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Altona - Seaholme

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In 2016, 16% of people in Altona - Seaholme, 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 Altona - Seaholme. 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, Altona - Seaholme'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
Altona - Seaholme - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
7836.44.28407.14.5-57
New Zealand
2882.32.22722.31.9+16
Malta
2832.31.33032.61.6-20
map this data in atlas.idIndia1961.62.92952.52.8-99
map this data in atlas.idItaly1861.51.71871.62.0-1
map this data in atlas.idChina1361.11.21481.31.0-12
Vietnam
1341.11.61040.91.6+30
Germany
1311.10.51211.00.6+10
Philippines
1030.81.21070.91.2-4
Ireland
830.70.5920.80.4-9
Croatia
650.50.6710.60.7-6
Greece
590.51.2520.41.4+7
South Africa
590.50.4580.50.3+1
United States of America
570.50.4490.40.3+8
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
500.40.7510.40.9-1
Poland
410.30.4290.20.4+12
Thailand
380.30.4330.30.3+5
Malaysia
360.30.4320.30.3+4
Pakistan
340.30.3140.10.1+20
Bangladesh
320.30.1200.20.1+12
Netherlands
300.20.2360.30.2-6
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
290.20.8380.30.9-9
France
250.20.1180.20.1+7
Brazil
210.20.1140.10.1+7
Indonesia
210.20.3330.30.3-12
Hong Kong
180.10.2150.10.2+3
Japan
150.10.1120.10.1+3
Singapore
150.10.2180.20.2-3
Argentina
130.10.130.00.1+10
Colombia
120.10.190.10.1+3
Ethiopia
120.10.270.10.2+5
Laos
120.10.0110.10.1+1
Canada
120.10.2260.20.2-14
Libya
110.10.190.10.2+2
Sri Lanka
100.10.390.10.2+1
Egypt
100.10.2200.20.2-10
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Altona - Seaholme - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born3,23826.330.43,54430.130.8-306
Non-English speaking backgrounds
1,95615.922.62,20718.823.1-251
Main English speaking countries
1,28210.47.81,33711.47.7-55
Australia
8,29567.363.37,68865.363.5+607
Not stated
7976.56.35384.65.6+259

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, Hobsons Bay City: 4.2% New Zealand, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% Malta, Hobsons Bay City: 1.3% India, Hobsons Bay City: 2.9% Italy, Hobsons Bay City: 1.7% China, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% Vietnam, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Germany, Hobsons Bay City: 0.5% Philippines, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% Ireland, Hobsons Bay City: 0.5% United Kingdom, Altona - Seaholme: 6.4% New Zealand, Altona - Seaholme: 2.3% Malta, Altona - Seaholme: 2.3% India, Altona - Seaholme: 1.6% Italy, Altona - Seaholme: 1.5% China, Altona - Seaholme: 1.1% Vietnam, Altona - Seaholme: 1.1% Germany, Altona - Seaholme: 1.1% Philippines, Altona - Seaholme: 0.8% Ireland, Altona - Seaholme: 0.7%
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, Altona - Seaholme: -57 New Zealand, Altona - Seaholme: +16 Malta, Altona - Seaholme: -20 India, Altona - Seaholme: -99 Italy, Altona - Seaholme: -1 China, Altona - Seaholme: -12 Vietnam, Altona - Seaholme: +30 Germany, Altona - Seaholme: +10 Philippines, Altona - Seaholme: -4 Ireland, Altona - Seaholme: -9
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 Altona - Seaholme in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City 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, 26.3% of the population was born overseas, and 15.9% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 30.4% and 22.6% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Altona - Seaholme was Malta, where 2.3% of the population, or 283 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Altona - Seaholme and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (6.4% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (1.6% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 306 or 8.6%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 251 or 11.4%.

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

  • India (-99 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-57 persons)

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