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In 2016, 30% of people in Altona North, 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 North. 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 North'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 North - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idItaly5154.31.76385.52.0-122
Lebanon
5114.31.14674.11.2+44
Greece
4203.51.24594.01.4-39
Vietnam
4023.41.64143.61.6-12
United Kingdom
2562.24.22632.34.5-7
New Zealand
2061.72.22061.81.90
Malta
2051.71.32682.31.6-63
map this data in atlas.idIndia1971.72.92221.92.8-25
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
1401.20.71651.40.9-25
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1361.10.81691.50.9-33
Croatia
1151.00.61381.20.7-23
map this data in atlas.idChina780.71.2690.61.0+9
Philippines
660.61.2900.81.2-24
Poland
630.50.4770.70.4-14
Germany
610.50.5780.70.6-17
Burma (Myanmar)
560.50.3840.70.4-28
Indonesia
530.40.3440.40.3+9
Ireland
440.40.5180.20.4+26
Malaysia
420.40.4300.30.3+13
Thailand
380.30.4220.20.3+15
Pakistan
350.30.3240.20.1+12
Sri Lanka
290.20.3160.10.2+13
Iran
270.20.20--0.1+27
Hong Kong
270.20.2240.20.2+2
Sudan
240.20.1340.30.1-10
Ethiopia
230.20.2210.20.2+3
South Africa
210.20.4130.10.3+8
Brazil
210.20.130.00.1+18
Libya
180.20.1260.20.2-8
Egypt
170.10.2190.20.2-2
France
160.10.1200.20.1-5
Colombia
140.10.1130.10.1+1
South Korea
140.10.190.10.1+5
Turkey
130.10.190.10.1+4
Tonga
130.10.1180.20.1-5
Slovenia
130.10.1240.20.1-11
Singapore
120.10.260.10.2+5
United States of America
110.10.440.00.3+7
Chile
110.10.190.10.1+1
Taiwan
100.10.060.10.0+4
Austria
100.10.1220.20.1-12
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Altona North - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,18035.030.44,60440.030.8-425
Non-English speaking backgrounds
3,63430.422.64,09235.523.1-458
Main English speaking countries
5454.67.85124.57.7+33
Australia
6,69956.163.35,92051.463.5+779
Not stated
1,0709.06.39888.65.6+83

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 Italy, Hobsons Bay City: 1.7% Lebanon, Hobsons Bay City: 1.1% Greece, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% Vietnam, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% 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% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Hobsons Bay City: 0.7% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Hobsons Bay City: 0.8% Italy, Altona North: 4.3% Lebanon, Altona North: 4.3% Greece, Altona North: 3.5% Vietnam, Altona North: 3.4% United Kingdom, Altona North: 2.2% New Zealand, Altona North: 1.7% Malta, Altona North: 1.7% India, Altona North: 1.7% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Altona North: 1.2% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Altona North: 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 Italy, Altona North: -122 Lebanon, Altona North: +44 Greece, Altona North: -39 Vietnam, Altona North: -12 United Kingdom, Altona North: -7 New Zealand, Altona North: 0 Malta, Altona North: -63 India, Altona North: -25 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Altona North: -25 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Altona North: -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 Altona North 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, 35.0% of the population was born overseas, and 30.4% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 30.4% and 22.6% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Lebanon (4.3% compared to 1.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Italy (4.3% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Greece (3.5% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (2.2% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 424 or 9.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 458 or 11.2%.

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

  • Italy (-122 persons)
  • Malta (-63 persons)

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