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In 2011, 29% of people in Altona Meadows, 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 Meadows. 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 Meadows'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 Meadows - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
6633.54.57053.74.8-42
map this data in atlas.idIndia6593.52.82101.10.9+449
Malta
5262.81.65352.81.8-9
Vietnam
4192.21.64562.41.8-37
Philippines
4172.21.24302.31.3-13
New Zealand
3261.71.93011.62.0+25
map this data in atlas.idChina2901.51.01961.00.7+94
map this data in atlas.idItaly2821.52.03381.82.3-56
Greece
2781.51.42921.51.6-14
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2771.50.93361.81.0-59
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
2321.20.92591.41.1-27
Lebanon
1831.01.21650.91.2+18
Croatia
1510.80.71901.00.8-39
Poland
1050.60.41120.60.5-7
Germany
910.50.6890.50.6+2
Egypt
790.40.2500.30.2+29
Mauritius
790.40.2470.20.1+32
Malaysia
770.40.3720.40.2+5
Cambodia
730.40.2970.50.2-24
Sri Lanka
610.30.2590.30.2+2
Bosnia and Herzegovina
520.30.2670.40.2-15
Indonesia
480.30.3600.30.2-12
Ireland
440.20.4400.20.3+4
Libya
430.20.2340.20.2+9
Thailand
420.20.3300.20.1+12
South Africa
410.20.3380.20.2+3
Ethiopia
400.20.2450.20.2-5
South Korea
380.20.1100.10.0+28
Netherlands
380.20.2330.20.3+5
Hong Kong
370.20.2300.20.1+7
Romania
360.20.1410.20.2-5
Colombia
330.20.1170.10.1+16
Singapore
330.20.2400.20.2-7
United States of America
310.20.3240.10.2+7
Iran
310.20.160.00.0+25
Fiji
310.20.1350.20.1-4
Russian Federation
310.20.1370.20.1-6
Argentina
260.10.1280.10.1-2
Pakistan
230.10.1190.10.1+4
Chile
220.10.1390.20.1-17
Cyprus
220.10.1180.10.1+4
Portugal
220.10.1360.20.1-14
Sudan
200.10.1350.20.2-15
Tonga
200.10.1160.10.1+4
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Altona Meadows - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born6,52434.830.86,19232.829.0+332
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds5,41628.923.15,07526.921.4+341
Main English speaking countries
1,1085.97.71,1175.97.6-9
Australia
11,21359.963.511,56061.363.7-347
Not stated
9975.35.61,0985.87.2-101

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% India, Hobsons Bay City: 2.8% Malta, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Vietnam, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Philippines, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% New Zealand, Hobsons Bay City: 1.9% China, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Italy, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% Greece, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% United Kingdom, Altona Meadows: 3.5% India, Altona Meadows: 3.5% Malta, Altona Meadows: 2.8% Vietnam, Altona Meadows: 2.2% Philippines, Altona Meadows: 2.2% New Zealand, Altona Meadows: 1.7% China, Altona Meadows: 1.5% Italy, Altona Meadows: 1.5% Greece, Altona Meadows: 1.5% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Altona Meadows: 1.5%
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 Meadows: -42 India, Altona Meadows: +449 Malta, Altona Meadows: -9 Vietnam, Altona Meadows: -37 Philippines, Altona Meadows: -13 New Zealand, Altona Meadows: +25 China, Altona Meadows: +94 Italy, Altona Meadows: -56 Greece, Altona Meadows: -14 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Altona Meadows: -59
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 Meadows in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas, as well as a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 34.8% of the population was born overseas, and 28.9% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 30.8% and 23.1% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Altona Meadows was India, where 3.5% of the population, or 659 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Malta (2.8% compared to 1.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Philippines (2.2% compared to 1.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 332 or 5.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 341 or 6.7%.

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

  • India (+449 persons)
  • China (+94 persons)
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (-59 persons)
  • Italy (-56 persons)

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