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In 2011, 3% of people in Colac Otway Shire, 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 Colac Otway Shire. 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, Colac Otway Shire'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
Colac Otway Shire - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
5772.83.55492.73.5+28
New Zealand
2061.01.01991.00.9+7
map this data in atlas.idNetherlands750.40.6840.40.6-9
map this data in atlas.idItaly750.40.6750.40.70
Germany
700.30.5650.30.5+5
China
520.30.2190.10.1+33
Philippines
400.20.3140.10.2+26
India
260.10.430.00.2+23
Sudan
260.10.1240.10.0+2
United States of America
220.10.2250.10.2-3
Malta
220.10.1200.10.1+2

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

Birthplace - Summary
Colac Otway Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,5337.510.61,3596.710.1+174
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds6903.45.55602.85.2+130
Main English speaking countries
8434.15.17993.94.9+44
Australia
17,84487.784.317,72887.484.3+116
Not stated
9664.75.01,2086.05.6-242

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, Regional VIC: 3.5% New Zealand, Regional VIC: 1.0% Netherlands, Regional VIC: 0.6% Italy, Regional VIC: 0.6% Germany, Regional VIC: 0.5% China, Regional VIC: 0.2% Philippines, Regional VIC: 0.3% Sudan, Regional VIC: 0.1% India, Regional VIC: 0.4% United States of America, Regional VIC: 0.2% United Kingdom, Colac Otway Shire: 2.8% New Zealand, Colac Otway Shire: 1.0% Netherlands, Colac Otway Shire: 0.4% Italy, Colac Otway Shire: 0.4% Germany, Colac Otway Shire: 0.3% China, Colac Otway Shire: 0.3% Philippines, Colac Otway Shire: 0.2% Sudan, Colac Otway Shire: 0.1% India, Colac Otway Shire: 0.1% United States of America, Colac Otway Shire: 0.1%
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, Colac Otway Shire: +28 New Zealand, Colac Otway Shire: +7 Netherlands, Colac Otway Shire: -9 Italy, Colac Otway Shire: 0 Germany, Colac Otway Shire: +5 China, Colac Otway Shire: +33 Philippines, Colac Otway Shire: +26 Sudan, Colac Otway Shire: +2 India, Colac Otway Shire: +23 United States of America, Colac Otway Shire: -3
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 Colac Otway Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC 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, 7.5% of the population was born overseas, and 3.4% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 10.6% and 5.5% respectively for Regional VIC.

There were no major differences between Colac Otway Shire and Regional VIC in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 174 or 12.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 130 or 23.2%.

There were no major differences in Colac Otway Shire between 2006 and 2011.

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