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In 2011, 47% of people in Sunshine 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 Sunshine 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, Sunshine 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
Sunshine District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnam6,00513.89.85,34013.29.0+665
map this data in atlas.idIndia1,8904.44.38942.21.8+996
map this data in atlas.idMalta1,4933.42.91,7274.33.6-234
Italy
9172.12.01,0672.62.4-150
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines8151.92.98142.02.4+1
China
7121.61.14121.00.7+300
Greece
7051.61.38382.11.5-133
United Kingdom
5831.31.47371.81.6-154
New Zealand
5201.21.35581.41.1-38
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
4641.11.86351.62.2-171
Burma (Myanmar)
4511.00.3120.00.0+439
Cyprus
4171.00.84601.11.0-43
Poland
4151.00.75161.30.9-101
Croatia
3910.91.54001.01.8-9
Sudan
3720.90.84441.10.7-72
Germany
2600.60.62930.70.7-33
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
2540.60.93530.91.3-99
Sri Lanka
2540.60.71070.30.5+147
Bangladesh
2220.50.21010.20.1+121
Pakistan
2110.50.4430.10.2+168
Ethiopia
2000.50.31580.40.2+42
Malaysia
1770.40.41050.30.3+72
Chile
1760.40.42180.50.5-42
Nepal
1720.40.2130.00.0+159
Turkey
1710.40.41710.40.40
Thailand
1660.40.2810.20.1+85
Egypt
1580.40.61570.40.6+1
Fiji
1410.30.3950.20.3+46
El Salvador
1280.30.31570.40.3-29
Hong Kong
1070.20.31300.30.3-23
Lebanon
1040.20.41030.30.5+1
Samoa
960.20.2810.20.2+15
Indonesia
930.20.2640.20.1+29
East Timor
930.20.5780.20.6+15
Bosnia and Herzegovina
900.20.81170.30.9-27
Ukraine
860.20.11430.40.2-57
Eritrea
790.20.1380.10.1+41
Iran
770.20.140.00.1+73
Tonga
720.20.1720.20.10
Mauritius
710.20.1510.10.1+20
Papua New Guinea
710.20.0160.00.0+55
Cambodia
700.20.1760.20.1-6
Iraq
690.20.1130.00.1+56
Liberia
680.20.1290.10.0+39
Albania
670.20.1560.10.1+11
Romania
630.10.2960.20.2-33
Netherlands
620.10.1510.10.2+11
Argentina
610.10.2650.20.2-4
Ireland
610.10.1540.10.1+7
United States of America
590.10.1260.10.1+33
Uruguay
570.10.1600.10.1-3
South Korea
540.10.1280.10.0+26
Somalia
520.10.1440.10.1+8
Colombia
440.10.1220.10.0+22
Russian Federation
440.10.1470.10.1-3
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Sunshine District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born21,71850.146.119,20447.543.3+2,514
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds20,45047.243.017,80344.040.2+2,647
Main English speaking countries
1,2682.93.11,4013.53.0-133
Australia
18,23942.146.918,08544.749.3+154
Not stated
3,4047.97.03,1827.97.5+222

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% Italy, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Philippines, City of Brimbank: 2.9% China, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Greece, City of Brimbank: 1.3% United Kingdom, City of Brimbank: 1.4% New Zealand, City of Brimbank: 1.3% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Vietnam, Sunshine District: 13.8% India, Sunshine District: 4.4% Malta, Sunshine District: 3.4% Italy, Sunshine District: 2.1% Philippines, Sunshine District: 1.9% China, Sunshine District: 1.6% Greece, Sunshine District: 1.6% United Kingdom, Sunshine District: 1.3% New Zealand, Sunshine District: 1.2% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Sunshine District: 1.1%
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, Sunshine District: +665 India, Sunshine District: +996 Malta, Sunshine District: -234 Italy, Sunshine District: -150 Philippines, Sunshine District: +1 China, Sunshine District: +300 Greece, Sunshine District: -133 United Kingdom, Sunshine District: -154 New Zealand, Sunshine District: -38 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Sunshine District: -171
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 Sunshine 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, 50.1% of the population was born overseas, and 47.2% 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 Sunshine District was Vietnam, where 13.8% of the population, or 6,005 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Sunshine District and City of Brimbank was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (13.8% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 2,514 or 13.1%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 2,647 or 14.9%.

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

  • India (+996 persons)
  • Vietnam (+665 persons)
  • Burma (Myanmar) (+439 persons)
  • China (+300 persons)

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