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In 2011, 14% 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Lysterfield - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
3194.95.43075.15.9+12
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka981.51.8791.31.4+19
Italy
701.10.8771.30.9-7
map this data in atlas.idIndia691.12.0440.71.4+25
New Zealand
570.91.2470.81.2+10
South Africa
510.80.8440.70.7+7
Philippines
460.70.7410.70.6+5
Egypt
440.70.4240.40.4+20
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia430.71.8440.71.4-1
Greece
410.60.4400.70.4+1
Germany
380.60.9340.60.9+4
map this data in atlas.idChina330.51.9150.21.0+18
Poland
330.50.4400.70.4-7
Singapore
330.50.6220.40.4+11
Afghanistan
290.40.2160.30.1+13
Ireland
230.40.390.10.3+14
Lebanon
200.30.1150.20.2+5
Mauritius
200.30.3120.20.3+8
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,37821.227.81,15319.225.2+225
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds91214.019.773312.216.7+179
Main English speaking countries
4667.28.04207.08.5+46
Australia
4,98776.669.04,55475.870.3+433
Not stated
1442.23.22985.04.5-154

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% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 1.8% Italy, City of Knox: 0.8% India, City of Knox: 2.0% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.2% South Africa, City of Knox: 0.8% Philippines, City of Knox: 0.7% Egypt, City of Knox: 0.4% Malaysia, City of Knox: 1.8% Greece, City of Knox: 0.4% United Kingdom, Lysterfield: 4.9% Sri Lanka, Lysterfield: 1.5% Italy, Lysterfield: 1.1% India, Lysterfield: 1.1% New Zealand, Lysterfield: 0.9% South Africa, Lysterfield: 0.8% Philippines, Lysterfield: 0.7% Egypt, Lysterfield: 0.7% Malaysia, Lysterfield: 0.7% Greece, Lysterfield: 0.6%
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, Lysterfield: +12 Sri Lanka, Lysterfield: +19 Italy, Lysterfield: -7 India, Lysterfield: +25 New Zealand, Lysterfield: +10 South Africa, Lysterfield: +7 Philippines, Lysterfield: +5 Egypt, Lysterfield: +20 Malaysia, Lysterfield: -1 Greece, Lysterfield: +1
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 Lysterfield 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, 21.2% of the population was born overseas, and 14.0% 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 Lysterfield and the City of Knox were:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (0.5% compared to 1.9%)
  • 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 225 or 19.5%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 179 or 24.4%.

There were no major differences in Lysterfield between 2006 and 2011.

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