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In 2011, 16% of people in Newport West, 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 Newport West. 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, Newport West'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
Newport West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
3144.14.52513.64.8+63
New Zealand
1762.31.91191.72.0+57
map this data in atlas.idIndia1221.62.8731.10.9+49
Greece
1181.61.41241.81.6-6
Lebanon
1171.51.21522.21.2-35
map this data in atlas.idItaly811.12.01141.72.3-34
Ireland
540.70.4320.50.3+22
Germany
500.70.6500.70.60
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
470.60.9721.01.1-26
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
450.60.9530.81.0-9
Poland
440.60.4310.40.5+13
Philippines
420.61.2340.51.3+8
map this data in atlas.idChina410.51.0290.40.7+12
Vietnam
390.51.6290.41.8+10
Malta
310.41.6400.61.8-9
South Africa
300.40.3200.30.2+10
United States of America
280.40.3210.30.2+7
Croatia
270.40.7370.50.8-10
Hong Kong
210.30.290.10.1+12
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Newport West - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,83324.130.81,63223.629.0+201
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,21215.923.11,17617.021.4+35
Main English speaking countries
6228.27.74566.67.6+166
Australia
5,35670.463.54,82269.763.7+534
Not stated
4155.55.64636.77.2-48

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 United Kingdom, Hobsons Bay City: 4.5% New Zealand, Hobsons Bay City: 1.9% India, Hobsons Bay City: 2.8% Greece, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% Lebanon, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% Italy, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% Ireland, Hobsons Bay City: 0.4% Germany, Hobsons Bay City: 0.6% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% United Kingdom, Newport West: 4.1% New Zealand, Newport West: 2.3% India, Newport West: 1.6% Greece, Newport West: 1.6% Lebanon, Newport West: 1.5% Italy, Newport West: 1.1% Ireland, Newport West: 0.7% Germany, Newport West: 0.7% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Newport West: 0.6% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Newport West: 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 United Kingdom, Newport West: +63 New Zealand, Newport West: +57 India, Newport West: +49 Greece, Newport West: -6 Lebanon, Newport West: -35 Italy, Newport West: -34 Ireland, Newport West: +22 Germany, Newport West: 0 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Newport West: -26 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Newport West: -9
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 Newport West in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, as well as a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 24.1% of the population was born overseas, and 15.9% 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 Newport West and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (1.6% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Malta (0.4% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (0.5% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 201 or 12.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 36 or 3.1%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+63 persons)
  • New Zealand (+57 persons)
  • India (+49 persons)

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