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In 2016, 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.

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
Boronia - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
1,2055.64.51,3776.65.4-172
map this data in atlas.idIndia5052.32.62891.42.0+216
map this data in atlas.idChina4822.23.92561.21.9+227
New Zealand
2641.21.32561.21.2+7
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka2261.02.11650.81.8+61
Germany
2211.00.72741.30.9-53
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia1800.82.11680.81.8+13
Netherlands
1380.60.51700.80.7-32
Philippines
1360.60.91140.50.7+22
Hong Kong
1190.60.9720.30.7+47
South Africa
970.50.7770.40.8+20
Italy
940.40.71380.70.8-43
Vietnam
760.40.8530.30.8+23
Poland
710.30.3650.30.4+6
Iran
690.30.4420.20.2+27
Indonesia
670.30.4380.20.3+29
South Korea
600.30.4150.10.2+45
Thailand
590.30.2470.20.2+12
United States of America
440.20.3710.30.2-27
Singapore
440.20.6490.20.6-6
Ireland
440.20.3590.30.3-16
Greece
440.20.4350.20.4+9
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
300.10.2440.20.3-14
Hungary
280.10.2480.20.2-20
Nepal
240.10.1190.10.1+6
Romania
230.10.1250.10.1-1
Bangladesh
220.10.0120.10.0+11
Mauritius
220.10.2300.10.3-9
Fiji
210.10.2180.10.2+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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,77422.130.14,73922.727.8+36
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds3,10814.423.12,86513.719.7+242
Main English speaking countries
1,6667.77.11,8739.08.0-207
Australia
15,61972.365.515,34473.469.0+274
Not stated
1,2175.64.48243.93.2+393

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, City of Knox: 4.5% India, City of Knox: 2.6% China, City of Knox: 3.9% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.3% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 2.1% Germany, City of Knox: 0.7% Malaysia, City of Knox: 2.1% Netherlands, City of Knox: 0.5% Philippines, City of Knox: 0.9% Hong Kong, City of Knox: 0.9% United Kingdom, Boronia: 5.6% India, Boronia: 2.3% China, Boronia: 2.2% New Zealand, Boronia: 1.2% Sri Lanka, Boronia: 1.0% Germany, Boronia: 1.0% Malaysia, Boronia: 0.8% Netherlands, Boronia: 0.6% Philippines, Boronia: 0.6% Hong Kong, Boronia: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 United Kingdom, Boronia: -172 India, Boronia: +216 China, Boronia: +227 New Zealand, Boronia: +7 Sri Lanka, Boronia: +61 Germany, Boronia: -53 Malaysia, Boronia: +13 Netherlands, Boronia: -32 Philippines, Boronia: +22 Hong Kong, Boronia: +47
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 Boronia in 2016 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, 22.1% of the population was born overseas, and 14.4% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 30.1% and 23.1% 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 (5.6% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (2.2% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Malaysia (0.8% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Sri Lanka (1.0% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 35 or 0.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 243 or 8.5%.

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

  • China (+227 persons)
  • India (+216 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-172 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+61 persons)

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