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In 2016, 11% of people in the Frankston City, 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 the Frankston City. 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, the Frankston City's Country of Birth data should be viewed together with Ancestry, Language Spoken at Home and Religion.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual birthplace groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Frankston City - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
9,3427.03.69,9767.94.1-634
New Zealand
3,1442.31.82,8792.31.7+265
map this data in atlas.idIndia1,7121.33.61,2951.02.7+417
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines1,0710.81.08540.70.8+217
China
8910.73.56070.52.3+284
South Africa
8570.60.57460.60.5+111
Germany
7900.60.58120.60.5-22
Netherlands
6910.50.38110.60.3-120
Italy
5990.41.46040.51.7-5
Sri Lanka
5930.41.25770.51.1+16
Greece
4710.41.03930.31.2+78
Ireland
4480.30.34900.40.3-42
United States of America
3890.30.43490.30.4+40
Poland
3410.30.33830.30.4-42
Mauritius
3410.30.33310.30.3+10
Malaysia
3220.21.12920.21.0+30
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
2940.20.32960.20.4-2
Fiji
2890.20.23040.20.2-15
Croatia
2800.20.32840.20.4-4
Thailand
2730.20.31590.10.2+114
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2080.20.22410.20.2-33
Russian Federation
2070.20.11770.10.1+30
Canada
1890.10.21840.10.2+5
Zimbabwe
1810.10.11610.10.1+20
Vietnam
1770.11.81240.11.7+53
Chile
1750.10.21690.10.2+6
Egypt
1640.10.31620.10.3+2
Indonesia
1590.10.41200.10.4+39
Afghanistan
1500.10.41670.10.2-17
Hong Kong
1490.10.5890.10.4+60
Ukraine
1400.10.11170.10.1+23
Singapore
1370.10.31210.10.3+16
Sudan
1350.10.21290.10.2+6
Lebanon
1330.10.41620.10.4-29
Austria
1310.10.11200.10.1+11
Hungary
1270.10.11330.10.1-6
Romania
1210.10.11250.10.1-4
France
1040.10.1970.10.1+7
Pakistan
1030.10.4800.10.2+23
Malta
1010.10.41240.10.5-23
Argentina
990.10.11020.10.1-3
Cambodia
960.10.3730.10.3+23
Samoa
940.10.1810.10.1+13
Turkey
910.10.3800.10.4+11
Cook Islands
840.10.0900.10.0-6
Papua New Guinea
810.10.0790.10.0+2
Japan
750.10.2620.00.2+13
Iran
730.10.4610.00.2+12
Taiwan
670.10.2310.00.1+36
Cyprus
660.00.2750.10.2-9
Nigeria
660.00.0250.00.0+41
South Korea
630.00.3390.00.2+24
Czech Republic
590.00.0560.00.0+3
Kenya
570.00.1590.00.1-2
Switzerland
550.00.0610.00.0-6
Uruguay
540.00.0660.10.0-12
Peru
510.00.0500.00.0+1
Spain
500.00.1450.00.1+5
Slovenia
480.00.0450.00.1+3
Sweden
420.00.0320.00.0+10
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
420.00.4270.00.4+15
Denmark
410.00.0460.00.0-5
Burma (Myanmar)
410.00.2360.00.1+5
Colombia
400.00.1290.00.1+11
Bangladesh
400.00.2250.00.1+15
Israel
380.00.1270.00.1+11
Saudi Arabia
380.00.1260.00.1+12
Slovakia
370.00.0290.00.0+8
Brazil
330.00.1300.00.0+3
Portugal
330.00.1240.00.1+9
Eastern Europe, nfd
320.00.0370.00.0-5
Finland
310.00.0210.00.0+10
Latvia
310.00.0350.00.0-4
Tonga
300.00.0270.00.0+3
Belgium
290.00.0360.00.0-7
Syria
270.00.1270.00.10
El Salvador
250.00.1150.00.1+10
Lithuania
240.00.0200.00.0+4
Seychelles
240.00.0230.00.0+1
Sierra Leone
230.00.0180.00.0+5
Iraq
230.00.4390.00.3-16
Bulgaria
220.00.0200.00.0+2
East Timor
220.00.1180.00.1+4
Mexico
210.00.090.00.0+12
Kuwait
210.00.0160.00.0+5
United Arab Emirates
210.00.190.00.0+12
Nepal
190.00.2100.00.1+9
Zambia
180.00.0110.00.0+7
Norway
160.00.0190.00.0-3
Ethiopia
140.00.1120.00.1+2
Ghana
140.00.0140.00.00
Belarus
140.00.0250.00.0-11
Namibia
100.00.00--0.0+10
Oman
100.00.060.00.0+4
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Frankston City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born28,69821.433.827,53221.831.4+1,166
Non-English speaking backgrounds
14,32910.727.012,90810.224.2+1,421
Main English speaking countries
14,36910.76.814,62411.67.2-255
Australia
95,93671.559.891,79372.663.3+4,143
Not stated
9,4737.16.47,1315.65.3+2,342

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Birthplace, 2016
Birthplace, 2016 United Kingdom, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% India, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Philippines, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% China, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% South Africa, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Germany, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Netherlands, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Italy, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Sri Lanka, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% United Kingdom, Frankston City: 7.0% New Zealand, Frankston City: 2.3% India, Frankston City: 1.3% Philippines, Frankston City: 0.8% China, Frankston City: 0.7% South Africa, Frankston City: 0.6% Germany, Frankston City: 0.6% Netherlands, Frankston City: 0.5% Italy, Frankston City: 0.4% Sri Lanka, Frankston City: 0.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 United Kingdom, Frankston City: -634 New Zealand, Frankston City: +265 India, Frankston City: +417 Philippines, Frankston City: +217 China, Frankston City: +284 South Africa, Frankston City: +111 Germany, Frankston City: -22 Netherlands, Frankston City: -120 Italy, Frankston City: -5 Sri Lanka, Frankston City: +16
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 the Frankston City in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 21.4% of the population was born overseas, and 10.7% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 33.8% and 27.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the Frankston City was India, where 1.3% of the population, or 1,712 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in the Frankston City and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (7.0% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (0.7% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (1.3% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (0.1% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,166 or 4.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,421 or 11.0%.

The largest changes in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were for those born in:

  • United Kingdom (-634 persons)
  • India (+417 persons)
  • China (+284 persons)
  • New Zealand (+265 persons)

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