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In 2011, 20% of people in Cranbourne East, 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 East. 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 East'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 East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
4725.94.62446.05.2+227
map this data in atlas.idIndia4065.14.1481.22.2+358
New Zealand
2202.82.4982.42.1+122
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka1772.23.0260.62.3+151
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines901.11.3300.71.0+60
South Africa
720.90.8190.50.7+53
China
590.71.0170.40.7+42
Netherlands
550.70.6340.80.7+21
map this data in atlas.idMauritius520.61.2441.11.1+8
Afghanistan
510.61.830.10.8+48
Cook Islands
400.50.280.20.1+32
Germany
350.40.4200.50.5+15
Fiji
340.40.7210.50.6+13
Italy
340.40.7280.70.8+6
Samoa
330.40.4230.60.3+10
Cambodia
270.30.590.20.4+18
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
250.30.7250.60.80
Malaysia
250.30.590.20.4+16
Romania
250.30.6110.30.6+14
Chile
240.30.4110.30.4+13
Ireland
220.30.230.10.2+19
Egypt
210.30.4110.30.3+10
Singapore
210.30.330.10.2+18
Zimbabwe
210.30.130.10.0+18
El Salvador
200.20.2270.70.3-7
Lebanon
200.20.360.10.3+14
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Cranbourne East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born2,38430.034.993323.030.3+1,451
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,57619.826.756013.821.9+1,016
Main English speaking countries
80810.28.23739.28.4+435
Australia
5,19965.460.82,90671.563.5+2,293
Not stated
3684.64.32255.56.2+143

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% India, City of Casey: 4.1% New Zealand, City of Casey: 2.4% Sri Lanka, City of Casey: 3.0% Philippines, City of Casey: 1.3% South Africa, City of Casey: 0.8% China, City of Casey: 1.0% Netherlands, City of Casey: 0.6% Mauritius, City of Casey: 1.2% Afghanistan, City of Casey: 1.8% United Kingdom, Cranbourne East: 5.9% India, Cranbourne East: 5.1% New Zealand, Cranbourne East: 2.8% Sri Lanka, Cranbourne East: 2.2% Philippines, Cranbourne East: 1.1% South Africa, Cranbourne East: 0.9% China, Cranbourne East: 0.7% Netherlands, Cranbourne East: 0.7% Mauritius, Cranbourne East: 0.6% Afghanistan, Cranbourne East: 0.6%
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 United Kingdom, Cranbourne East: +227 India, Cranbourne East: +358 New Zealand, Cranbourne East: +122 Sri Lanka, Cranbourne East: +151 Philippines, Cranbourne East: +60 South Africa, Cranbourne East: +53 China, Cranbourne East: +42 Netherlands, Cranbourne East: +21 Mauritius, Cranbourne East: +8 Afghanistan, Cranbourne East: +48
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 East 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, 30.0% of the population was born overseas, and 19.8% 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 East was India, where 5.1% of the population, or 406 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (5.9% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (5.1% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Afghanistan (0.6% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,451 or 155.5%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,016 or 181.4%.

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

  • India (+358 persons)
  • United Kingdom (+227 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+151 persons)
  • New Zealand (+122 persons)

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