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In 2016, 38% of people in Sydenham, 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 Sydenham. 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, Sydenham'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
Sydenham - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idIndia1,22611.54.81,05110.24.3+175
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines4234.03.03083.02.9+115
New Zealand
1911.81.71391.31.3+52
map this data in atlas.idVietnam1821.711.21281.29.8+54
Italy
1701.61.61521.52.0+18
map this data in atlas.idMalta1681.62.31801.72.9-12
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1601.51.61621.61.8-2
Croatia
1591.51.21771.71.5-18
Sri Lanka
1561.51.01711.70.7-15
United Kingdom
1481.41.11701.61.4-22
Egypt
1191.10.5940.90.6+25
China
1171.11.2680.71.1+49
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
810.80.8630.60.9+18
Greece
670.61.1660.61.3+1
Pakistan
560.50.9550.50.4+1
Malaysia
530.50.5460.40.4+7
Germany
520.50.5400.40.6+12
Bosnia and Herzegovina
460.40.6470.50.8-1
Poland
430.40.5440.40.7-1
Lebanon
380.40.4290.30.4+9
Chile
340.30.4270.30.4+7
East Timor
340.30.5440.40.5-10
Turkey
290.30.3320.30.4-3
Cyprus
270.30.7480.50.8-21
Singapore
270.30.1190.20.1+8
Samoa
250.20.4240.20.2+1
Laos
240.20.2190.20.2+5
Ireland
240.20.1150.10.1+9
Indonesia
230.20.2270.30.2-4
El Salvador
230.20.3180.20.3+5
Iran
220.20.370.10.1+15
Nigeria
200.20.130.00.0+17
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Sydenham - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,41041.547.84,03539.146.1+375
Non-English speaking backgrounds
4,01037.744.63,64235.243.0+368
Main English speaking countries
4003.83.23933.83.1+7
Australia
5,46951.444.95,64954.746.9-180
Not stated
7547.17.46486.37.0+106

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 India, City of Brimbank: 4.8% Philippines, City of Brimbank: 3.0% New Zealand, City of Brimbank: 1.7% Vietnam, City of Brimbank: 11.2% Italy, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Malta, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Croatia, City of Brimbank: 1.2% Sri Lanka, City of Brimbank: 1.0% United Kingdom, City of Brimbank: 1.1% India, Sydenham: 11.5% Philippines, Sydenham: 4.0% New Zealand, Sydenham: 1.8% Vietnam, Sydenham: 1.7% Italy, Sydenham: 1.6% Malta, Sydenham: 1.6% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Sydenham: 1.5% Croatia, Sydenham: 1.5% Sri Lanka, Sydenham: 1.5% United Kingdom, Sydenham: 1.4%
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 India, Sydenham: +175 Philippines, Sydenham: +115 New Zealand, Sydenham: +52 Vietnam, Sydenham: +54 Italy, Sydenham: +18 Malta, Sydenham: -12 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Sydenham: -2 Croatia, Sydenham: -18 Sri Lanka, Sydenham: -15 United Kingdom, Sydenham: -22
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 Sydenham in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, as well as a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 41.5% of the population was born overseas, and 37.7% 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 Sydenham was India, where 11.5% of the population, or 1,226 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in India (11.5% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Philippines (4.0% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (1.7% compared to 11.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 375 or 9.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 368 or 10.1%.

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

  • India (+175 persons)
  • Philippines (+115 persons)
  • Vietnam (+54 persons)
  • New Zealand (+52 persons)

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