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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

In 2016, 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 - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
3,7584.23.63,8034.54.1-45
map this data in atlas.idIndia2,5662.93.62,3332.82.7+233
New Zealand
1,9572.21.81,6241.91.7+333
map this data in atlas.idItaly1,4851.71.41,6482.01.7-163
Vietnam
1,4191.61.81,3331.61.7+86
Malta
1,1621.30.41,3041.60.5-142
Greece
1,0681.21.01,1811.41.2-113
map this data in atlas.idChina1,0631.23.58591.02.3+204
Philippines
1,0241.21.09811.20.8+43
Lebanon
9991.10.49661.20.4+33
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
6870.80.47580.90.4-71
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
6640.70.37890.90.4-125
Croatia
5290.60.36000.70.4-71
Germany
4790.50.55050.60.5-26
Ireland
4220.50.33490.40.3+73
Malaysia
3800.41.12610.31.0+119
Thailand
3680.40.32780.30.2+90
South Africa
3320.40.52660.30.5+66
United States of America
3280.40.42620.30.4+66
Poland
3120.40.33370.40.4-25
Burma (Myanmar)
2740.30.23590.40.1-85
Pakistan
2710.30.41010.10.2+170
Indonesia
2610.30.42110.30.4+50
Sri Lanka
2230.31.21860.21.1+37
Netherlands
1850.20.31940.20.3-9
Iran
1760.20.4830.10.2+93
Canada
1600.20.21270.20.2+33
Egypt
1600.20.31920.20.3-32
Singapore
1580.20.31260.20.3+32
Ethiopia
1560.20.11390.20.1+17
Hong Kong
1480.20.51370.20.4+11
Bosnia and Herzegovina
1450.20.21400.20.2+5
Nepal
1330.10.21050.10.1+28
Libya
1310.10.01660.20.0-35
Cambodia
1310.10.31370.20.3-6
France
1290.10.1900.10.1+39
Bangladesh
1290.10.21020.10.1+27
Japan
1240.10.2920.10.2+32
Mauritius
1230.10.31440.20.3-21
Colombia
1220.10.1850.10.1+37
Fiji
1200.10.21080.10.2+12
Chile
1180.10.21080.10.2+10
Romania
990.10.1860.10.1+13
Brazil
990.10.1560.10.0+43
Sudan
890.10.21110.10.2-22
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born27,02430.433.825,83930.831.4+1,185
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds20,06722.627.019,40823.124.2+659
Main English speaking countries
6,9577.86.86,4317.77.2+526
Australia
56,17463.359.853,28363.563.3+2,891
Not stated
5,5836.36.44,7385.65.3+845

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% India, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Italy, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Vietnam, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Malta, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Greece, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% China, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% Philippines, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Lebanon, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% United Kingdom, Hobsons Bay City: 4.2% India, Hobsons Bay City: 2.9% New Zealand, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% Italy, Hobsons Bay City: 1.7% Vietnam, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Malta, Hobsons Bay City: 1.3% Greece, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% China, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% Philippines, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% Lebanon, Hobsons Bay City: 1.1%
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, Hobsons Bay City: -45 India, Hobsons Bay City: +233 New Zealand, Hobsons Bay City: +333 Italy, Hobsons Bay City: -163 Vietnam, Hobsons Bay City: +86 Malta, Hobsons Bay City: -142 Greece, Hobsons Bay City: -113 China, Hobsons Bay City: +204 Philippines, Hobsons Bay City: +43 Lebanon, Hobsons Bay City: +33
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 Hobsons Bay 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, 30.4% of the population was born overseas, and 22.6% 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 Hobsons Bay City was India, where 2.9% of the population, or 2,566 people, were born.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (1.2% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,185 or 4.6%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 659 or 3.4%.

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

  • New Zealand (+333 persons)
  • India (+233 persons)
  • China (+204 persons)
  • Pakistan (+170 persons)

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