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In 2011, 47% of people in Grasslands Ward, 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 Grasslands Ward. 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, Grasslands Ward'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
Grasslands Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnam5,97711.59.84,76010.69.0+1,217
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines2,1194.12.91,5353.42.4+584
map this data in atlas.idIndia2,0704.04.35671.31.8+1,503
map this data in atlas.idMalta1,5653.02.91,7203.83.6-155
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1,1762.31.81,2682.82.2-92
New Zealand
8851.71.35071.11.1+378
Bosnia and Herzegovina
7711.50.88291.80.9-58
China
7261.41.13110.70.7+415
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
7201.40.98491.91.3-129
United Kingdom
6551.31.46811.51.6-26
Croatia
6491.21.57191.61.8-70
Italy
6191.22.07581.72.4-139
Greece
5881.11.36191.41.5-31
Sudan
5081.00.83750.80.7+133
Cyprus
3920.80.84531.01.0-61
Sri Lanka
3490.70.72300.50.5+119
Poland
3470.70.74180.90.9-71
East Timor
3320.60.53390.80.6-7
Germany
3150.60.63440.80.7-29
Chile
3100.60.43050.70.5+5
Turkey
2710.50.42250.50.4+46
Egypt
2710.50.62510.60.6+20
Pakistan
2640.50.41160.30.2+148
Ethiopia
2480.50.31350.30.2+113
Samoa
1920.40.21250.30.2+67
Malaysia
1900.40.4930.20.3+97
Fiji
1880.40.31400.30.3+48
Laos
1830.40.21750.40.2+8
El Salvador
1810.30.31820.40.3-1
Lebanon
1760.30.41930.40.5-17
Hong Kong
1560.30.31600.40.3-4
Indonesia
1470.30.2770.20.1+70
Thailand
1230.20.2770.20.1+46
Portugal
1140.20.11270.30.2-13
Argentina
1130.20.21000.20.2+13
Bangladesh
1040.20.2230.10.1+81
Iraq
850.20.1420.10.1+43
Uruguay
840.20.1760.20.1+8
Romania
790.20.2760.20.2+3
Albania
750.10.1310.10.1+44
Slovenia
690.10.1740.20.2-5
Cook Islands
670.10.0110.00.0+56
Spain
650.10.1560.10.1+9
Mauritius
650.10.1380.10.1+27
Cambodia
640.10.1720.20.1-8
Austria
630.10.1690.20.1-6
Nepal
620.10.200.00.0+62
Singapore
580.10.1240.10.1+34
Tonga
570.10.1360.10.1+21
Afghanistan
560.10.1380.10.1+18
Netherlands
560.10.1740.20.2-18
Eritrea
550.10.1170.00.1+38
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Grasslands Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born26,31250.446.121,32147.343.3+4,991
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds24,63247.243.020,02044.440.2+4,612
Main English speaking countries
1,6803.23.11,3012.93.0+379
Australia
21,80041.846.919,85444.049.3+1,946
Not stated
4,0557.87.03,9398.77.5+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% Philippines, City of Brimbank: 2.9% India, City of Brimbank: 4.3% Malta, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Brimbank: 1.8% New Zealand, City of Brimbank: 1.3% Bosnia and Herzegovina, City of Brimbank: 0.8% China, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), City of Brimbank: 0.9% United Kingdom, City of Brimbank: 1.4% Vietnam, Grasslands Ward: 11.5% Philippines, Grasslands Ward: 4.1% India, Grasslands Ward: 4.0% Malta, Grasslands Ward: 3.0% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Grasslands Ward: 2.3% New Zealand, Grasslands Ward: 1.7% Bosnia and Herzegovina, Grasslands Ward: 1.5% China, Grasslands Ward: 1.4% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Grasslands Ward: 1.4% United Kingdom, Grasslands Ward: 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, Grasslands Ward: +1,217 Philippines, Grasslands Ward: +584 India, Grasslands Ward: +1,503 Malta, Grasslands Ward: -155 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Grasslands Ward: -92 New Zealand, Grasslands Ward: +378 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Grasslands Ward: -58 China, Grasslands Ward: +415 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Grasslands Ward: -129 United Kingdom, Grasslands Ward: -26
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 Grasslands Ward 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, 50.4% 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 Grasslands Ward was Vietnam, where 11.5% of the population, or 5,977 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Grasslands Ward and City of Brimbank were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (11.5% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Philippines (4.1% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 4,991 or 23.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 4,612 or 23.0%.

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

  • India (+1,503 persons)
  • Vietnam (+1,217 persons)
  • Philippines (+584 persons)
  • China (+415 persons)

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