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In 2016, 13% of people in Lysterfield, 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 Lysterfield. 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, Lysterfield'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
Lysterfield - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
2534.04.53184.95.4-66
map this data in atlas.idChina1121.83.9330.51.9+79
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka891.42.1981.51.8-9
map this data in atlas.idIndia881.42.6691.12.0+19
New Zealand
791.21.3570.91.2+22
Italy
621.00.7701.10.8-8
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia460.72.1430.71.8+3
Philippines
400.60.9460.70.7-6
South Africa
380.60.7510.80.8-13
Egypt
380.60.4440.70.4-6
Germany
370.60.7380.60.9-1
Poland
240.40.3330.50.4-9
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
200.30.2180.30.3+2
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Lysterfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,19218.830.11,37821.227.8-186
Non-English speaking backgrounds
80112.623.191214.019.7-111
Main English speaking countries
3916.27.14667.28.0-75
Australia
4,82576.165.54,98776.669.0-162
Not stated
3255.14.41432.23.2+182

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% China, City of Knox: 3.9% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 2.1% India, City of Knox: 2.6% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.3% Italy, City of Knox: 0.7% Malaysia, City of Knox: 2.1% Philippines, City of Knox: 0.9% South Africa, City of Knox: 0.7% Egypt, City of Knox: 0.4% United Kingdom, Lysterfield: 4.0% China, Lysterfield: 1.8% Sri Lanka, Lysterfield: 1.4% India, Lysterfield: 1.4% New Zealand, Lysterfield: 1.2% Italy, Lysterfield: 1.0% Malaysia, Lysterfield: 0.7% Philippines, Lysterfield: 0.6% South Africa, Lysterfield: 0.6% Egypt, Lysterfield: 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, Lysterfield: -66 China, Lysterfield: +79 Sri Lanka, Lysterfield: -9 India, Lysterfield: +19 New Zealand, Lysterfield: +22 Italy, Lysterfield: -8 Malaysia, Lysterfield: +3 Philippines, Lysterfield: -6 South Africa, Lysterfield: -13 Egypt, Lysterfield: -6
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 Lysterfield 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, 18.8% of the population was born overseas, and 12.6% 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 Lysterfield and the City of Knox were:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (1.8% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Malaysia (0.7% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (1.4% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 186 or 13.5%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 111 or 12.2%.

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

  • China (+79 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-66 persons)

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