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In 2016, 9% 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.

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
Williamstown - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
7216.64.27246.84.5-3
New Zealand
1771.62.21591.51.9+18
map this data in atlas.idItaly1010.91.7840.82.0+17
Greece
720.71.2730.71.4-2
Germany
680.60.5610.60.6+6
United States of America
630.60.4520.50.3+11
Vietnam
580.51.6300.31.6+29
Croatia
550.50.6610.60.7-6
map this data in atlas.idIndia530.52.9780.72.8-24
South Africa
490.50.4620.60.3-13
Malta
390.41.3520.51.6-13
map this data in atlas.idChina380.31.2220.21.0+15
Ireland
350.30.5410.40.4-5
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
340.30.7540.50.9-20
Malaysia
320.30.4350.30.3-2
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
280.30.8280.30.9+1
Ethiopia
240.20.2220.20.2+3
Lebanon
200.21.1290.31.2-9
Canada
190.20.2240.20.2-5
Cyprus
160.10.1180.20.1-2
Libya
150.10.1390.40.2-24
Philippines
150.11.2310.31.2-16
Poland
150.10.4180.20.4-3
Thailand
140.10.4300.30.3-16
Switzerland
130.10.030.00.0+10
Bosnia and Herzegovina
130.10.260.10.2+7
Indonesia
130.10.3100.10.3+3
Singapore
120.10.290.10.2+3
Netherlands
110.10.2330.30.2-22
France
110.10.1150.10.1-4
Romania
100.10.130.00.1+7
Egypt
100.10.2220.20.2-12
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born2,02018.530.42,18920.730.8-169
Non-English speaking backgrounds
9538.822.61,12410.623.1-171
Main English speaking countries
1,0669.87.81,06510.17.7+2
Australia
8,18175.163.37,88274.563.5+298
Not stated
6926.46.35144.95.6+178

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 United Kingdom, Hobsons Bay City: 4.2% New Zealand, Hobsons Bay City: 2.2% Italy, Hobsons Bay City: 1.7% Greece, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% Germany, Hobsons Bay City: 0.5% United States of America, Hobsons Bay City: 0.4% Vietnam, Hobsons Bay City: 1.6% Croatia, Hobsons Bay City: 0.6% India, Hobsons Bay City: 2.9% South Africa, Hobsons Bay City: 0.4% United Kingdom, Williamstown: 6.6% New Zealand, Williamstown: 1.6% Italy, Williamstown: 0.9% Greece, Williamstown: 0.7% Germany, Williamstown: 0.6% United States of America, Williamstown: 0.6% Vietnam, Williamstown: 0.5% Croatia, Williamstown: 0.5% India, Williamstown: 0.5% South Africa, Williamstown: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 United Kingdom, Williamstown: -3 New Zealand, Williamstown: +18 Italy, Williamstown: +17 Greece, Williamstown: -2 Germany, Williamstown: +6 United States of America, Williamstown: +11 Vietnam, Williamstown: +29 Croatia, Williamstown: -6 India, Williamstown: -24 South Africa, Williamstown: -13
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 Williamstown in 2016 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, 18.5% of the population was born overseas, and 8.8% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 30.4% and 22.6% 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 (6.6% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.5% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (0.5% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Philippines (0.1% compared to 1.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 169 or 7.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 171 or 15.2%.

There were no major differences in Williamstown between 2011 and 2016.

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