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In 2016, 23% of people in the City of Knox, 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 the City of Knox. 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, the City of Knox'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
City of Knox - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
6,9214.53.68,0555.44.1-1,134
map this data in atlas.idChina6,0803.93.52,7641.92.3+3,316
map this data in atlas.idIndia3,9342.63.63,0332.02.7+901
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia3,2542.11.12,7101.81.0+544
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka3,1782.11.22,6381.81.1+540
New Zealand
1,9291.31.81,8651.21.7+64
Philippines
1,3310.91.01,1040.70.8+227
Hong Kong
1,3130.90.59920.70.4+321
Vietnam
1,2520.81.81,1250.81.7+127
Germany
1,1440.70.51,3400.90.5-196
Italy
1,0880.71.41,2270.81.7-139
South Africa
1,0790.70.51,1560.80.5-77
Singapore
9160.60.38490.60.3+67
Netherlands
8210.50.39910.70.3-170
Greece
6040.41.05910.41.2+13
Iran
5810.40.43370.20.2+244
Indonesia
5800.40.44470.30.4+133
South Korea
5620.40.32430.20.2+319
Egypt
5450.40.35290.40.3+16
Cambodia
5360.30.35570.40.3-21
Poland
5260.30.35850.40.4-59
Ireland
4120.30.34150.30.3-3
United States of America
3950.30.43620.20.4+33
Mauritius
3610.20.33810.30.3-20
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
3560.20.34120.30.4-56
Thailand
3460.20.32760.20.2+70
Hungary
2800.20.13130.20.1-33
Taiwan
2750.20.21910.10.1+84
Fiji
2480.20.22820.20.2-34
Croatia
2290.10.32950.20.4-66
Afghanistan
2170.10.42510.20.2-34
Chile
1950.10.22430.20.2-48
Pakistan
1890.10.41700.10.2+19
Lebanon
1870.10.42140.10.4-27
Romania
1850.10.12060.10.1-21
Malta
1670.10.41940.10.5-27
Austria
1650.10.12200.10.1-55
Canada
1630.10.21550.10.2+8
Kenya
1610.10.11480.10.1+13
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
City of Knox - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born46,42430.133.841,44427.831.4+4,980
Non-English speaking backgrounds
35,52523.127.029,43619.724.2+6,089
Main English speaking countries
10,8997.16.812,0088.07.2-1,109
Australia
100,91265.559.8103,05769.063.3-2,145
Not stated
6,7734.46.44,7983.25.3+1,975

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, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% China, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% India, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Malaysia, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Sri Lanka, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Philippines, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Hong Kong, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Vietnam, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Germany, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% United Kingdom, City of Knox: 4.5% China, City of Knox: 3.9% India, City of Knox: 2.6% Malaysia, City of Knox: 2.1% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 2.1% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.3% Philippines, City of Knox: 0.9% Hong Kong, City of Knox: 0.9% Vietnam, City of Knox: 0.8% Germany, City of Knox: 0.7%
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, City of Knox: -1,134 China, City of Knox: +3,316 India, City of Knox: +901 Malaysia, City of Knox: +544 Sri Lanka, City of Knox: +540 New Zealand, City of Knox: +64 Philippines, City of Knox: +227 Hong Kong, City of Knox: +321 Vietnam, City of Knox: +127 Germany, City of Knox: -196
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 the City of Knox in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 30.1% of the population was born overseas, and 23.1% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 33.8% and 27.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the City of Knox was China, where 3.9% of the population, or 6,080 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Malaysia (2.1% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (2.6% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 4,980 or 12.0%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 6,089 or 20.7%.

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

  • China (+3,316 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-1,134 persons)
  • India (+901 persons)
  • Malaysia (+544 persons)

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