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In 2011, 19% 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Altona - Seaholme - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
8407.14.59167.94.8-76
Malta
3032.61.63573.11.8-54
map this data in atlas.idIndia2952.52.81561.40.9+139
New Zealand
2722.31.92392.12.0+33
map this data in atlas.idItaly1871.62.02191.92.3-32
map this data in atlas.idChina1481.31.01161.00.7+32
Germany
1211.00.61080.90.6+13
Philippines
1070.91.21281.11.3-21
Vietnam
1040.91.6910.81.8+13
Ireland
920.80.4490.40.3+43
Croatia
710.60.7820.70.8-11
South Africa
580.50.3400.30.2+18
Greece
520.41.4740.61.6-22
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
510.40.9590.51.1-8
United States of America
490.40.3280.20.2+21
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
380.30.9280.21.0+10
Netherlands
360.30.2520.50.3-16
Thailand
330.30.3190.20.1+14
Indonesia
330.30.3220.20.2+11
Malaysia
320.30.3140.10.2+18
Poland
290.20.4290.30.50
Canada
260.20.290.10.1+17
Sweden
240.20.1120.10.1+12
Iran
200.20.1130.10.0+7
Bangladesh
200.20.160.10.1+14
Egypt
200.20.2280.20.2-8
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born3,54430.130.83,33128.929.0+213
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds2,20718.823.12,05017.821.4+157
Main English speaking countries
1,33711.47.71,28111.17.6+56
Australia
7,68865.363.57,38764.163.7+301
Not stated
5384.65.68057.07.2-267

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, Hobsons Bay City: 4.5% Malta, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% India, Hobsons Bay City: 2.8% New Zealand, Hobsons Bay City: 1.9% Italy, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% China, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Germany, Hobsons Bay City: 0.6% Philippines, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% Vietnam, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Ireland, Hobsons Bay City: 0.4% United Kingdom, Altona - Seaholme: 7.1% Malta, Altona - Seaholme: 2.6% India, Altona - Seaholme: 2.5% New Zealand, Altona - Seaholme: 2.3% Italy, Altona - Seaholme: 1.6% China, Altona - Seaholme: 1.3% Germany, Altona - Seaholme: 1.0% Philippines, Altona - Seaholme: 0.9% Vietnam, Altona - Seaholme: 0.9% Ireland, Altona - Seaholme: 0.8%
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, Altona - Seaholme: -76 Malta, Altona - Seaholme: -54 India, Altona - Seaholme: +139 New Zealand, Altona - Seaholme: +33 Italy, Altona - Seaholme: -32 China, Altona - Seaholme: +32 Germany, Altona - Seaholme: +13 Philippines, Altona - Seaholme: -21 Vietnam, Altona - Seaholme: +13 Ireland, Altona - Seaholme: +43
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 Altona - Seaholme in 2011 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, 30.1% of the population was born overseas, and 18.8% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 30.8% and 23.1% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

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 (7.1% compared to 4.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malta (2.6% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 213 or 6.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 157 or 7.7%.

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

  • India (+139 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-76 persons)
  • Malta (-54 persons)

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