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In 2011, 12% of people in Ferntree Gully, 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 Ferntree Gully. 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, Ferntree Gully'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
Ferntree Gully - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
1,7476.75.41,7717.15.9-24
New Zealand
3181.21.22941.21.2+24
map this data in atlas.idIndia2811.12.01150.51.4+166
map this data in atlas.idChina2521.01.91090.41.0+143
Germany
2511.00.92491.00.9+2
Philippines
2140.80.71000.40.6+114
Netherlands
2110.80.72481.00.8-37
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka2100.81.81360.51.4+74
South Africa
1990.80.81550.60.7+45
Italy
1940.70.82290.90.9-36
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia1870.71.81260.51.4+61
Poland
970.40.4910.40.4+6
Ireland
940.40.3820.30.3+12
Singapore
820.30.6320.10.4+50
Hong Kong
640.20.7350.10.5+29
Vietnam
620.20.8570.20.7+5
United States of America
590.20.2450.20.2+14
Croatia
550.20.2370.10.2+18
Indonesia
530.20.3200.10.2+33
Malta
500.20.1540.20.2-4
Austria
480.20.1580.20.2-10
Hungary
460.20.2260.10.2+20
Greece
460.20.4740.30.4-28
South Korea
440.20.290.00.1+35
Thailand
390.20.2280.10.1+11
Canada
380.10.1350.10.1+3
Iran
370.10.2330.10.2+5
Romania
330.10.1190.10.1+14
Chile
310.10.2250.10.2+6
Egypt
300.10.4270.10.4+3
Lebanon
280.10.1190.10.2+9
Mauritius
270.10.3320.10.3-5
Laos
270.10.1280.10.1-1
Zimbabwe
270.10.130.00.0+24
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
270.10.3620.20.3-35
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Ferntree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born5,68721.927.84,90919.825.2+779
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds3,23312.419.72,52810.216.7+705
Main English speaking countries
2,4559.48.02,3819.68.5+74
Australia
19,49375.069.018,74275.570.3+751
Not stated
8203.23.21,1814.84.5-361

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% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.2% India, City of Knox: 2.0% China, City of Knox: 1.9% Germany, City of Knox: 0.9% Philippines, City of Knox: 0.7% Netherlands, City of Knox: 0.7% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 1.8% South Africa, City of Knox: 0.8% Italy, City of Knox: 0.8% United Kingdom, Ferntree Gully: 6.7% New Zealand, Ferntree Gully: 1.2% India, Ferntree Gully: 1.1% China, Ferntree Gully: 1.0% Germany, Ferntree Gully: 1.0% Philippines, Ferntree Gully: 0.8% Netherlands, Ferntree Gully: 0.8% Sri Lanka, Ferntree Gully: 0.8% South Africa, Ferntree Gully: 0.8% Italy, Ferntree Gully: 0.7%
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, Ferntree Gully: -24 New Zealand, Ferntree Gully: +24 India, Ferntree Gully: +166 China, Ferntree Gully: +143 Germany, Ferntree Gully: +2 Philippines, Ferntree Gully: +114 Netherlands, Ferntree Gully: -37 Sri Lanka, Ferntree Gully: +74 South Africa, Ferntree Gully: +45 Italy, Ferntree Gully: -36
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 Ferntree Gully 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, 21.9% of the population was born overseas, and 12.4% 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 Ferntree Gully and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (6.7% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Malaysia (0.7% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 778 or 15.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 705 or 27.9%.

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

  • India (+166 persons)
  • China (+143 persons)
  • Philippines (+114 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+74 persons)

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