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In 2016, 11% 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.

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
Newport - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
6024.94.25164.44.5+85
New Zealand
3252.62.22672.31.9+58
Greece
1501.21.21671.41.4-17
map this data in atlas.idItaly1411.11.71271.12.0+13
map this data in atlas.idIndia1361.12.91321.12.8+4
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1181.00.81191.00.9-1
Lebanon
1110.91.11281.11.2-17
Ireland
820.70.5700.60.4+13
South Africa
750.60.4460.40.3+29
Germany
630.50.5750.60.6-13
map this data in atlas.idChina610.51.2530.51.0+8
United States of America
520.40.4500.40.3+3
Vietnam
500.41.6490.41.60
Malaysia
490.40.4290.30.3+19
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
430.30.7530.50.9-11
Croatia
380.30.6410.40.7-3
Canada
350.30.2280.20.2+7
Poland
350.30.4550.50.4-20
Philippines
300.21.2480.41.2-17
Malta
290.21.3420.41.6-13
Nepal
210.20.1280.20.1-8
Singapore
190.20.2220.20.2-4
Netherlands
190.20.2200.20.2-2
Thailand
170.10.490.10.3+8
Hong Kong
160.10.2300.30.2-13
France
120.10.1130.10.10
Libya
120.10.1170.10.2-6
Brazil
120.10.1230.20.1-11
Iran
110.10.260.10.1+4
Bosnia and Herzegovina
110.10.2120.10.2-1
Colombia
100.10.130.00.1+8
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born2,51420.330.42,65122.530.8-138
Non-English speaking backgrounds
1,34010.822.61,67214.223.1-332
Main English speaking countries
1,1739.57.89798.37.7+194
Australia
9,27374.863.38,42571.663.5+848
Not stated
6165.06.36875.85.6-71

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% Greece, Hobsons Bay City: 1.2% Italy, Hobsons Bay City: 1.7% India, Hobsons Bay City: 2.9% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Hobsons Bay City: 0.8% Lebanon, Hobsons Bay City: 1.1% Ireland, Hobsons Bay City: 0.5% South Africa, Hobsons Bay City: 0.4% Germany, Hobsons Bay City: 0.5% United Kingdom, Newport: 4.9% New Zealand, Newport: 2.6% Greece, Newport: 1.2% Italy, Newport: 1.1% India, Newport: 1.1% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Newport: 1.0% Lebanon, Newport: 0.9% Ireland, Newport: 0.7% South Africa, Newport: 0.6% Germany, Newport: 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, Newport: +85 New Zealand, Newport: +58 Greece, Newport: -17 Italy, Newport: +13 India, Newport: +4 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Newport: -1 Lebanon, Newport: -17 Ireland, Newport: +13 South Africa, Newport: +29 Germany, Newport: -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 Newport 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, 20.3% of the population was born overseas, and 10.8% 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 Newport and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (1.1% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (0.4% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Malta (0.2% compared to 1.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 137 or 5.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 332 or 19.9%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+85 persons)
  • New Zealand (+58 persons)

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