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In 2016, 31% of people in the City of Casey, 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 the City of Casey. 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, the City of Casey'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
City of Casey - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idIndia17,9316.03.610,3134.12.7+7,618
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka11,2793.81.27,5523.01.1+3,727
United Kingdom
10,7283.63.611,4974.64.1-769
Afghanistan
8,5342.90.44,4391.80.2+4,095
New Zealand
7,1122.41.85,9752.41.7+1,137
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines4,6961.61.03,3251.30.8+1,371
China
4,2691.43.52,5571.02.3+1,712
map this data in atlas.idMauritius3,1721.10.33,1121.20.3+60
Pakistan
2,3970.80.41,0190.40.2+1,378
South Africa
2,0590.70.51,9290.80.5+130
Fiji
1,9250.60.21,6810.70.2+244
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
1,7570.60.31,7290.70.4+28
Vietnam
1,6620.61.81,2150.51.7+447
Italy
1,6580.61.41,6760.71.7-18
Cambodia
1,6560.60.31,3100.50.3+346
Malaysia
1,5310.51.11,2170.51.0+314
Romania
1,3820.50.11,3990.60.1-17
Samoa
1,3640.50.19360.40.1+428
Croatia
1,2650.40.31,3350.50.4-70
Poland
1,2610.40.31,2770.50.4-16
Netherlands
1,2390.40.31,3990.60.3-160
Egypt
1,1840.40.39440.40.3+240
Bosnia and Herzegovina
1,1280.40.21,1400.50.2-12
Sudan
1,1150.40.27370.30.2+378
Germany
1,0330.30.51,0960.40.5-63
Chile
1,0300.30.21,0530.40.2-23
Iran
8850.30.42920.10.2+593
East Timor
8690.30.18440.30.1+25
Indonesia
8360.30.45960.20.4+240
Turkey
7960.30.38040.30.4-8
Greece
7930.31.07630.31.2+30
Singapore
7410.20.36500.30.3+91
Lebanon
7070.20.46400.30.4+67
Thailand
6550.20.34560.20.2+199
Iraq
6510.20.43670.10.3+284
El Salvador
5940.20.15980.20.1-4
United States of America
5720.20.44700.20.4+102
Ireland
5440.20.35250.20.3+19
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
5130.20.44730.20.4+40
Zimbabwe
4920.20.13020.10.1+190
Cook Islands
4910.20.04110.20.0+80
Hungary
4830.20.14930.20.1-10
Hong Kong
4550.20.53520.10.4+103
South Korea
4180.10.31460.10.2+272
Bangladesh
3950.10.22180.10.1+177
Malta
3860.10.44290.20.5-43
Kenya
3610.10.12160.10.1+145
Argentina
3300.10.13540.10.1-24
United Arab Emirates
3160.10.12090.10.0+107
Nepal
3040.10.21180.00.1+186
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
City of Casey - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born114,18638.233.887,99034.931.4+26,196
Non-English speaking backgrounds
92,93631.127.067,36026.724.2+25,576
Main English speaking countries
21,2507.16.820,6308.27.2+620
Australia
168,02956.159.8153,52160.863.3+14,508
Not stated
17,0615.76.410,8684.35.3+6,193

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 India, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Sri Lanka, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% United Kingdom, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Afghanistan, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Philippines, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% China, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Mauritius, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Pakistan, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% South Africa, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% India, City of Casey: 6.0% Sri Lanka, City of Casey: 3.8% United Kingdom, City of Casey: 3.6% Afghanistan, City of Casey: 2.9% New Zealand, City of Casey: 2.4% Philippines, City of Casey: 1.6% China, City of Casey: 1.4% Mauritius, City of Casey: 1.1% Pakistan, City of Casey: 0.8% South Africa, City of Casey: 0.7%
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 India, City of Casey: +7,618 Sri Lanka, City of Casey: +3,727 United Kingdom, City of Casey: -769 Afghanistan, City of Casey: +4,095 New Zealand, City of Casey: +1,137 Philippines, City of Casey: +1,371 China, City of Casey: +1,712 Mauritius, City of Casey: +60 Pakistan, City of Casey: +1,378 South Africa, City of Casey: +130
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 the City of Casey in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 38.2% of the population was born overseas, and 31.1% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 33.8% and 27.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the City of Casey was India, where 6.0% of the population, or 17,931 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in the City of Casey and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Sri Lanka (3.8% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Afghanistan (2.9% compared to 0.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (6.0% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (1.4% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 26,196 or 29.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 25,576 or 38.0%.

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

  • India (+7,618 persons)
  • Afghanistan (+4,095 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+3,727 persons)
  • China (+1,712 persons)

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