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In 2011, 34% of people in Sydenham 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 Sydenham 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, Sydenham 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
Sydenham District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idIndia2,1084.54.31,1302.41.8+978
map this data in atlas.idVietnam1,3642.99.81,4053.09.0-41
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1,1732.51.81,2542.72.2-81
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines1,1172.42.91,0052.22.4+112
map this data in atlas.idMalta1,0582.32.91,1852.53.6-127
Italy
1,0382.22.01,0842.32.4-46
Croatia
8461.81.51,0392.21.8-193
United Kingdom
6601.41.47361.61.6-76
Greece
5781.21.35931.31.5-15
Sri Lanka
5331.10.73740.80.5+159
New Zealand
5041.11.33780.81.1+126
Cyprus
4901.10.84791.01.0+11
Egypt
4771.00.64100.90.6+67
East Timor
4220.90.54771.00.6-55
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
3600.80.94681.01.3-108
Poland
2960.60.73280.70.9-32
Lebanon
2960.60.43310.70.5-35
China
2900.61.11780.40.7+112
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2610.60.82560.60.9+5
Germany
1770.40.62050.40.7-28
Turkey
1770.40.42200.50.4-43
Chile
1580.30.41860.40.5-28
Malaysia
1490.30.41370.30.3+12
Pakistan
1230.30.4960.20.2+27
South Africa
1160.30.11210.30.1-5
Fiji
1110.20.31140.20.3-3
Argentina
970.20.21350.30.2-38
Romania
920.20.2910.20.2+1
Syria
910.20.1670.10.1+24
Laos
900.20.2890.20.2+2
Singapore
890.20.1760.20.1+13
Sudan
840.20.8650.10.7+19
Iraq
830.20.1580.10.1+25
Ukraine
790.20.1520.10.2+27
El Salvador
770.20.3730.20.3+4
Portugal
750.20.1790.20.2-4
Hong Kong
710.20.3870.20.3-16
United States of America
690.10.1260.10.1+43
Indonesia
620.10.2720.20.1-10
Slovenia
600.10.1430.10.2+17
Netherlands
580.10.1610.10.2-3
Mauritius
580.10.1590.10.1-1
Samoa
560.10.2340.10.2+22
Uruguay
520.10.1610.10.1-9
Spain
480.10.1480.10.10
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Sydenham District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born17,34037.446.116,37735.143.3+963
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds15,91234.343.015,01932.240.2+893
Main English speaking countries
1,4283.13.11,3582.93.0+70
Australia
26,65957.546.927,50559.049.3-846
Not stated
2,3915.27.02,7365.97.5-345

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 India, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Vietnam, City of Brimbank: 9.8% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Philippines, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Malta, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Italy, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Croatia, City of Brimbank: 1.5% United Kingdom, City of Brimbank: 1.4% Greece, City of Brimbank: 1.3% Sri Lanka, City of Brimbank: 0.7% India, Sydenham District: 4.5% Vietnam, Sydenham District: 2.9% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Sydenham District: 2.5% Philippines, Sydenham District: 2.4% Malta, Sydenham District: 2.3% Italy, Sydenham District: 2.2% Croatia, Sydenham District: 1.8% United Kingdom, Sydenham District: 1.4% Greece, Sydenham District: 1.2% Sri Lanka, Sydenham 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 India, Sydenham District: +978 Vietnam, Sydenham District: -41 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Sydenham District: -81 Philippines, Sydenham District: +112 Malta, Sydenham District: -127 Italy, Sydenham District: -46 Croatia, Sydenham District: -193 United Kingdom, Sydenham District: -76 Greece, Sydenham District: -15 Sri Lanka, Sydenham District: +159
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 Sydenham District in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, as well as a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 37.4% of the population was born overseas, and 34.3% 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 Sydenham District was India, where 4.5% of the population, or 2,108 people, were born.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (2.9% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 963 or 5.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 893 or 5.9%.

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

  • India (+978 persons)
  • Croatia (-193 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+159 persons)
  • Malta (-127 persons)

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