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Recent arrivals - Birthplace

In 2011, 79.4% of recent overseas arrivals in Hobsons Bay City came from countries where English was not their first language.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born. For recent arrivals, this indicates the countries which have provided overseas migrants to Hobsons Bay City in the last 5 years. This may be quite different to the overall cultural makeup of the place, and indicates the emerging or changing birthplace groups in the most recent time period.

To get a more complete picture of cultural and ethnic characteristics, Hobsons Bay City's Country of Birth data should be viewed together with Language Spoken at Home and Age Structure.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Hobsons Bay City - Recent arrivals2011
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne
India1,63630.420.2
United Kingdom4548.47.3
New Zealand3967.36.3
China3576.613.3
Burma (Myanmar)2805.21.2
Philippines2594.83.4
Thailand1643.01.4
Lebanon1472.70.5
Vietnam991.83.2
United States of America961.81.6
Nepal841.61.1
South Africa831.51.8
Ireland801.51.2
Sri Lanka761.44.6
Indonesia751.41.9
Germany671.20.7
Pakistan631.21.5
Mauritius631.21.0
South Korea601.11.6
Malaysia561.04.0
Iran480.91.0
Bangladesh470.90.7
Colombia420.80.6
Canada390.70.6
Brazil390.70.3
Ethiopia390.70.4
Hong Kong320.61.0
Serbia310.60.1
Fiji280.50.6
Japan240.40.7
Singapore220.41.6
Mexico220.40.2
Russian Federation210.40.4
France200.40.5
Sudan200.40.5
Zimbabwe200.40.5
Greece180.30.2
Congo, Democratic Republic of170.30.0
Chile170.30.2
Austria160.30.0
Spain150.30.1
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)150.30.2
Romania130.20.2
Sweden130.20.1
Italy130.20.4
Netherlands120.20.3
Egypt120.20.4
Nigeria110.20.1
Kenya110.20.3
Libya100.20.1
Denmark100.20.1
Iraq100.21.4
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 (Usual residence data). Compiled and presented in profile.id 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 - Recent arrivals2011
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne
Total overseas born5,389100.0100.0
Non-English speaking backgrounds4,28079.481.8
Main English speaking countries1,10920.618.2
Australia00.00.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 (Usual residence data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Birthplace, 2011
Birthplace, 2011 India, Greater Melbourne: 20.2% United Kingdom, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% China, Greater Melbourne: 13.3% Burma (Myanmar), Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Philippines, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% Thailand, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Lebanon, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Vietnam, Greater Melbourne: 3.2% United States of America, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% India, Hobsons Bay City: 30.4% United Kingdom, Hobsons Bay City: 8.4% New Zealand, Hobsons Bay City: 7.3% China, Hobsons Bay City: 6.6% Burma (Myanmar), Hobsons Bay City: 5.2% Philippines, Hobsons Bay City: 4.8% Thailand, Hobsons Bay City: 3.0% Lebanon, Hobsons Bay City: 2.7% Vietnam, Hobsons Bay City: 1.8% United States of America, Hobsons Bay City: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of recent overseas arrivals in Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 79.4% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 81.8% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth for the recent overseas arriving population in Hobsons Bay City was India, where 30.4% or 1,636 people were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the recent overseas arriving population in Hobsons Bay City and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in India (30.4% compared to 20.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Burma (Myanmar) (5.2% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (6.6% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Sri Lanka (1.4% compared to 4.6%)