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Recent arrivals - Birthplace

In 2011, 81.2% of recent overseas arrivals in the City of Knox came from countries where English was not their first language.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born. For recent arrivals, this indicates the countries which have provided overseas migrants to the City of Knox in the last 5 years. This may be quite different to the overall cultural makeup of the place, and indicates the emerging or changing birthplace groups in the most recent time period.

To get a more complete picture of cultural and ethnic characteristics, the City of Knox's Country of Birth data should be viewed together with Language Spoken at Home and Age Structure.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011

Birthplace - Ranked by size
City of Knox - Recent arrivals2011
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne
China88415.413.3
India77713.520.2
Malaysia5529.64.0
Sri Lanka4898.54.6
United Kingdom4357.67.3
New Zealand2955.16.3
Singapore2865.01.6
Philippines2454.33.4
South Africa2173.81.8
South Korea1172.01.6
Hong Kong1031.81.0
United States of America951.71.6
Vietnam951.73.2
Iran831.41.0
Thailand801.41.4
Indonesia711.21.9
Kenya571.00.3
Pakistan490.91.5
Iraq440.81.4
Zimbabwe420.70.5
Germany400.70.7
Japan390.70.7
Egypt380.70.4
Cambodia370.60.6
Ireland350.61.2
Nepal320.61.1
United Arab Emirates310.50.3
Taiwan300.50.5
Afghanistan280.51.2
Fiji250.40.6
Poland240.40.2
Burma (Myanmar)240.41.2
Mauritius240.41.0
Russian Federation230.40.4
Canada220.40.6
Zambia180.30.0
Lebanon160.30.5
Netherlands130.20.3
Bangladesh130.20.7
Uganda130.20.1
Chile120.20.2
Romania100.20.2
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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.

Excludes countries with fewer than 10 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
City of Knox - Recent arrivals2011
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne
Total overseas born5,733100.0100.0
Non-English speaking backgrounds4,65681.281.8
Main English speaking countries1,07718.818.2
Australia00.00.0

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.

Birthplace, 2011
Birthplace, 2011 China, Greater Melbourne: 13.3% India, Greater Melbourne: 20.2% Malaysia, Greater Melbourne: 4.0% Sri Lanka, Greater Melbourne: 4.6% United Kingdom, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% Singapore, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% Philippines, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% South Africa, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% South Korea, Greater Melbourne: 1.6% China, City of Knox: 15.4% India, City of Knox: 13.5% Malaysia, City of Knox: 9.6% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 8.5% United Kingdom, City of Knox: 7.6% New Zealand, City of Knox: 5.1% Singapore, City of Knox: 5.0% Philippines, City of Knox: 4.3% South Africa, City of Knox: 3.8% South Korea, City of Knox: 2.0%
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.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of recent overseas arrivals in the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 81.2% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 81.8% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth for the recent overseas arriving population in the City of Knox was China, where 15.4% or 884 people were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the recent overseas arriving population in the City of Knox and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Malaysia (9.6% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Sri Lanka (8.5% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Singapore (5.0% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (13.5% compared to 20.2%)