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In 2011, 3% of people in Buloke Shire, 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 Buloke Shire. 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, Buloke Shire'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
Buloke Shire - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom1161.83.51191.73.5-3
New Zealand500.81.0260.40.9+24
India410.60.460.10.2+35
Philippines270.40.370.10.2+20
Netherlands220.30.6200.30.6+2

Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Buloke Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Total overseas born3595.610.62904.210.1+69
Non-English speaking backgrounds1682.65.51271.95.2+41
Main English speaking countries1913.05.11632.44.9+28
Australia5,76790.384.36,22390.884.3-456
Not stated2614.15.03394.95.6-78

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 United Kingdom, Regional VIC: 3.5% New Zealand, Regional VIC: 1.0% India, Regional VIC: 0.4% Philippines, Regional VIC: 0.3% Netherlands, Regional VIC: 0.6% United Kingdom, Buloke Shire: 1.8% New Zealand, Buloke Shire: 0.8% India, Buloke Shire: 0.6% Philippines, Buloke Shire: 0.4% Netherlands, Buloke Shire: 0.3%
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 United Kingdom, Buloke Shire: -3 New Zealand, Buloke Shire: +24 India, Buloke Shire: +35 Philippines, Buloke Shire: +20 Netherlands, Buloke Shire: +2
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 Buloke Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, as well as a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 5.6% of the population was born overseas, and 2.6% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 10.6% and 5.5% respectively for Regional VIC.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Buloke Shire and Regional VIC was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (1.8% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 69 or 23.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 41 or 32.3%.

There were no major differences in Buloke Shire between 2006 and 2011.

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