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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In 2016, 48% 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.

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
Sunshine District - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnam7,30415.711.26,00513.89.8+1,299
map this data in atlas.idIndia1,8964.14.81,8904.44.3+6
map this data in atlas.idMalta1,2922.82.31,4933.42.9-201
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines9262.03.08151.92.9+111
Burma (Myanmar)
8691.90.84511.00.3+418
Italy
7781.71.69172.12.0-139
China
7771.71.27121.61.1+65
New Zealand
7481.61.75201.21.3+228
Greece
6871.51.17051.61.3-18
Sri Lanka
6281.31.02540.60.7+374
Pakistan
5641.20.92110.50.4+353
United Kingdom
4801.01.15831.31.4-103
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
3950.81.64641.11.8-69
Cyprus
3550.80.74171.00.8-62
Sudan
3340.70.63720.90.8-38
Ethiopia
3160.70.52000.50.3+116
Nepal
3120.70.31720.40.2+140
Poland
3050.70.54151.00.7-110
Croatia
2940.61.23910.91.5-97
Malaysia
2930.60.51770.40.4+116
Iran
2920.60.3770.20.1+215
Bangladesh
2880.60.32220.50.2+66
Afghanistan
2770.60.2410.10.1+236
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
1960.40.82540.60.9-58
Germany
1810.40.52600.60.6-79
Thailand
1570.30.31660.40.2-9
Turkey
1530.30.31710.40.4-18
Chile
1430.30.41760.40.4-33
Eritrea
1340.30.2790.20.1+55
Samoa
1250.30.4960.20.2+29
Fiji
1210.30.31410.30.3-20
Hong Kong
1160.20.31070.20.3+9
El Salvador
1070.20.31280.30.3-21
Somalia
1040.20.1520.10.1+52
Egypt
810.20.51580.40.6-77
Bosnia and Herzegovina
810.20.6900.20.8-9
Indonesia
760.20.2930.20.2-17
Lebanon
750.20.41040.20.4-29
Iraq
690.10.2690.20.10
Tonga
620.10.1720.20.1-10
East Timor
550.10.5930.20.5-38
Uruguay
540.10.1570.10.1-3
Liberia
530.10.1680.20.1-15
Cambodia
490.10.1700.20.1-21
Romania
440.10.1630.10.2-19
South Korea
440.10.1540.10.1-10
United States of America
390.10.1590.10.1-20
Albania
380.10.1670.20.1-29
Colombia
380.10.1440.10.1-6
Mauritius
370.10.1710.20.1-34
Taiwan
360.10.1290.10.1+7
Ukraine
350.10.1860.20.1-51
Papua New Guinea
350.10.0710.20.0-36
Nigeria
330.10.1280.10.0+5
Portugal
310.10.1310.10.10
Argentina
300.10.2610.10.2-31
Libya
290.10.1290.10.10
Singapore
270.10.1150.00.1+12
Uganda
270.10.030.00.0+24
Kenya
260.10.1370.10.1-11
Syria
250.10.1150.00.1+10
Laos
200.00.2260.10.2-6
Russian Federation
200.00.1440.10.1-24
Congo, Democratic Republic of
200.00.0360.10.0-16
Slovenia
190.00.1400.10.1-21
Netherlands
190.00.1620.10.1-43
Peru
180.00.0300.10.0-12
Japan
170.00.0310.10.1-14
Canada
160.00.1210.00.1-5
Cook Islands
150.00.160.00.0+9
Ireland
140.00.1610.10.1-47
South Africa
140.00.1240.10.1-10
Hungary
130.00.1360.10.1-23
United Arab Emirates
130.00.080.00.0+5
Tanzania
100.00.0320.10.0-22
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born23,68750.947.821,71850.146.1+1,969
Non-English speaking backgrounds
22,37648.044.620,45047.243.0+1,926
Main English speaking countries
1,3112.83.21,2682.93.1+43
Australia
19,18341.244.918,23942.146.9+944
Not stated
3,7108.07.43,4047.97.0+306

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% Burma (Myanmar), City of Brimbank: 0.8% Italy, City of Brimbank: 1.6% China, City of Brimbank: 1.2% New Zealand, City of Brimbank: 1.7% Greece, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Sri Lanka, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Vietnam, Sunshine District: 15.7% India, Sunshine District: 4.1% Malta, Sunshine District: 2.8% Philippines, Sunshine District: 2.0% Burma (Myanmar), Sunshine District: 1.9% Italy, Sunshine District: 1.7% China, Sunshine District: 1.7% New Zealand, Sunshine District: 1.6% Greece, Sunshine District: 1.5% Sri Lanka, Sunshine District: 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, Sunshine District: +1,299 India, Sunshine District: +6 Malta, Sunshine District: -201 Philippines, Sunshine District: +111 Burma (Myanmar), Sunshine District: +418 Italy, Sunshine District: -139 China, Sunshine District: +65 New Zealand, Sunshine District: +228 Greece, Sunshine District: -18 Sri Lanka, Sunshine District: +374
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 Sunshine District 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, 50.9% of the population was born overseas, and 48.0% 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 Sunshine District was Vietnam, where 15.7% of the population, or 7,304 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (15.7% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Burma (Myanmar) (1.9% compared to 0.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,969 or 9.1%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,926 or 9.4%.

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

  • Vietnam (+1,299 persons)
  • Burma (Myanmar) (+418 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+374 persons)
  • Pakistan (+353 persons)

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