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In 2011, 24% 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Rowville (Central) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
6044.05.46884.45.9-84
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia4262.81.83502.21.4+76
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka3292.21.82701.71.4+59
map this data in atlas.idIndia3042.02.02391.51.4+65
map this data in atlas.idChina2721.81.92091.31.0+63
New Zealand
2111.41.22141.41.2-3
Italy
2091.40.82191.40.9-10
Vietnam
1701.10.81681.10.7+2
Philippines
1581.00.71440.90.6+14
Egypt
1380.90.41480.90.4-10
Cambodia
1200.80.41040.70.4+16
South Africa
1150.80.81440.90.7-29
Greece
1040.70.4890.60.4+15
Singapore
900.60.6650.40.4+25
Germany
860.60.91030.70.9-17
Hong Kong
840.60.7820.50.5+2
Poland
750.50.4830.50.4-8
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
680.40.3620.40.3+6
Netherlands
650.40.7910.60.8-26
Mauritius
630.40.3680.40.3-5
Afghanistan
530.30.2470.30.1+6
Iran
470.30.2370.20.2+10
Taiwan
460.30.1320.20.1+14
Hungary
440.30.2360.20.2+8
Ireland
420.30.3220.10.3+20
Lebanon
410.30.1480.30.2-7
Turkey
400.30.1210.10.1+19
Chile
380.20.2270.20.2+11
Indonesia
350.20.3190.10.2+16
South Korea
340.20.2180.10.1+16
Iraq
330.20.160.00.0+27
Thailand
310.20.2260.20.1+5
Romania
300.20.1200.10.1+10
Malta
290.20.1410.30.2-12
Fiji
290.20.2410.30.2-12
United States of America
270.20.2340.20.2-7
Croatia
260.20.2440.30.2-18
Pakistan
250.20.1100.10.1+15
East Timor
230.20.1130.10.1+10
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,72931.027.84,46828.625.2+261
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds3,72124.419.73,35721.516.7+364
Main English speaking countries
1,0086.68.01,1117.18.5-103
Australia
10,06266.069.010,38066.570.3-319
Not stated
4553.03.27664.94.5-311

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% Malaysia, City of Knox: 1.8% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 1.8% India, City of Knox: 2.0% China, City of Knox: 1.9% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.2% Italy, City of Knox: 0.8% Vietnam, City of Knox: 0.8% Philippines, City of Knox: 0.7% Egypt, City of Knox: 0.4% United Kingdom, Rowville (Central): 4.0% Malaysia, Rowville (Central): 2.8% Sri Lanka, Rowville (Central): 2.2% India, Rowville (Central): 2.0% China, Rowville (Central): 1.8% New Zealand, Rowville (Central): 1.4% Italy, Rowville (Central): 1.4% Vietnam, Rowville (Central): 1.1% Philippines, Rowville (Central): 1.0% Egypt, Rowville (Central): 0.9%
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, Rowville (Central): -84 Malaysia, Rowville (Central): +76 Sri Lanka, Rowville (Central): +59 India, Rowville (Central): +65 China, Rowville (Central): +63 New Zealand, Rowville (Central): -3 Italy, Rowville (Central): -10 Vietnam, Rowville (Central): +2 Philippines, Rowville (Central): +14 Egypt, Rowville (Central): -10
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 Rowville (Central) in 2011 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, 31.0% of the population was born overseas, and 24.4% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 27.8% and 19.7% respectively for the City of Knox.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Rowville (Central) was Malaysia, where 2.8% of the population, or 426 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Rowville (Central) and the City of Knox was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (4.0% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 261 or 5.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 364 or 10.8%.

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

  • United Kingdom (-84 persons)
  • Malaysia (+76 persons)
  • India (+65 persons)
  • China (+63 persons)

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