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In 2011, 35% of people in Brooklyn, 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 Brooklyn. 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, Brooklyn'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
Brooklyn - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Vietnam
804.91.61036.51.8-23
map this data in atlas.idItaly744.52.0905.72.3-16
New Zealand
472.91.9573.62.0-10
map this data in atlas.idChina432.61.0251.60.7+18
Philippines
382.31.2533.41.3-15
United Kingdom
372.34.5452.94.8-8
map this data in atlas.idIndia352.12.830.20.9+32
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
241.50.9211.31.1+3
Greece
221.31.4100.61.6+12
Poland
201.20.4281.80.5-8

Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Brooklyn - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born65740.130.863040.029.0+27
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds56734.623.152233.121.4+45
Main English speaking countries
905.57.71086.97.6-18
Australia
85652.363.583252.863.7+24
Not stated
1257.65.61147.27.2+11

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 Vietnam, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Italy, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% New Zealand, Hobsons Bay City: 1.9% China, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Philippines, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% United Kingdom, Hobsons Bay City: 4.5% India, Hobsons Bay City: 2.8% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% Greece, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Poland, Hobsons Bay City: 0.4% Vietnam, Brooklyn: 4.9% Italy, Brooklyn: 4.5% New Zealand, Brooklyn: 2.9% China, Brooklyn: 2.6% Philippines, Brooklyn: 2.3% United Kingdom, Brooklyn: 2.3% India, Brooklyn: 2.1% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Brooklyn: 1.5% Greece, Brooklyn: 1.3% Poland, Brooklyn: 1.2%
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 Vietnam, Brooklyn: -23 Italy, Brooklyn: -16 New Zealand, Brooklyn: -10 China, Brooklyn: +18 Philippines, Brooklyn: -15 United Kingdom, Brooklyn: -8 India, Brooklyn: +32 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Brooklyn: +3 Greece, Brooklyn: +12 Poland, Brooklyn: -8
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 Brooklyn 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, 40.1% of the population was born overseas, and 34.6% 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 Brooklyn and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (4.9% compared to 1.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Italy (4.5% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in China (2.6% compared to 1.0%)
  • 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 27 or 4.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 45 or 8.6%.

There were no major differences in Brooklyn between 2006 and 2011.

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