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In 2011, 14% of people in Carrum Downs, 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 Carrum Downs. 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, Carrum Downs'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
Carrum Downs - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
1,0605.67.91,1216.58.7-61
New Zealand
5122.72.33862.22.1+126
map this data in atlas.idIndia4222.21.02021.20.6+220
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines2391.30.71590.90.5+80
Sri Lanka
1810.90.51731.00.4+8
Netherlands
1710.90.61580.90.7+13
Fiji
1220.60.2940.50.2+28
South Africa
1220.60.6590.30.4+63
Mauritius
1100.60.3670.40.2+43
Italy
920.50.5810.50.5+11
Germany
850.40.61060.60.7-21
Chile
600.30.1460.30.2+14
Afghanistan
600.30.1900.50.2-30
Cook Islands
590.30.1300.20.1+29
China
580.30.5230.10.3+35
Poland
510.30.3480.30.3+3
Vietnam
480.30.1180.10.1+30
Ireland
450.20.4290.20.4+16
Croatia
430.20.2500.30.2-7
Greece
420.20.3460.30.3-4
United States of America
420.20.3280.20.2+14
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
410.20.2400.20.2+1
Thailand
370.20.1250.10.1+12
Malta
360.20.1210.10.1+15
Romania
350.20.1230.10.1+12
Cambodia
340.20.1290.20.0+5
Pakistan
320.20.1240.10.0+8
Malaysia
320.20.2230.10.2+9
Lebanon
310.20.1360.20.1-5
Russian Federation
300.20.170.00.1+23
Turkey
290.20.130.00.1+26
Sudan
260.10.180.00.1+18
Hungary
230.10.1190.10.1+4
Samoa
210.10.1220.10.1-1
Indonesia
210.10.1230.10.1-2
Singapore
200.10.1150.10.1+5
Zimbabwe
200.10.160.00.1+14
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Carrum Downs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,43423.221.83,68021.420.8+754
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds2,64013.810.22,04111.88.8+599
Main English speaking countries
1,7949.411.61,6409.512.0+154
Australia
13,35570.072.612,05970.071.9+1,296
Not stated
1,2906.85.61,4968.77.3-206

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, Frankston City: 7.9% New Zealand, Frankston City: 2.3% India, Frankston City: 1.0% Philippines, Frankston City: 0.7% Sri Lanka, Frankston City: 0.5% Netherlands, Frankston City: 0.6% South Africa, Frankston City: 0.6% Fiji, Frankston City: 0.2% Mauritius, Frankston City: 0.3% Italy, Frankston City: 0.5% United Kingdom, Carrum Downs: 5.6% New Zealand, Carrum Downs: 2.7% India, Carrum Downs: 2.2% Philippines, Carrum Downs: 1.3% Sri Lanka, Carrum Downs: 0.9% Netherlands, Carrum Downs: 0.9% South Africa, Carrum Downs: 0.6% Fiji, Carrum Downs: 0.6% Mauritius, Carrum Downs: 0.6% Italy, Carrum Downs: 0.5%
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, Carrum Downs: -61 New Zealand, Carrum Downs: +126 India, Carrum Downs: +220 Philippines, Carrum Downs: +80 Sri Lanka, Carrum Downs: +8 Netherlands, Carrum Downs: +13 South Africa, Carrum Downs: +63 Fiji, Carrum Downs: +28 Mauritius, Carrum Downs: +43 Italy, Carrum Downs: +11
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 Carrum Downs in 2011 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas, as well as a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 23.2% of the population was born overseas, and 13.8% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 21.8% and 10.2% respectively for Frankston City.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Carrum Downs was India, where 2.2% of the population, or 422 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Carrum Downs and Frankston City were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in India (2.2% compared to 1.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (5.6% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 754 or 20.5%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 599 or 29.3%.

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

  • India (+220 persons)
  • New Zealand (+126 persons)
  • Philippines (+80 persons)
  • South Africa (+63 persons)

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