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Hobsons Bay City

Life-stages - Birthplace

In 2011, 4.7% of children aged 0 to 4 years in Hobsons Bay City were born overseas.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born and is indicative of the level of cultural diversity at the chosen age group in Hobsons Bay City. The mix of Country of Birth groups in different age groups is also indicative of historical settlement patterns, as source countries for Australia's immigration program have varied significantly over time. Typically, older populations are more likely to have been born overseas, however the countries of birth are different to the young, with migration from Europe dominating among those over 60, while Asian countries such as China and India are more common birthplaces among the young.

Hobsons Bay City's Country of Birth data should be viewed together with Language Spoken at Home data and data specific to the characteristics of the birthplace or people born overseas in total.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Hobsons Bay City - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
India631.10.6120.20.3+51
United Kingdom390.70.5390.70.50
New Zealand320.60.5290.50.4+3
Thailand140.20.140.10.0+10
United States of America130.20.2140.30.2-1
Philippines130.20.1200.40.1-7
Malaysia110.20.100.00.1+11

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Excludes countries with fewer than 10 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Hobsons Bay City - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Total overseas born2684.73.92214.13.2+47
Non-English speaking backgrounds1783.12.61302.42.1+48
Main English speaking countries901.61.3911.71.1-1
Australia5,17390.091.74,81089.891.5+363
Not stated3065.34.43246.15.3-18

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 India, Victoria: 0.6% United Kingdom, Victoria: 0.5% New Zealand, Victoria: 0.5% Thailand, Victoria: 0.1% United States of America, Victoria: 0.2% Philippines, Victoria: 0.1% Malaysia, Victoria: 0.1% India, Hobsons Bay City: 1.1% United Kingdom, Hobsons Bay City: 0.7% New Zealand, Hobsons Bay City: 0.6% Thailand, Hobsons Bay City: 0.2% United States of America, Hobsons Bay City: 0.2% Philippines, Hobsons Bay City: 0.2% Malaysia, Hobsons Bay City: 0.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 India, Hobsons Bay City: +51 United Kingdom, Hobsons Bay City: 0 New Zealand, Hobsons Bay City: +3 Thailand, Hobsons Bay City: +10 United States of America, Hobsons Bay City: -1 Philippines, Hobsons Bay City: -7 Malaysia, Hobsons Bay City: +11
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of people aged 0 to 4 years in Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas, and a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 4.7% of people aged 0 to 4 years were born overseas, and 3.1% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 3.9% and 2.6% respectively for Victoria.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth for people aged 0 to 4 years in Hobsons Bay City was India, where 1.1% or 63 people aged 0 to 4 years were born.

There were no major differences between Hobsons Bay City and Victoria in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people aged 0 to 4 years born overseas increased by 47 or 21.3%, and the number of people aged 0 to 4 years from a non-English speaking background increased by 48 or 36.9%.

The largest change in birthplace countries of people aged 0 to 4 years in this area between 2006 and 2011 was for those born in:

  • India (+51 persons)