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In 2011, 52% of people in St Albans District, 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 District. 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 District'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 District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnam6,78114.69.85,81012.89.0+971
map this data in atlas.idIndia2,4525.34.36481.41.8+1,804
map this data in atlas.idMalta1,7833.82.92,1634.83.6-380
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines1,2662.72.91,0972.42.4+169
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1,0702.31.81,2102.72.2-140
Croatia
1,0392.21.51,2432.71.8-204
Greece
7201.51.38031.81.5-83
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
6791.50.99302.11.3-251
Bosnia and Herzegovina
6581.40.88671.90.9-209
Sudan
6011.30.85301.20.7+71
Italy
5601.22.06851.52.4-125
China
5511.21.13650.80.7+186
New Zealand
5391.21.34230.91.1+116
United Kingdom
5221.11.45691.31.6-47
Germany
4070.90.65241.20.7-117
Poland
3550.80.74681.00.9-113
Cyprus
3290.70.83620.81.0-33
Egypt
3040.70.63000.70.6+4
Sri Lanka
2580.60.72040.50.5+54
Chile
2220.50.42460.50.5-24
Lebanon
2180.50.42650.60.5-47
Pakistan
1900.40.41050.20.2+85
Ethiopia
1820.40.31050.20.2+77
East Timor
1780.40.52510.60.6-73
Turkey
1640.40.42040.50.4-40
Malaysia
1480.30.4940.20.3+54
Samoa
1480.30.21040.20.2+44
El Salvador
1480.30.31610.40.3-13
Hong Kong
1400.30.31510.30.3-11
Slovenia
1160.20.11120.20.2+4
Laos
1150.20.21230.30.2-8
Romania
1000.20.21100.20.2-10
Fiji
970.20.31020.20.3-5
Thailand
950.20.2760.20.1+19
Austria
930.20.11090.20.1-16
Argentina
840.20.2890.20.2-5
Netherlands
830.20.11120.20.2-29
Uruguay
820.20.11000.20.1-18
Indonesia
810.20.2700.20.1+11
Nepal
790.20.260.00.0+73
Bangladesh
770.20.2310.10.1+46
Iraq
750.20.1530.10.1+22
Portugal
630.10.1710.20.2-8
Mauritius
590.10.1490.10.1+10
Liberia
570.10.180.00.0+49
Ukraine
560.10.1800.20.2-24
Cambodia
530.10.1730.20.1-20
France
490.10.1310.10.1+18
Hungary
480.10.1610.10.1-13
Burma (Myanmar)
480.10.380.00.0+40
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
St Albans District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born25,29154.446.123,25251.443.3+2,039
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds24,13251.943.022,16549.040.2+1,967
Main English speaking countries
1,1592.53.11,0872.43.0+72
Australia
17,30537.246.918,03739.849.3-732
Not stated
3,9168.47.03,9768.87.5-60

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% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Croatia, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Greece, City of Brimbank: 1.3% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), City of Brimbank: 0.9% Bosnia and Herzegovina, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Sudan, City of Brimbank: 0.8% Vietnam, St Albans District: 14.6% India, St Albans District: 5.3% Malta, St Albans District: 3.8% Philippines, St Albans District: 2.7% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, St Albans District: 2.3% Croatia, St Albans District: 2.2% Greece, St Albans District: 1.5% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), St Albans District: 1.5% Bosnia and Herzegovina, St Albans District: 1.4% Sudan, St Albans District: 1.3%
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 District: +971 India, St Albans District: +1,804 Malta, St Albans District: -380 Philippines, St Albans District: +169 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, St Albans District: -140 Croatia, St Albans District: -204 Greece, St Albans District: -83 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), St Albans District: -251 Bosnia and Herzegovina, St Albans District: -209 Sudan, St Albans District: +71
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 District 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, 54.4% of the population was born overseas, and 51.9% 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 District was Vietnam, where 14.6% of the population, or 6,781 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (14.6% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (5.3% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 2,039 or 8.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,967 or 8.9%.

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

  • India (+1,804 persons)
  • Vietnam (+971 persons)
  • Malta (-380 persons)
  • Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia) (-251 persons)

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