INWM Medicare Local
Birthplace

In 2011, 28% of people in INWM Medicare Local, 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 INWM Medicare Local. 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, INWM Medicare Local'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
INWM Medicare Local20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Italy15,9443.81.717,5834.62.0-1,639
China12,2512.92.37,9612.11.5+4,290
United Kingdom12,1522.94.110,4612.84.4+1,691
India9,6232.32.74,7021.21.4+4,921
New Zealand8,0131.91.76,2081.61.5+1,805
Malaysia7,0211.71.05,2931.40.8+1,728
Vietnam6,8901.71.76,5011.71.6+389
Greece6,6501.61.27,3691.91.4-719
Indonesia3,6270.90.43,4390.90.3+188
Lebanon3,2520.80.43,2840.90.4-32
Turkey2,4760.60.42,2410.60.4+235
Singapore2,4140.60.32,1080.60.3+306
Hong Kong2,2370.50.42,2620.60.5-25
United States of America2,1590.50.41,5650.40.3+594
Philippines2,1340.50.81,7160.50.7+418
Sri Lanka2,0930.51.11,5980.40.8+495
Malta1,9740.50.52,2450.60.5-271
South Korea1,9410.50.21,2480.30.2+693
Germany1,9050.50.51,7120.50.6+193
Ireland1,8080.40.31,1030.30.3+705
Pakistan1,6580.40.28860.20.1+772
Nepal1,5900.40.12250.10.0+1,365
Thailand1,4460.30.21,1820.30.2+264
Egypt1,4370.30.31,4420.40.3-5
Croatia1,3200.30.41,3760.40.4-56
Japan1,2650.30.21,1550.30.1+110
South Africa1,1320.30.58670.20.5+265
Poland1,1040.30.41,1990.30.4-95
Somalia1,0420.30.19690.30.1+73
Canada1,0400.20.27820.20.1+258
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)1,0080.20.41,0100.30.4-2
Ethiopia9950.20.16460.20.1+349
Iraq9020.20.38490.20.2+53
Saudi Arabia9010.20.12460.10.0+655
Iran8360.20.24470.10.1+389
Sudan8200.20.25460.10.2+274
France8060.20.15220.10.1+284
Taiwan7810.20.16640.20.1+117
Mauritius7070.20.35490.10.2+158
Netherlands6990.20.37040.20.4-5
Cyprus6750.20.27910.20.2-116
Colombia6730.20.12320.10.0+441
Chile6330.20.25780.20.2+55
East Timor6320.20.17390.20.1-107
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia6170.10.46060.20.5+11
Bangladesh5770.10.14390.10.1+138
Eritrea5450.10.04830.10.0+62
Fiji5440.10.24960.10.2+48
Spain4370.10.14080.10.1+29
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - summary
INWM Medicare Local20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Total Overseas born143,19134.431.4120,20631.828.6+22,985
Non-English speaking backgrounds116,88728.124.299,22026.221.6+17,667
Main English speaking countries26,3046.37.220,9865.57.0+5,318
Australia242,44358.263.3222,50558.864.5+19,938
Not Stated30,7447.45.335,6059.46.9-4,861

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Birthplace, 2011
Birthplace, 2011 Italy, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% China, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% United Kingdom, Greater Melbourne: 4.1% India, Greater Melbourne: 2.7% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Malaysia, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Vietnam, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Greece, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Indonesia, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Lebanon, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Italy, INWM Medicare Local: 3.8% China, INWM Medicare Local: 2.9% United Kingdom, INWM Medicare Local: 2.9% India, INWM Medicare Local: 2.3% New Zealand, INWM Medicare Local: 1.9% Malaysia, INWM Medicare Local: 1.7% Vietnam, INWM Medicare Local: 1.7% Greece, INWM Medicare Local: 1.6% Indonesia, INWM Medicare Local: 0.9% Lebanon, INWM Medicare Local: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 Italy, INWM Medicare Local: -1,639 China, INWM Medicare Local: +4,290 United Kingdom, INWM Medicare Local: +1,691 India, INWM Medicare Local: +4,921 New Zealand, INWM Medicare Local: +1,805 Malaysia, INWM Medicare Local: +1,728 Vietnam, INWM Medicare Local: +389 Greece, INWM Medicare Local: -719 Indonesia, INWM Medicare Local: +188 Lebanon, INWM Medicare Local: -32
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 INWM Medicare Local in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 34.4% of the population was born overseas, and 28.1% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 31.4% and 24.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in INWM Medicare Local was Italy, where 3.8% of the population, or 15,944 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in INWM Medicare Local and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Italy (3.8% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (2.9% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 22,985 or 19.1%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 17,667 or 17.8%.

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

  • India (+4,921 persons)
  • China (+4,290 persons)
  • New Zealand (+1,805 persons)
  • Malaysia (+1,728 persons)

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