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In 2011, 12% of people in Skye, 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 Skye. 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, Skye'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
Skye - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
4676.27.94407.38.7+28
New Zealand
2022.72.31612.72.1+41
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines1241.70.7711.20.5+53
map this data in atlas.idIndia1081.41.0470.80.6+61
Sri Lanka
721.00.5470.80.4+25
South Africa
580.80.6310.50.4+27
Fiji
500.70.2350.60.2+15
Afghanistan
490.70.1180.30.2+31
Chile
330.40.1390.60.2-6
Italy
330.40.5190.30.5+14
Poland
310.40.3150.20.3+16
China
300.40.560.10.3+24
Netherlands
300.40.6340.60.7-4
Malta
250.30.160.10.1+19
Germany
220.30.6130.20.7+9
Mauritius
200.30.3180.30.2+2
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
200.30.2220.40.2-2
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Skye - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,66622.321.81,28321.220.8+383
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds90512.110.262510.38.8+280
Main English speaking countries
76110.211.665810.912.0+103
Australia
5,52473.872.64,42873.271.9+1,096
Not stated
2923.95.63385.67.3-46

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% Philippines, Frankston City: 0.7% India, Frankston City: 1.0% Sri Lanka, Frankston City: 0.5% South Africa, Frankston City: 0.6% Fiji, Frankston City: 0.2% Afghanistan, Frankston City: 0.1% Chile, Frankston City: 0.1% Italy, Frankston City: 0.5% United Kingdom, Skye: 6.2% New Zealand, Skye: 2.7% Philippines, Skye: 1.7% India, Skye: 1.4% Sri Lanka, Skye: 1.0% South Africa, Skye: 0.8% Fiji, Skye: 0.7% Afghanistan, Skye: 0.7% Chile, Skye: 0.4% Italy, Skye: 0.4%
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, Skye: +28 New Zealand, Skye: +41 Philippines, Skye: +53 India, Skye: +61 Sri Lanka, Skye: +25 South Africa, Skye: +27 Fiji, Skye: +15 Afghanistan, Skye: +31 Chile, Skye: -6 Italy, Skye: +14
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 Skye in 2011 compared to Frankston City shows that there was a similar proportion of people born overseas, and a similar proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 22.3% of the population was born overseas, and 12.1% 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 Skye and Frankston City was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (6.2% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 383 or 29.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 280 or 44.8%.

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

  • India (+61 persons)
  • Philippines (+53 persons)

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