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In 2011, 18% of people in Cranbourne, 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 Cranbourne. 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, Cranbourne'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
Cranbourne - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
9795.34.69896.75.2-10
New Zealand
5773.12.43662.52.1+211
map this data in atlas.idIndia5372.94.1820.62.2+455
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines2381.31.3890.61.0+149
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka2321.23.0770.52.3+155
Afghanistan
2081.11.8160.10.8+192
Netherlands
1600.90.61561.10.7+4
map this data in atlas.idMauritius1350.71.2460.31.1+89
China
1080.61.0500.30.7+58
Samoa
1030.60.4310.20.3+72
Italy
980.50.7880.60.8+10
Germany
840.50.41250.80.5-41
Cambodia
830.40.5200.10.4+63
South Africa
750.40.8480.30.7+27
Fiji
750.40.7330.20.6+42
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
660.40.7820.60.8-16
Sudan
580.30.390.10.2+49
Greece
570.30.3430.30.4+14
Ireland
560.30.2520.40.2+4
Chile
550.30.4330.20.4+22
Romania
490.30.6270.20.6+22
Pakistan
460.20.400.00.2+46
Malaysia
410.20.5290.20.4+12
Egypt
380.20.4430.30.3-5
Bosnia and Herzegovina
370.20.5150.10.4+22
Malta
320.20.2300.20.2+2
El Salvador
310.20.2120.10.3+19
Cook Islands
290.20.2110.10.1+18
Vietnam
290.20.530.00.5+26
Argentina
290.20.1140.10.2+15
Poland
290.20.5310.20.6-2
Croatia
290.20.5110.10.6+18
Hungary
280.20.2280.20.20
Austria
270.10.1130.10.1+14
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
240.10.260.00.2+18
Ethiopia
220.10.130.00.1+19
Lebanon
200.10.3250.20.3-5
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Cranbourne - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,97526.734.92,97620.230.3+1,999
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds3,25917.526.71,49210.121.9+1,767
Main English speaking countries
1,7169.28.21,48410.18.4+232
Australia
12,59267.760.810,82573.363.5+1,767
Not stated
1,0455.64.39616.56.2+84

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, City of Casey: 4.6% New Zealand, City of Casey: 2.4% India, City of Casey: 4.1% Philippines, City of Casey: 1.3% Sri Lanka, City of Casey: 3.0% Afghanistan, City of Casey: 1.8% Netherlands, City of Casey: 0.6% Mauritius, City of Casey: 1.2% China, City of Casey: 1.0% Samoa, City of Casey: 0.4% United Kingdom, Cranbourne: 5.3% New Zealand, Cranbourne: 3.1% India, Cranbourne: 2.9% Philippines, Cranbourne: 1.3% Sri Lanka, Cranbourne: 1.2% Afghanistan, Cranbourne: 1.1% Netherlands, Cranbourne: 0.9% Mauritius, Cranbourne: 0.7% China, Cranbourne: 0.6% Samoa, Cranbourne: 0.6%
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, Cranbourne: -10 New Zealand, Cranbourne: +211 India, Cranbourne: +455 Philippines, Cranbourne: +149 Sri Lanka, Cranbourne: +155 Afghanistan, Cranbourne: +192 Netherlands, Cranbourne: +4 Mauritius, Cranbourne: +89 China, Cranbourne: +58 Samoa, Cranbourne: +72
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 Cranbourne in 2011 compared to the City of Casey 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, 26.7% of the population was born overseas, and 17.5% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 34.9% and 26.7% respectively for the City of Casey.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Cranbourne was India, where 2.9% of the population, or 537 people, were born.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people born in Sri Lanka (1.2% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (2.9% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,999 or 67.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,767 or 118.4%.

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

  • India (+455 persons)
  • New Zealand (+211 persons)
  • Afghanistan (+192 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+155 persons)

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