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Rowville (Central)

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In 2016, 25% of people in Rowville (Central), 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 Rowville (Central). 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, Rowville (Central)'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
Rowville (Central) - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChina6144.23.92721.81.9+342
United Kingdom
5243.64.56044.05.4-80
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka4352.92.13292.21.8+106
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia4022.72.14262.81.8-24
map this data in atlas.idIndia3762.52.63042.02.0+72
New Zealand
1771.21.32111.41.2-34
Italy
1751.20.72091.40.8-34
Philippines
1631.10.91581.00.7+5
Vietnam
1310.90.81701.10.8-39
Egypt
1230.80.41380.90.4-15
South Africa
980.70.71150.80.8-17
Cambodia
960.70.31200.80.4-24
Greece
860.60.41040.70.4-18
Hong Kong
840.60.9840.60.70
Iran
800.50.4470.30.2+33
Singapore
690.50.6900.60.6-21
Mauritius
610.40.2630.40.3-2
Germany
610.40.7860.60.9-25
South Korea
560.40.4340.20.2+22
Poland
540.40.3750.50.4-21
Afghanistan
470.30.1530.30.2-6
Indonesia
430.30.4350.20.3+8
Fiji
400.30.2290.20.2+11
Netherlands
360.20.5650.40.7-29
Taiwan
330.20.2460.30.1-13
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
320.20.2680.40.3-36
Lebanon
310.20.1410.30.1-10
Croatia
280.20.1260.20.2+2
United States of America
250.20.3270.20.2-2
Chile
250.20.1380.20.2-13
Ireland
240.20.3420.30.3-18
Thailand
220.10.2310.20.2-9
Turkey
200.10.1400.30.1-20
Romania
170.10.1300.20.1-13
Cyprus
160.10.1130.10.1+3
Iraq
160.10.1330.20.1-17
Canada
130.10.190.10.1+4
Russian Federation
130.10.1100.10.1+3
Hungary
130.10.2440.30.2-31
Pakistan
120.10.1250.20.1-13
Slovenia
120.10.0160.10.0-4
Kenya
100.10.1190.10.1-9
East Timor
100.10.1230.20.1-13
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Rowville (Central) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,55330.930.14,72931.027.8-176
Non-English speaking backgrounds
3,69225.023.13,72124.419.7-29
Main English speaking countries
8615.87.11,0086.68.0-147
Australia
9,60265.165.510,06166.069.0-460
Not stated
6014.14.44553.03.2+146

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 China, City of Knox: 3.9% United Kingdom, City of Knox: 4.5% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 2.1% Malaysia, City of Knox: 2.1% India, City of Knox: 2.6% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.3% Italy, City of Knox: 0.7% Philippines, City of Knox: 0.9% Vietnam, City of Knox: 0.8% Egypt, City of Knox: 0.4% China, Rowville (Central): 4.2% United Kingdom, Rowville (Central): 3.6% Sri Lanka, Rowville (Central): 2.9% Malaysia, Rowville (Central): 2.7% India, Rowville (Central): 2.5% New Zealand, Rowville (Central): 1.2% Italy, Rowville (Central): 1.2% Philippines, Rowville (Central): 1.1% Vietnam, Rowville (Central): 0.9% Egypt, Rowville (Central): 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 China, Rowville (Central): +342 United Kingdom, Rowville (Central): -80 Sri Lanka, Rowville (Central): +106 Malaysia, Rowville (Central): -24 India, Rowville (Central): +72 New Zealand, Rowville (Central): -34 Italy, Rowville (Central): -34 Philippines, Rowville (Central): +5 Vietnam, Rowville (Central): -39 Egypt, Rowville (Central): -15
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 Rowville (Central) in 2016 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas, as well as a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 30.9% of the population was born overseas, and 25.0% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 30.1% and 23.1% respectively for the City of Knox.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Rowville (Central) was China, where 4.2% of the population, or 614 people, were born.

There were no major differences between Rowville (Central) and City of Knox in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 176 or 3.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 29 or 0.8%.

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

  • China (+342 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+106 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-80 persons)
  • India (+72 persons)

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