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In 2011, 39% of people in Laverton, 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 Laverton. 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, Laverton'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
Laverton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idIndia62414.02.8511.20.9+573
Burma (Myanmar)
1864.20.4220.50.2+164
United Kingdom
1643.74.52435.74.8-79
Philippines
1292.91.21433.31.3-14
New Zealand
1112.51.91513.52.0-40
Thailand
952.10.360.10.1+89
map this data in atlas.idChina671.51.0330.80.7+34
Vietnam
651.51.6852.01.8-20
Nepal
340.80.100.00.0+34
Sudan
260.60.1290.70.2-3
Malaysia
250.60.3130.30.2+12
Lebanon
240.51.2330.81.2-9
Bangladesh
240.50.190.20.1+15
map this data in atlas.idItaly230.52.0260.62.3-3
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
220.50.9260.61.0-4
Colombia
220.50.100.00.1+22
Indonesia
210.50.3250.60.2-4
Fiji
200.50.1130.30.1+7
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Laverton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born2,03645.730.81,34531.429.0+691
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,73438.923.190121.021.4+833
Main English speaking countries
3026.87.744410.47.6-142
Australia
2,11547.563.52,45157.263.7-336
Not stated
3046.85.648811.47.2-184

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 India, Hobsons Bay City: 2.8% Burma (Myanmar), Hobsons Bay City: 0.4% United Kingdom, Hobsons Bay City: 4.5% Philippines, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% New Zealand, Hobsons Bay City: 1.9% Thailand, Hobsons Bay City: 0.3% China, Hobsons Bay City: 1.0% Vietnam, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Nepal, Hobsons Bay City: 0.1% Sudan, Hobsons Bay City: 0.1% India, Laverton: 14.0% Burma (Myanmar), Laverton: 4.2% United Kingdom, Laverton: 3.7% Philippines, Laverton: 2.9% New Zealand, Laverton: 2.5% Thailand, Laverton: 2.1% China, Laverton: 1.5% Vietnam, Laverton: 1.5% Nepal, Laverton: 0.8% Sudan, Laverton: 0.6%
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 India, Laverton: +573 Burma (Myanmar), Laverton: +164 United Kingdom, Laverton: -79 Philippines, Laverton: -14 New Zealand, Laverton: -40 Thailand, Laverton: +89 China, Laverton: +34 Vietnam, Laverton: -20 Nepal, Laverton: +34 Sudan, Laverton: -3
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 Laverton 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, 45.7% of the population was born overseas, and 38.9% 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 Laverton was India, where 14.0% of the population, or 624 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in India (14.0% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Burma (Myanmar) (4.2% compared to 0.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Thailand (2.1% compared to 0.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Philippines (2.9% compared to 1.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 691 or 51.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 833 or 92.5%.

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

  • India (+573 persons)
  • Burma (Myanmar) (+164 persons)
  • Thailand (+89 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-79 persons)

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