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In 2011, 36% 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Altona North - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItaly6385.52.07156.52.3-76
Lebanon
4674.11.24123.81.2+55
Greece
4594.01.44824.41.6-23
Vietnam
4143.61.64774.31.8-63
Malta
2682.31.62972.71.8-29
United Kingdom
2642.34.52562.34.8+8
map this data in atlas.idIndia2221.92.8380.30.9+184
New Zealand
2061.81.92051.92.0+1
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1691.50.91921.71.0-22
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
1651.40.92131.91.1-47
Croatia
1391.20.71451.30.8-6
Philippines
910.81.2830.81.3+8
Burma (Myanmar)
850.70.4450.40.2+40
Germany
780.70.6740.70.6+4
Poland
770.70.4920.80.5-15
map this data in atlas.idChina700.61.0450.40.7+25
Indonesia
450.40.3120.10.2+33
Sudan
350.30.1300.30.2+5
Malaysia
300.30.3190.20.2+11
Bosnia and Herzegovina
280.20.2310.30.2-3
Libya
260.20.2180.20.2+8
Hong Kong
250.20.2320.30.1-7
Pakistan
240.20.1130.10.1+11
Slovenia
240.20.1210.20.1+3
Thailand
230.20.3120.10.1+11
Austria
220.20.1160.10.1+6
Hungary
210.20.1180.20.1+2
Ethiopia
210.20.2160.10.2+5
France
210.20.160.10.1+15
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,60540.030.84,45340.629.0+152
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds4,09235.523.13,95136.021.4+142
Main English speaking countries
5124.57.75024.67.6+10
Australia
5,92151.463.55,44749.663.7+474
Not stated
9888.65.61,0729.87.2-84

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 Italy, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% Lebanon, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% Greece, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Vietnam, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Malta, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% United Kingdom, Hobsons Bay City: 4.5% India, Hobsons Bay City: 2.8% New Zealand, Hobsons Bay City: 1.9% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% Italy, Altona North: 5.5% Lebanon, Altona North: 4.1% Greece, Altona North: 4.0% Vietnam, Altona North: 3.6% Malta, Altona North: 2.3% United Kingdom, Altona North: 2.3% India, Altona North: 1.9% New Zealand, Altona North: 1.8% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Altona North: 1.5% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Altona North: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 Italy, Altona North: -76 Lebanon, Altona North: +55 Greece, Altona North: -23 Vietnam, Altona North: -63 Malta, Altona North: -29 United Kingdom, Altona North: +8 India, Altona North: +184 New Zealand, Altona North: +1 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Altona North: -22 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Altona North: -47
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 North 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, 40.0% of the population was born overseas, and 35.5% 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 North was Italy, where 5.5% of the population, or 638 people, were born.

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 Italy (5.5% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Lebanon (4.1% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Greece (4.0% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (2.3% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 152 or 3.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 141 or 3.6%.

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

  • India (+184 persons)
  • Italy (-76 persons)
  • Vietnam (-63 persons)
  • Lebanon (+55 persons)

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