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In 2011, 20% 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
City of Knox - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
8,0555.44.18,7005.94.4-645
map this data in atlas.idIndia3,0332.02.72,0031.41.4+1,030
map this data in atlas.idChina2,7641.92.31,4411.01.5+1,323
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia2,7101.81.01,9841.40.8+726
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka2,6381.81.11,9891.40.8+649
New Zealand
1,8651.21.71,8141.21.5+51
Germany
1,3400.90.51,3400.90.60
Italy
1,2270.81.71,3220.92.0-95
South Africa
1,1560.80.51,0640.70.5+92
Vietnam
1,1250.81.71,0610.71.6+64
Philippines
1,1040.70.88940.60.7+210
Hong Kong
9920.70.47900.50.5+202
Netherlands
9910.70.31,1280.80.4-137
Singapore
8490.60.35340.40.3+315
Greece
5910.41.26470.41.4-56
Poland
5850.40.46210.40.4-36
Cambodia
5570.40.35400.40.3+17
Egypt
5290.40.35410.40.3-12
Indonesia
4470.30.42840.20.3+163
Ireland
4150.30.34180.30.3-3
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
4120.30.44680.30.4-56
Mauritius
3810.30.33830.30.2-2
United States of America
3620.20.43090.20.3+53
Iran
3370.20.22560.20.1+81
Hungary
3130.20.13240.20.1-11
Croatia
2950.20.43070.20.4-12
Fiji
2820.20.22440.20.2+38
Thailand
2760.20.21970.10.2+79
Afghanistan
2510.20.22170.10.1+34
Chile
2430.20.22230.20.2+20
South Korea
2430.20.21260.10.2+117
Austria
2200.10.12230.20.1-3
Lebanon
2140.10.42280.20.4-14
Romania
2060.10.12160.10.1-10
Malta
1940.10.52230.20.5-29
Taiwan
1910.10.11640.10.1+27
Pakistan
1700.10.21210.10.1+49
Canada
1550.10.21690.10.1-14
Cyprus
1510.10.21440.10.2+7
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born41,44427.831.436,92925.228.6+4,515
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds29,43619.724.224,45516.721.6+4,981
Main English speaking countries
12,0088.07.212,4748.57.0-466
Australia
103,05769.063.3103,22670.364.5-169
Not stated
4,7983.25.36,5854.56.9-1,787

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, Greater Melbourne: 4.1% India, Greater Melbourne: 2.7% China, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Malaysia, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Sri Lanka, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Germany, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Italy, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% South Africa, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Vietnam, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% United Kingdom, City of Knox: 5.4% India, City of Knox: 2.0% China, City of Knox: 1.9% Malaysia, City of Knox: 1.8% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 1.8% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.2% Germany, City of Knox: 0.9% Italy, City of Knox: 0.8% South Africa, City of Knox: 0.8% Vietnam, City of Knox: 0.8%
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, City of Knox: -645 India, City of Knox: +1,030 China, City of Knox: +1,323 Malaysia, City of Knox: +726 Sri Lanka, City of Knox: +649 New Zealand, City of Knox: +51 Germany, City of Knox: 0 Italy, City of Knox: -95 South Africa, City of Knox: +92 Vietnam, City of Knox: +64
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 the City of Knox in 2011 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, 27.8% of the population was born overseas, and 19.7% 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 the City of Knox was India, where 2.0% of the population, or 3,033 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in the City of Knox and Greater Melbourne was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (5.4% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 4,515 or 12.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 4,981 or 20.4%.

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

  • China (+1,323 persons)
  • India (+1,030 persons)
  • Malaysia (+726 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+649 persons)

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