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In 2016, 54% of people in St Albans, 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 St Albans. 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, St Albans'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
St Albans - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnam6,59918.211.25,50115.79.8+1,098
map this data in atlas.idIndia2,7607.64.82,2296.44.3+531
map this data in atlas.idMalta1,2013.32.31,4434.12.9-242
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines9872.73.09172.62.9+70
New Zealand
7562.11.74031.11.3+353
Croatia
6351.71.28732.51.5-238
Pakistan
6091.70.91510.40.4+458
Greece
5131.41.15991.71.3-86
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
5021.41.66181.81.8-116
China
4651.31.24831.41.1-18
Bosnia and Herzegovina
4221.20.65251.50.8-103
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
4021.10.85461.60.9-144
Italy
3100.91.64131.22.0-103
Samoa
2870.80.41060.30.2+181
United Kingdom
2600.71.13671.01.4-107
Sudan
2530.70.64661.30.8-213
Germany
2480.70.53411.00.6-93
Sri Lanka
2370.71.01860.50.7+51
Burma (Myanmar)
1960.50.8320.10.3+164
Egypt
1810.50.52150.60.6-34
Cyprus
1770.50.71950.60.8-18
Ethiopia
1670.50.51280.40.3+39
Poland
1660.50.52880.80.7-122
Lebanon
1480.40.41490.40.4-1
Nepal
1430.40.3790.20.2+64
Malaysia
1030.30.51070.30.4-4
Iran
990.30.3260.10.1+73
El Salvador
960.30.31140.30.3-18
Iraq
960.30.2460.10.1+50
Hong Kong
940.30.31180.30.3-24
Chile
920.30.41360.40.4-44
Turkey
820.20.3920.30.4-10
Fiji
760.20.3850.20.3-9
Thailand
720.20.3790.20.2-7
Slovenia
590.20.11040.30.1-45
Liberia
580.20.1410.10.1+17
East Timor
580.20.5810.20.5-23
Eritrea
520.10.2150.00.1+37
Afghanistan
500.10.2230.10.1+27
Kenya
460.10.1310.10.1+15
Portugal
450.10.1360.10.1+9
Austria
450.10.1770.20.1-32
Laos
440.10.2720.20.2-28
Bangladesh
410.10.3640.20.2-23
Indonesia
410.10.2680.20.2-27
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
St Albans - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born20,68356.947.819,85256.646.1+831
Non-English speaking backgrounds
19,64554.044.619,00154.243.0+644
Main English speaking countries
1,0382.93.28512.43.1+187
Australia
12,16833.544.912,14734.646.9+21
Not stated
3,5039.67.43,0598.77.0+444

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% Malta, City of Brimbank: 2.3% Philippines, City of Brimbank: 3.0% New Zealand, City of Brimbank: 1.7% Croatia, City of Brimbank: 1.2% Pakistan, City of Brimbank: 0.9% Greece, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Brimbank: 1.6% China, City of Brimbank: 1.2% Vietnam, St Albans: 18.2% India, St Albans: 7.6% Malta, St Albans: 3.3% Philippines, St Albans: 2.7% New Zealand, St Albans: 2.1% Croatia, St Albans: 1.7% Pakistan, St Albans: 1.7% Greece, St Albans: 1.4% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, St Albans: 1.4% China, St Albans: 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, St Albans: +1,098 India, St Albans: +531 Malta, St Albans: -242 Philippines, St Albans: +70 New Zealand, St Albans: +353 Croatia, St Albans: -238 Pakistan, St Albans: +458 Greece, St Albans: -86 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, St Albans: -116 China, St Albans: -18
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 St Albans 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, 56.9% of the population was born overseas, and 54.0% 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 St Albans was Vietnam, where 18.2% of the population, or 6,599 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (18.2% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (7.6% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 831 or 4.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 644 or 3.4%.

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

  • Vietnam (+1,098 persons)
  • India (+531 persons)
  • Pakistan (+458 persons)
  • New Zealand (+353 persons)

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