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In 2016, 48% 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.

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
Grasslands Ward - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnam7,24313.211.25,97711.59.8+1,266
map this data in atlas.idIndia2,9105.34.82,0704.04.3+840
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines2,2264.13.02,1194.12.9+107
map this data in atlas.idMalta1,3862.52.31,5653.02.9-179
New Zealand
1,1352.11.78851.71.3+250
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1,0391.91.61,1762.31.8-137
China
8351.51.27261.41.1+109
Pakistan
7061.30.92640.50.4+442
Bosnia and Herzegovina
6371.20.67711.50.8-134
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
5491.00.87201.40.9-171
United Kingdom
5371.01.16551.31.4-118
Italy
5190.91.66191.22.0-100
Burma (Myanmar)
5100.90.8420.10.3+468
Croatia
4910.91.26491.21.5-158
Greece
4680.91.15881.11.3-120
Sri Lanka
3950.71.03490.70.7+46
Sudan
3710.70.65081.00.8-137
Cyprus
3390.60.73920.80.8-53
East Timor
3170.60.53320.60.5-15
Samoa
3020.60.41920.40.2+110
Ethiopia
2800.50.52480.50.3+32
Poland
2510.50.53470.70.7-96
Malaysia
2420.40.51900.40.4+52
Egypt
2350.40.52710.50.6-36
Germany
2310.40.53150.60.6-84
El Salvador
2250.40.31810.30.3+44
Turkey
2130.40.32710.50.4-58
Nepal
2010.40.3620.10.2+139
Chile
2000.40.43100.60.4-110
Iraq
1950.40.2850.20.1+110
Fiji
1850.30.31880.40.3-3
Laos
1840.30.21830.40.2+1
Lebanon
1630.30.41760.30.4-13
Hong Kong
1410.30.31560.30.3-15
Afghanistan
1230.20.2560.10.1+67
Thailand
1220.20.31230.20.2-1
Iran
1200.20.3270.10.1+93
Indonesia
1020.20.21470.30.2-45
Tonga
1020.20.1570.10.1+45
Bangladesh
1000.20.31040.20.2-4
Eritrea
880.20.2550.10.1+33
Portugal
840.20.11140.20.1-30
Liberia
600.10.1380.10.1+22
Mauritius
580.10.1650.10.1-7
Argentina
570.10.21130.20.2-56
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born27,98751.047.826,31250.446.1+1,675
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds26,25847.944.624,63247.243.0+1,626
Main English speaking countries
1,7293.23.21,6803.23.1+49
Australia
22,37640.844.921,80041.846.9+576
Not stated
4,5128.27.44,0557.87.0+457

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% Philippines, City of Brimbank: 3.0% Malta, City of Brimbank: 2.3% New Zealand, City of Brimbank: 1.7% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Brimbank: 1.6% China, City of Brimbank: 1.2% Pakistan, City of Brimbank: 0.9% Bosnia and Herzegovina, City of Brimbank: 0.6% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), City of Brimbank: 0.8% Vietnam, Grasslands Ward: 13.2% India, Grasslands Ward: 5.3% Philippines, Grasslands Ward: 4.1% Malta, Grasslands Ward: 2.5% New Zealand, Grasslands Ward: 2.1% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Grasslands Ward: 1.9% China, Grasslands Ward: 1.5% Pakistan, Grasslands Ward: 1.3% Bosnia and Herzegovina, Grasslands Ward: 1.2% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Grasslands Ward: 1.0%
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, Grasslands Ward: +1,266 India, Grasslands Ward: +840 Philippines, Grasslands Ward: +107 Malta, Grasslands Ward: -179 New Zealand, Grasslands Ward: +250 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Grasslands Ward: -137 China, Grasslands Ward: +109 Pakistan, Grasslands Ward: +442 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Grasslands Ward: -134 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Grasslands Ward: -171
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 Grasslands Ward 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, 51.0% of the population was born overseas, and 47.9% 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 Grasslands Ward was Vietnam, where 13.2% of the population, or 7,243 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 (13.2% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Philippines (4.1% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,675 or 6.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,626 or 6.6%.

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

  • Vietnam (+1,266 persons)
  • India (+840 persons)
  • Burma (Myanmar) (+468 persons)
  • Pakistan (+442 persons)

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