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In 2011, 14% of people in Boronia, 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 Boronia. 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, Boronia'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
Boronia - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
1,3776.65.41,5487.65.9-171
map this data in atlas.idIndia2901.42.01370.71.4+153
Germany
2751.30.92971.50.9-23
New Zealand
2571.21.22321.11.2+25
map this data in atlas.idChina2561.21.9980.51.0+158
Netherlands
1700.80.72231.10.8-53
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia1680.81.8540.31.4+114
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka1660.81.81170.61.4+49
Italy
1380.70.81220.60.9+16
Philippines
1140.50.7600.30.6+54
South Africa
770.40.81010.50.7-24
Hong Kong
730.30.7200.10.5+53
United States of America
720.30.2490.20.2+23
Poland
650.30.4710.30.4-6
Ireland
600.30.3590.30.3+1
Vietnam
530.30.8550.30.7-2
Singapore
500.20.6320.20.4+18
Hungary
490.20.2470.20.2+2
Thailand
480.20.2360.20.1+12
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
440.20.3430.20.3+1
Iran
430.20.2310.20.2+11
Croatia
430.20.2160.10.2+27
Indonesia
390.20.3210.10.2+18
Greece
350.20.4450.20.4-10
Russian Federation
320.20.1100.00.1+22
Mauritius
310.10.3230.10.3+8
Canada
310.10.1310.20.10
Austria
280.10.1480.20.2-20
Lebanon
270.10.1160.10.2+11
France
260.10.160.00.1+20
Cambodia
250.10.4180.10.4+7
Romania
250.10.1300.10.1-5
Egypt
250.10.4230.10.4+2
Argentina
230.10.1220.10.1+1
Chile
220.10.2190.10.2+3
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Boronia - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,73922.727.84,11320.225.2+626
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds2,86613.719.72,09210.316.7+773
Main English speaking countries
1,8739.08.02,0219.98.5-148
Australia
15,34573.469.015,09474.270.3+251
Not stated
8253.93.21,1435.64.5-318

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, City of Knox: 5.4% India, City of Knox: 2.0% Germany, City of Knox: 0.9% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.2% China, City of Knox: 1.9% Netherlands, City of Knox: 0.7% Malaysia, City of Knox: 1.8% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 1.8% Italy, City of Knox: 0.8% Philippines, City of Knox: 0.7% United Kingdom, Boronia: 6.6% India, Boronia: 1.4% Germany, Boronia: 1.3% New Zealand, Boronia: 1.2% China, Boronia: 1.2% Netherlands, Boronia: 0.8% Malaysia, Boronia: 0.8% Sri Lanka, Boronia: 0.8% Italy, Boronia: 0.7% Philippines, Boronia: 0.5%
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, Boronia: -171 India, Boronia: +153 Germany, Boronia: -23 New Zealand, Boronia: +25 China, Boronia: +158 Netherlands, Boronia: -53 Malaysia, Boronia: +114 Sri Lanka, Boronia: +49 Italy, Boronia: +16 Philippines, Boronia: +54
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 Boronia in 2011 compared to the City of Knox 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, 22.7% of the population was born overseas, and 13.7% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 27.8% and 19.7% respectively for the City of Knox.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (6.6% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Malaysia (0.8% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 626 or 15.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 774 or 37.0%.

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

  • United Kingdom (-171 persons)
  • China (+158 persons)
  • India (+153 persons)
  • Malaysia (+114 persons)

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