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In 2016, 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.

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
Harvester Ward - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVietnam7,93814.511.26,48613.19.8+1,452
map this data in atlas.idIndia2,3554.34.82,1694.44.3+186
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines1,6243.03.01,3322.72.9+292
map this data in atlas.idMalta1,3332.42.31,5303.12.9-197
New Zealand
1,0101.81.77011.41.3+309
China
9211.71.28271.71.1+94
Burma (Myanmar)
8691.60.84510.90.3+418
Italy
7981.51.69351.92.0-137
Greece
7041.31.17241.51.3-20
Sri Lanka
6921.31.03220.70.7+370
Pakistan
6561.20.92390.50.4+417
United Kingdom
5391.01.16341.31.4-95
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
4490.81.64941.01.8-45
Ethiopia
4450.80.52580.50.3+187
Sudan
4190.80.64721.00.8-53
Malaysia
3670.70.52250.50.4+142
Cyprus
3610.70.74200.90.8-59
Poland
3170.60.54270.90.7-110
Croatia
3150.61.24150.81.5-100
Nepal
3150.60.31790.40.2+136
Bangladesh
3020.60.32310.50.2+71
Afghanistan
2980.50.2460.10.1+252
Iran
2950.50.3770.20.1+218
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
2280.40.82710.50.9-43
Chile
2040.40.42070.40.4-3
Samoa
1860.30.41200.20.2+66
Germany
1840.30.52760.60.6-92
Fiji
1740.30.31840.40.3-10
Thailand
1740.30.31950.40.2-21
Eritrea
1660.30.2920.20.1+74
Turkey
1650.30.31980.40.4-33
Hong Kong
1520.30.31490.30.3+3
El Salvador
1400.30.31570.30.3-17
East Timor
1390.30.51720.30.5-33
Bosnia and Herzegovina
1320.20.61390.30.8-7
Indonesia
1250.20.21600.30.2-35
Somalia
1080.20.1550.10.1+53
Egypt
980.20.51790.40.6-81
Liberia
870.20.1710.10.1+16
Iraq
860.20.2780.20.1+8
Lebanon
830.20.41040.20.4-21
Tonga
750.10.1880.20.1-13
Uruguay
640.10.1620.10.1+2
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born27,46650.347.824,55649.846.1+2,910
Non-English speaking backgrounds
25,81547.344.623,03246.743.0+2,783
Main English speaking countries
1,6513.03.21,5243.13.1+127
Australia
23,01642.144.921,02042.646.9+1,996
Not stated
4,1317.67.43,7677.67.0+364

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% China, City of Brimbank: 1.2% Burma (Myanmar), City of Brimbank: 0.8% Italy, City of Brimbank: 1.6% Greece, City of Brimbank: 1.1% Sri Lanka, City of Brimbank: 1.0% Vietnam, Harvester Ward: 14.5% India, Harvester Ward: 4.3% Philippines, Harvester Ward: 3.0% Malta, Harvester Ward: 2.4% New Zealand, Harvester Ward: 1.8% China, Harvester Ward: 1.7% Burma (Myanmar), Harvester Ward: 1.6% Italy, Harvester Ward: 1.5% Greece, Harvester Ward: 1.3% Sri Lanka, Harvester Ward: 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, Harvester Ward: +1,452 India, Harvester Ward: +186 Philippines, Harvester Ward: +292 Malta, Harvester Ward: -197 New Zealand, Harvester Ward: +309 China, Harvester Ward: +94 Burma (Myanmar), Harvester Ward: +418 Italy, Harvester Ward: -137 Greece, Harvester Ward: -20 Sri Lanka, Harvester Ward: +370
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 Harvester 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, 50.3% of the population was born overseas, and 47.3% 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 Harvester Ward was Vietnam, where 14.5% of the population, or 7,938 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 (14.5% compared to 11.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 2,910 or 11.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 2,783 or 12.1%.

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

  • Vietnam (+1,452 persons)
  • Burma (Myanmar) (+418 persons)
  • Pakistan (+417 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+370 persons)

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