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In 2016, 27% 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.

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 Meadows - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idIndia7674.12.96593.52.8+108
United Kingdom
6723.64.26633.54.5+9
Vietnam
4722.51.64192.21.6+53
Malta
4712.51.35262.81.6-55
Philippines
4262.31.24172.21.2+9
New Zealand
4062.22.23261.71.9+80
map this data in atlas.idChina2861.51.22901.51.0-4
map this data in atlas.idItaly2791.51.72821.52.0-3
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2551.40.82771.50.9-22
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
2491.30.72321.20.9+17
Greece
2291.21.22781.51.4-49
Lebanon
1941.01.11831.01.2+11
Croatia
1250.70.61510.80.7-26
Malaysia
830.40.4770.40.3+6
Poland
700.40.41050.60.4-35
Cambodia
690.40.1730.40.2-4
Sri Lanka
680.40.3610.30.2+7
Germany
640.30.5910.50.6-27
Ireland
590.30.5440.20.4+15
Indonesia
580.30.3480.30.3+10
Mauritius
550.30.1790.40.2-24
Iran
530.30.2310.20.1+22
Bosnia and Herzegovina
520.30.2520.30.20
Egypt
520.30.2790.40.2-27
Pakistan
420.20.3230.10.1+19
South Africa
420.20.4410.20.3+1
Ethiopia
380.20.2400.20.2-2
Sudan
330.20.1200.10.1+13
Thailand
300.20.4420.20.3-12
Chile
260.10.1220.10.1+4
Fiji
250.10.1310.20.1-6
Colombia
240.10.1330.20.1-9
Netherlands
230.10.2380.20.2-15
Libya
230.10.1430.20.2-20
Portugal
220.10.1220.10.10
Hong Kong
200.10.2370.20.2-17
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born6,27133.530.46,52434.830.8-253
Non-English speaking backgrounds
5,06927.122.65,41628.923.1-347
Main English speaking countries
1,2026.47.81,1085.97.7+94
Australia
11,32860.563.311,21359.963.5+115
Not stated
1,1266.06.39975.35.6+129

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 India, Hobsons Bay City: 2.9% United Kingdom, Hobsons Bay City: 4.2% Vietnam, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Malta, Hobsons Bay City: 1.3% Philippines, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% New Zealand, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% China, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% Italy, Hobsons Bay City: 1.7% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Hobsons Bay City: 0.8% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Hobsons Bay City: 0.7% India, Altona Meadows: 4.1% United Kingdom, Altona Meadows: 3.6% Vietnam, Altona Meadows: 2.5% Malta, Altona Meadows: 2.5% Philippines, Altona Meadows: 2.3% New Zealand, Altona Meadows: 2.2% China, Altona Meadows: 1.5% Italy, Altona Meadows: 1.5% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Altona Meadows: 1.4% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Altona Meadows: 1.3%
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 India, Altona Meadows: +108 United Kingdom, Altona Meadows: +9 Vietnam, Altona Meadows: +53 Malta, Altona Meadows: -55 Philippines, Altona Meadows: +9 New Zealand, Altona Meadows: +80 China, Altona Meadows: -4 Italy, Altona Meadows: -3 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Altona Meadows: -22 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Altona Meadows: +17
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 Meadows in 2016 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, 33.5% of the population was born overseas, and 27.1% 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 Meadows was India, where 4.1% of the population, or 767 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 (2.5% compared to 1.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (4.1% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Philippines (2.3% compared to 1.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 253 or 3.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 347 or 6.4%.

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

  • India (+108 persons)
  • New Zealand (+80 persons)
  • Malta (-55 persons)
  • Vietnam (+53 persons)

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