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In 2016, 26% of people in Seabrook, 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 Seabrook. 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, Seabrook'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
Seabrook - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idIndia2976.02.91643.32.8+133
map this data in atlas.idChina2054.11.2781.61.0+127
United Kingdom
1483.04.21693.44.5-21
New Zealand
1302.62.2761.51.9+54
Vietnam
871.71.6731.51.6+14
Philippines
821.61.2751.51.2+7
Malta
511.01.3731.51.6-22
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
470.90.7801.60.9-33
Lebanon
450.91.1491.01.2-4
Croatia
420.80.6521.00.7-10
Greece
370.71.2410.81.4-4
map this data in atlas.idItaly340.71.7420.82.0-8
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
320.60.8571.10.9-25
Malaysia
310.60.4140.30.3+17
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Seabrook - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,60732.230.41,53030.830.8+77
Non-English speaking backgrounds
1,29225.922.61,25525.323.1+37
Main English speaking countries
3156.37.82755.57.7+40
Australia
3,06861.563.33,19064.263.5-122
Not stated
3126.36.32465.05.6+66

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 India, Hobsons Bay City: 2.9% China, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% United Kingdom, Hobsons Bay City: 4.2% New Zealand, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% Vietnam, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Philippines, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% Malta, Hobsons Bay City: 1.3% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Hobsons Bay City: 0.7% Lebanon, Hobsons Bay City: 1.1% Croatia, Hobsons Bay City: 0.6% India, Seabrook: 6.0% China, Seabrook: 4.1% United Kingdom, Seabrook: 3.0% New Zealand, Seabrook: 2.6% Vietnam, Seabrook: 1.7% Philippines, Seabrook: 1.6% Malta, Seabrook: 1.0% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Seabrook: 0.9% Lebanon, Seabrook: 0.9% Croatia, Seabrook: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 India, Seabrook: +133 China, Seabrook: +127 United Kingdom, Seabrook: -21 New Zealand, Seabrook: +54 Vietnam, Seabrook: +14 Philippines, Seabrook: +7 Malta, Seabrook: -22 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Seabrook: -33 Lebanon, Seabrook: -4 Croatia, Seabrook: -10
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 Seabrook 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, 32.2% of the population was born overseas, and 25.9% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 30.4% and 22.6% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Seabrook was India, where 6.0% of the population, or 297 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in India (6.0% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in China (4.1% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (3.0% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 77 or 5.0%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 37 or 2.9%.

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

  • India (+133 persons)
  • China (+127 persons)
  • New Zealand (+54 persons)

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