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In 2011, 22% of people in Cranbourne West, 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 West. 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 West'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 West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
New Zealand
4355.02.43765.12.1+59
map this data in atlas.idIndia4214.84.1941.32.2+327
United Kingdom
2943.44.63334.55.2-39
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka2032.33.01351.82.3+68
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines1391.61.3801.11.0+59
Samoa
1131.30.4961.30.3+17
Afghanistan
1001.11.8100.10.8+90
Fiji
740.80.7340.50.6+40
map this data in atlas.idMauritius670.81.2360.51.1+31
Cook Islands
540.60.2190.30.1+35
South Africa
480.50.8300.40.7+18
Vietnam
420.50.5120.20.5+30
Germany
390.40.4360.50.5+3
Sudan
350.40.330.00.2+32
Cambodia
320.40.5130.20.4+19
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
320.40.7410.60.8-9
Pakistan
310.40.4120.20.2+19
China
300.31.0240.30.7+6
Malaysia
270.30.5100.10.4+17
Bosnia and Herzegovina
230.30.5270.40.4-4
Netherlands
220.30.6270.40.7-5
Italy
210.20.7260.40.8-5
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Cranbourne West - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born2,69330.834.91,81624.530.3+877
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,89121.626.71,04814.121.9+843
Main English speaking countries
8029.28.276810.48.4+34
Australia
5,65364.660.85,12569.163.5+528
Not stated
3994.64.34726.46.2-73

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 New Zealand, City of Casey: 2.4% India, City of Casey: 4.1% United Kingdom, City of Casey: 4.6% Sri Lanka, City of Casey: 3.0% Philippines, City of Casey: 1.3% Samoa, City of Casey: 0.4% Afghanistan, City of Casey: 1.8% Fiji, City of Casey: 0.7% Mauritius, City of Casey: 1.2% Cook Islands, City of Casey: 0.2% New Zealand, Cranbourne West: 5.0% India, Cranbourne West: 4.8% United Kingdom, Cranbourne West: 3.4% Sri Lanka, Cranbourne West: 2.3% Philippines, Cranbourne West: 1.6% Samoa, Cranbourne West: 1.3% Afghanistan, Cranbourne West: 1.1% Fiji, Cranbourne West: 0.8% Mauritius, Cranbourne West: 0.8% Cook Islands, Cranbourne West: 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 New Zealand, Cranbourne West: +59 India, Cranbourne West: +327 United Kingdom, Cranbourne West: -39 Sri Lanka, Cranbourne West: +68 Philippines, Cranbourne West: +59 Samoa, Cranbourne West: +17 Afghanistan, Cranbourne West: +90 Fiji, Cranbourne West: +40 Mauritius, Cranbourne West: +31 Cook Islands, Cranbourne West: +35
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 West 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, 30.8% of the population was born overseas, and 21.6% 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 West was India, where 4.8% of the population, or 421 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in New Zealand (5.0% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (3.4% compared to 4.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 877 or 48.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 843 or 80.4%.

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

  • India (+327 persons)
  • Afghanistan (+90 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+68 persons)
  • New Zealand (+59 persons)

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