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In 2011, 23% of people in Hobsons Bay 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 Hobsons Bay 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, Hobsons Bay City'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
Hobsons Bay City - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
3,8034.54.13,8754.84.4-72
map this data in atlas.idIndia2,3332.82.76940.91.4+1,639
map this data in atlas.idItaly1,6482.01.71,8482.32.0-200
New Zealand
1,6241.91.71,5922.01.5+32
Vietnam
1,3331.61.71,4341.81.6-101
Malta
1,3041.60.51,4661.80.5-162
Greece
1,1811.41.21,2711.61.4-90
Philippines
9811.20.81,0651.30.7-84
Lebanon
9661.20.49431.20.4+23
map this data in atlas.idChina8591.02.35460.71.5+313
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
7890.90.48941.10.4-105
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
7580.90.48311.00.5-73
Croatia
6000.70.46560.80.4-56
Germany
5050.60.55020.60.6+3
Burma (Myanmar)
3590.40.11690.20.0+190
Ireland
3490.40.32810.30.3+68
Poland
3370.40.44120.50.4-75
Thailand
2780.30.21160.10.2+162
South Africa
2660.30.52010.20.5+65
United States of America
2620.30.41900.20.3+72
Malaysia
2610.31.01870.20.8+74
Indonesia
2110.30.41500.20.3+61
Netherlands
1940.20.32230.30.4-29
Egypt
1920.20.31770.20.3+15
Sri Lanka
1860.21.11420.20.8+44
Libya
1660.20.01700.20.0-4
Mauritius
1440.20.3960.10.2+48
Bosnia and Herzegovina
1400.20.21790.20.2-39
Ethiopia
1390.20.11340.20.1+5
Cambodia
1370.20.31580.20.3-21
Hong Kong
1370.20.41050.10.5+32
Canada
1270.20.2760.10.1+51
Singapore
1260.20.31390.20.3-13
Sudan
1110.10.21300.20.2-19
Chile
1080.10.2960.10.2+12
Fiji
1080.10.2920.10.2+16
Nepal
1050.10.180.00.0+97
Bangladesh
1020.10.1650.10.1+37
Pakistan
1010.10.2580.10.1+43
South Korea
980.10.2370.00.2+61
Japan
920.10.2690.10.1+23
France
900.10.1740.10.1+16
Romania
860.10.11330.20.1-47
Colombia
850.10.1490.10.0+36
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Hobsons Bay City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born25,83930.831.423,65929.028.6+2,180
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds19,40823.124.217,44421.421.6+1,964
Main English speaking countries
6,4317.77.26,2157.67.0+216
Australia
53,28363.563.351,91763.764.5+1,366
Not stated
4,7385.65.35,8867.26.9-1,148

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, Greater Melbourne: 4.1% India, Greater Melbourne: 2.7% Italy, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Vietnam, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Malta, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Greece, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Philippines, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Lebanon, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% China, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% United Kingdom, Hobsons Bay City: 4.5% India, Hobsons Bay City: 2.8% Italy, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% New Zealand, Hobsons Bay City: 1.9% Vietnam, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Malta, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Greece, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Philippines, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% Lebanon, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% China, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0%
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, Hobsons Bay City: -72 India, Hobsons Bay City: +1,639 Italy, Hobsons Bay City: -200 New Zealand, Hobsons Bay City: +32 Vietnam, Hobsons Bay City: -101 Malta, Hobsons Bay City: -162 Greece, Hobsons Bay City: -90 Philippines, Hobsons Bay City: -84 Lebanon, Hobsons Bay City: +23 China, Hobsons Bay City: +313
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 Hobsons Bay City in 2011 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, 30.8% of the population was born overseas, and 23.1% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 31.4% and 24.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Hobsons Bay City was India, where 2.8% of the population, or 2,333 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Malta (1.6% compared to 0.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (1.0% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 2,180 or 9.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,964 or 11.3%.

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

  • India (+1,639 persons)
  • China (+313 persons)
  • Italy (-200 persons)
  • Burma (Myanmar) (+190 persons)

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