunshine West: -62
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 West 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, 51.3% of the population was born overseas, and 48.0% 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 West was Vietnam, where 13.8% of the population, or 2,502 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (13.8% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Greece (2.8% compared to 1.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malta (3.4% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (3.1% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 694 or 8.1%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 611 or 7.6%.

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

  • Vietnam (+359 persons)
  • India (+132 persons)
  • Pakistan (+132 persons)
  • Burma (Myanmar) (+122 persons)

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