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In 2011, 14% of people in Newport, 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. 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'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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
5174.44.54594.24.8+58
New Zealand
2682.31.92051.92.0+63
Greece
1681.41.41801.61.6-13
map this data in atlas.idIndia1331.12.8850.80.9+47
map this data in atlas.idItaly1281.12.01761.62.3-48
Lebanon
1281.11.21651.51.2-36
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1201.00.91191.11.0+1
Germany
760.60.6740.70.6+2
Ireland
700.60.4520.50.3+19
Poland
550.50.4370.30.5+19
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
540.50.9880.81.1-35
map this data in atlas.idChina530.51.0320.30.7+21
United States of America
500.40.3390.40.2+11
Vietnam
500.41.6500.41.80
Philippines
480.41.2440.41.3+5
South Africa
460.40.3400.40.2+6
Malta
430.41.6430.41.80
Croatia
410.40.7510.50.8-10
Hong Kong
300.30.2130.10.1+17
Malaysia
300.30.3220.20.2+8
Nepal
290.20.100.00.0+29
Canada
280.20.2160.10.1+13
Indonesia
230.20.3110.10.2+12
Singapore
230.20.290.10.2+14
Brazil
230.20.130.00.0+20
Netherlands
210.20.2330.30.3-12
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Newport - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born2,65222.530.82,45922.229.0+193
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,67214.223.11,64914.921.4+23
Main English speaking countries
9808.37.78107.37.6+169
Australia
8,42671.663.57,81270.663.7+614
Not stated
6875.85.67877.17.2-99

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% Greece, Hobsons Bay City: 1.4% India, Hobsons Bay City: 2.8% Lebanon, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% Italy, Hobsons Bay City: 2.0% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Hobsons Bay City: 0.9% Germany, Hobsons Bay City: 0.6% Ireland, Hobsons Bay City: 0.4% Poland, Hobsons Bay City: 0.4% United Kingdom, Newport: 4.4% New Zealand, Newport: 2.3% Greece, Newport: 1.4% India, Newport: 1.1% Lebanon, Newport: 1.1% Italy, Newport: 1.1% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Newport: 1.0% Germany, Newport: 0.6% Ireland, Newport: 0.6% Poland, Newport: 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, Newport: +58 New Zealand, Newport: +63 Greece, Newport: -13 India, Newport: +47 Lebanon, Newport: -36 Italy, Newport: -48 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Newport: +1 Germany, Newport: +2 Ireland, Newport: +19 Poland, Newport: +19
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 Newport 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, 22.5% of the population was born overseas, and 14.2% 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 and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (1.1% 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 (0.4% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 193 or 7.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 23 or 1.4%.

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

  • New Zealand (+63 persons)
  • United Kingdom (+58 persons)

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