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In 2011, 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
St Albans - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnam5,50115.79.84,56513.69.0+936
map this data in atlas.idIndia2,2296.44.35221.61.8+1,707
map this data in atlas.idMalta1,4434.12.91,8035.43.6-360
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines9172.62.98082.42.4+109
Croatia
8732.51.51,0723.21.8-199
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
6181.81.86972.12.2-79
Greece
5991.71.36461.91.5-47
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
5461.60.97452.21.3-199
Bosnia and Herzegovina
5251.50.86822.00.9-157
China
4831.41.12860.90.7+197
Sudan
4661.30.84831.40.7-17
Italy
4131.22.05131.52.4-100
New Zealand
4031.11.33130.91.1+90
United Kingdom
3671.01.43961.21.6-29
Germany
3411.00.64451.30.7-104
Poland
2880.80.73831.10.9-95
Egypt
2150.60.62240.70.6-9
Cyprus
1950.60.82200.71.0-25
Sri Lanka
1860.50.71560.50.5+30
Pakistan
1510.40.4920.30.2+59
Lebanon
1490.40.41900.60.5-41
Chile
1360.40.41490.40.5-13
Ethiopia
1280.40.3790.20.2+49
Hong Kong
1180.30.31100.30.3+8
El Salvador
1140.30.31140.30.30
Malaysia
1070.30.4750.20.3+32
Samoa
1060.30.2750.20.2+31
Slovenia
1040.30.11060.30.2-2
Turkey
920.30.41290.40.4-37
Fiji
850.20.3800.20.3+5
East Timor
810.20.51080.30.6-27
Thailand
790.20.2560.20.1+23
Nepal
790.20.260.00.0+73
Austria
770.20.1930.30.1-16
Laos
720.20.2740.20.2-2
Romania
700.20.2840.30.2-14
Indonesia
680.20.2550.20.1+13
Netherlands
640.20.1910.30.2-27
Bangladesh
640.20.2210.10.1+43
Uruguay
640.20.1700.20.1-6
Ukraine
520.10.1800.20.2-28
Iraq
460.10.1370.10.1+9
Argentina
440.10.2540.20.2-10
France
420.10.1200.10.1+22
Cambodia
410.10.1530.20.1-12
Liberia
410.10.180.00.0+33
Uganda
410.10.0100.00.0+31
Portugal
360.10.1460.10.2-10
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born19,85256.646.117,90753.443.3+1,945
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds19,00154.243.017,14251.240.2+1,859
Main English speaking countries
8512.43.17652.33.0+86
Australia
12,14734.646.912,65937.849.3-512
Not stated
3,0598.77.02,9438.87.5+116

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% Malta, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Philippines, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Croatia, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Greece, City of Brimbank: 1.3% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), City of Brimbank: 0.9% Bosnia and Herzegovina, City of Brimbank: 0.8% China, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Vietnam, St Albans: 15.7% India, St Albans: 6.4% Malta, St Albans: 4.1% Philippines, St Albans: 2.6% Croatia, St Albans: 2.5% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, St Albans: 1.8% Greece, St Albans: 1.7% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), St Albans: 1.6% Bosnia and Herzegovina, St Albans: 1.5% China, St Albans: 1.4%
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, St Albans: +936 India, St Albans: +1,707 Malta, St Albans: -360 Philippines, St Albans: +109 Croatia, St Albans: -199 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, St Albans: -79 Greece, St Albans: -47 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), St Albans: -199 Bosnia and Herzegovina, St Albans: -157 China, St Albans: +197
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 St Albans 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, 56.6% of the population was born overseas, and 54.2% 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 St Albans was Vietnam, where 15.7% of the population, or 5,501 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 (15.7% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (6.4% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malta (4.1% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,945 or 10.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,859 or 10.8%.

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

  • India (+1,707 persons)
  • Vietnam (+936 persons)
  • Malta (-360 persons)
  • Croatia (-199 persons)

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