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In 2011, 8% of people in Cranbourne South, 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 South. 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 South'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 South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom1156.84.61277.65.2-12
New Zealand231.42.4211.22.1+2

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

Birthplace - Summary
Cranbourne South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born28817.134.925315.130.3+35
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1277.526.7945.621.9+33
Main English speaking countries
1619.58.21599.58.4+2
Australia
1,37681.560.81,32979.163.5+47
Not stated
241.44.3985.86.2-74

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in Cranbourne South 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, 17.1% of the population was born overseas, and 7.5% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 34.9% and 26.7% respectively for the City of Casey.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (6.8% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in New Zealand (1.4% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 35 or 13.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 33 or 35.1%.

There were no major differences in Cranbourne South between 2006 and 2011.

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