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In 2011, 47% of people in Harvester 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 Harvester 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, Harvester 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
Harvester Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnam6,48613.19.85,47313.09.0+1,013
map this data in atlas.idIndia2,1694.44.39262.21.8+1,243
map this data in atlas.idMalta1,5303.12.91,7394.13.6-209
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines1,3322.72.99632.32.4+369
Italy
9351.92.01,0702.52.4-135
China
8271.71.14181.00.7+409
Greece
7241.51.38422.01.5-118
New Zealand
7011.41.36021.41.1+99
United Kingdom
6341.31.47521.81.6-118
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
4941.01.86421.52.2-148
Sudan
4721.00.84531.10.7+19
Burma (Myanmar)
4510.90.3120.00.0+439
Poland
4270.90.75231.20.9-96
Cyprus
4200.90.84601.11.0-40
Croatia
4150.81.54081.01.8+7
Sri Lanka
3220.70.71200.30.5+202
Germany
2760.60.62960.70.7-20
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
2710.50.93660.91.3-95
Ethiopia
2580.50.31710.40.2+87
Pakistan
2390.50.4480.10.2+191
Bangladesh
2310.50.21010.20.1+130
Malaysia
2250.50.41120.30.3+113
Chile
2070.40.42370.60.5-30
Turkey
1980.40.41710.40.4+27
Thailand
1950.40.2880.20.1+107
Fiji
1840.40.31130.30.3+71
Egypt
1790.40.61570.40.6+22
Nepal
1790.40.2130.00.0+166
East Timor
1720.30.51090.30.6+63
Indonesia
1600.30.2740.20.1+86
El Salvador
1570.30.31770.40.3-20
Hong Kong
1490.30.31330.30.3+16
Bosnia and Herzegovina
1390.30.81220.30.9+17
Samoa
1200.20.2910.20.2+29
Lebanon
1040.20.41030.20.5+1
Eritrea
920.20.1380.10.1+54
Mauritius
890.20.1540.10.1+35
Tonga
880.20.1750.20.1+13
Ukraine
860.20.11430.30.2-57
Romania
840.20.2960.20.2-12
Cambodia
800.20.1790.20.1+1
Iraq
780.20.1130.00.1+65
Iran
770.20.180.00.1+69
Papua New Guinea
710.10.0160.00.0+55
Albania
710.10.1560.10.1+15
Liberia
710.10.1290.10.0+42
Netherlands
690.10.1590.10.2+10
United States of America
680.10.1290.10.1+39
Argentina
680.10.2650.20.2+3
Ireland
640.10.1540.10.1+10
Uruguay
620.10.1600.10.1+2
Somalia
550.10.1440.10.1+11
South Korea
540.10.1280.10.0+26
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Harvester Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born24,55649.846.119,88047.443.3+4,676
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds23,03246.743.018,41743.940.2+4,615
Main English speaking countries
1,5243.13.11,4633.53.0+61
Australia
21,02042.646.918,79444.849.3+2,226
Not stated
3,7677.67.03,3047.97.5+463

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% Philippines, City of Brimbank: 2.9% Italy, City of Brimbank: 2.0% China, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Greece, City of Brimbank: 1.3% New Zealand, City of Brimbank: 1.3% United Kingdom, City of Brimbank: 1.4% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Vietnam, Harvester Ward: 13.1% India, Harvester Ward: 4.4% Malta, Harvester Ward: 3.1% Philippines, Harvester Ward: 2.7% Italy, Harvester Ward: 1.9% China, Harvester Ward: 1.7% Greece, Harvester Ward: 1.5% New Zealand, Harvester Ward: 1.4% United Kingdom, Harvester Ward: 1.3% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Harvester Ward: 1.0%
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, Harvester Ward: +1,013 India, Harvester Ward: +1,243 Malta, Harvester Ward: -209 Philippines, Harvester Ward: +369 Italy, Harvester Ward: -135 China, Harvester Ward: +409 Greece, Harvester Ward: -118 New Zealand, Harvester Ward: +99 United Kingdom, Harvester Ward: -118 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Harvester Ward: -148
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 Harvester 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, 49.8% of the population was born overseas, and 46.7% 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 Harvester Ward was Vietnam, where 13.1% of the population, or 6,486 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Harvester Ward and City of Brimbank was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (13.1% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 4,676 or 23.5%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 4,615 or 25.1%.

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

  • India (+1,243 persons)
  • Vietnam (+1,013 persons)
  • Burma (Myanmar) (+439 persons)
  • China (+409 persons)

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