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In 2011, 45% of people in Horseshoe Bend 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 Horseshoe Bend 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, Horseshoe Bend 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
Horseshoe Bend Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnam4,13513.29.83,48611.39.0+650
map this data in atlas.idIndia1,3474.34.33931.31.8+955
map this data in atlas.idMalta1,0603.42.91,3194.33.6-259
Italy
8472.72.09122.92.4-66
Croatia
7262.31.58532.81.8-127
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines6091.92.95611.82.4+48
United Kingdom
4561.51.45051.61.6-49
Greece
4441.41.34971.61.5-53
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
4151.31.84801.52.2-64
Germany
3321.10.64081.30.7-76
New Zealand
3121.01.32790.91.1+33
China
2780.91.12100.70.7+67
Sudan
2760.90.83191.00.7-43
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
2700.90.94061.31.3-136
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2650.80.83591.20.9-94
Poland
2120.70.72790.90.9-67
Cyprus
1820.60.81940.61.0-12
Egypt
1730.60.61730.60.60
Sri Lanka
1500.50.71110.40.5+39
Lebanon
1450.50.41790.60.5-34
Chile
1210.40.41230.40.5-2
Hong Kong
1070.30.3850.30.3+22
Malaysia
1060.30.4860.30.3+20
Pakistan
840.30.4380.10.2+46
Netherlands
810.30.1910.30.2-11
Samoa
790.30.2510.20.2+28
El Salvador
790.30.3880.30.3-9
Slovenia
780.20.1780.30.20
Ethiopia
730.20.3410.10.2+32
Austria
690.20.1760.20.1-7
Fiji
650.20.3640.20.3+1
Turkey
620.20.41020.30.4-40
Romania
560.20.2690.20.2-13
Argentina
530.20.2610.20.2-8
Uruguay
470.10.1590.20.1-12
Bangladesh
460.10.2210.10.1+25
Nepal
440.10.260.00.0+38
Thailand
430.10.2420.10.1+1
Syria
400.10.1380.10.1+2
Iraq
370.10.1310.10.1+6
Ukraine
350.10.1580.20.2-23
Liberia
350.10.180.00.0+27
Portugal
340.10.1400.10.2-6
United States of America
330.10.1320.10.1+1
Mauritius
320.10.1300.10.1+2
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Horseshoe Bend Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born14,95347.746.114,18445.843.3+768
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds14,09244.943.013,30243.040.2+789
Main English speaking countries
8612.73.18822.93.0-21
Australia
14,06644.846.914,42646.649.3-359
Not stated
2,3597.57.02,3367.57.5+24

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% Italy, City of Brimbank: 2.0% Croatia, City of Brimbank: 1.5% Philippines, City of Brimbank: 2.9% United Kingdom, City of Brimbank: 1.4% Greece, City of Brimbank: 1.3% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Brimbank: 1.8% Germany, City of Brimbank: 0.6% Vietnam, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 13.2% India, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 4.3% Malta, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 3.4% Italy, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 2.7% Croatia, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 2.3% Philippines, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 1.9% United Kingdom, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 1.5% Greece, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 1.4% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 1.3% Germany, Horseshoe Bend Ward: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 Vietnam, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +650 India, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +955 Malta, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -259 Italy, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -66 Croatia, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -127 Philippines, Horseshoe Bend Ward: +48 United Kingdom, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -49 Greece, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -53 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -64 Germany, Horseshoe Bend Ward: -76
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 Horseshoe Bend 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, 47.7% of the population was born overseas, and 44.9% 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 Horseshoe Bend Ward was Vietnam, where 13.2% of the population, or 4,135 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (13.2% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 769 or 5.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 790 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 (+955 persons)
  • Vietnam (+650 persons)
  • Malta (-259 persons)
  • Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia) (-136 persons)

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