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In 2011, 16% of people in Sandhurst, 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 Sandhurst. 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, Sandhurst'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
Sandhurst - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
2598.57.9859.78.7+174
South Africa
1183.90.6141.60.4+104
New Zealand
722.42.3303.42.1+42
map this data in atlas.idIndia571.91.0121.40.6+45
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines451.50.7121.40.5+33
Mauritius
381.20.330.30.2+35
Sri Lanka
351.10.580.90.4+27
Malaysia
230.80.2111.20.2+12
China
200.70.500.00.3+20

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

Birthplace - Summary
Sandhurst - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born96131.421.822625.520.8+735
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds48215.710.2879.98.8+395
Main English speaking countries
47915.611.613815.712.0+341
Australia
2,02166.072.663271.571.9+1,389
Not stated
802.65.6262.97.3+54

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% South Africa, Frankston City: 0.6% New Zealand, Frankston City: 2.3% India, Frankston City: 1.0% Philippines, Frankston City: 0.7% Mauritius, Frankston City: 0.3% Sri Lanka, Frankston City: 0.5% Malaysia, Frankston City: 0.2% China, Frankston City: 0.5% United Kingdom, Sandhurst: 8.5% South Africa, Sandhurst: 3.9% New Zealand, Sandhurst: 2.4% India, Sandhurst: 1.9% Philippines, Sandhurst: 1.5% Mauritius, Sandhurst: 1.2% Sri Lanka, Sandhurst: 1.1% Malaysia, Sandhurst: 0.8% China, Sandhurst: 0.7%
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, Sandhurst: +174 South Africa, Sandhurst: +104 New Zealand, Sandhurst: +42 India, Sandhurst: +45 Philippines, Sandhurst: +33 Mauritius, Sandhurst: +35 Sri Lanka, Sandhurst: +27 Malaysia, Sandhurst: +12 China, Sandhurst: +20
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 Sandhurst 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, 31.4% of the population was born overseas, and 15.7% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 21.8% and 10.2% respectively for Frankston City.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Sandhurst and Frankston City was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in South Africa (3.9% compared to 0.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 735 or 325.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 395 or 454.0%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+174 persons)
  • South Africa (+104 persons)

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