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In 2011, 11% of people in Williamstown, 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 Williamstown. 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, Williamstown'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
Williamstown - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
7256.84.56296.24.8+96
New Zealand
1601.51.91651.62.0-5
map this data in atlas.idItaly850.82.01131.12.3-28
map this data in atlas.idIndia780.72.8230.20.9+55
Greece
740.71.4880.91.6-14
Germany
620.60.6610.60.60
Croatia
620.60.7700.70.8-9
South Africa
620.60.3400.40.2+22
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
550.50.9410.41.1+14
United States of America
520.50.3370.40.2+16
Malta
520.51.6440.41.8+8
Ireland
410.40.4370.40.3+4
Libya
390.40.2380.40.2+1
Malaysia
350.30.3240.20.2+11
Netherlands
330.30.2230.20.3+10
Philippines
310.31.2250.21.3+7
Lebanon
300.31.2390.41.2-10
Thailand
300.30.3140.10.1+16
Vietnam
300.31.6240.21.8+6
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
280.30.9220.21.0+6
Canada
240.20.2160.20.1+8
map this data in atlas.idChina230.21.0330.30.7-10
Egypt
220.20.2170.20.2+5
Ethiopia
220.20.2130.10.2+9
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Williamstown - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born2,19020.730.82,00619.729.0+184
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,12510.623.11,08210.621.4+42
Main English speaking countries
1,06510.17.79249.17.6+141
Australia
7,88374.563.57,55174.363.7+332
Not stated
5154.95.66126.07.2-97

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% Italy, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% India, Hobsons Bay City: 2.8% Greece, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% South Africa, Hobsons Bay City: 0.3% Germany, Hobsons Bay City: 0.6% Croatia, Hobsons Bay City: 0.7% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% United States of America, Hobsons Bay City: 0.3% United Kingdom, Williamstown: 6.8% New Zealand, Williamstown: 1.5% Italy, Williamstown: 0.8% India, Williamstown: 0.7% Greece, Williamstown: 0.7% South Africa, Williamstown: 0.6% Germany, Williamstown: 0.6% Croatia, Williamstown: 0.6% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Williamstown: 0.5% United States of America, Williamstown: 0.5%
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, Williamstown: +96 New Zealand, Williamstown: -5 Italy, Williamstown: -28 India, Williamstown: +55 Greece, Williamstown: -14 South Africa, Williamstown: +22 Germany, Williamstown: 0 Croatia, Williamstown: -9 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Williamstown: +14 United States of America, Williamstown: +16
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in Williamstown 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, 20.7% of the population was born overseas, and 10.6% 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 Williamstown and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (6.8% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.7% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (0.3% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Italy (0.8% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 184 or 9.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 43 or 4.0%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+96 persons)
  • India (+55 persons)

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