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In 2011, 20% of people in Rowville (North), 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 (North). 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 (North)'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 (North) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
3494.45.44025.25.9-54
map this data in atlas.idIndia1872.42.01511.91.4+36
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia1742.21.81441.91.4+30
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka1732.21.81491.91.4+24
map this data in atlas.idChina1391.81.9680.91.0+71
South Africa
881.10.81071.40.7-19
New Zealand
811.01.2781.01.2+3
Vietnam
670.80.8690.90.7-1
Philippines
650.80.7730.90.6-8
Singapore
600.80.6320.40.4+28
Italy
490.60.8600.80.9-11
Hong Kong
470.60.7310.40.5+17
Germany
390.50.9340.40.9+5
Poland
380.50.4550.70.4-16
Egypt
370.50.4630.80.4-26
Mauritius
360.50.3370.50.3-1
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
350.40.3350.40.3+1
Netherlands
330.40.7390.50.8-6
Cambodia
320.40.4300.40.4+2
Indonesia
310.40.370.10.2+24
Greece
270.30.4310.40.4-4
Fiji
260.30.2150.20.2+11
Croatia
250.30.2310.40.2-6
Bosnia and Herzegovina
220.30.1110.10.1+11
Ireland
210.30.360.10.3+15
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Rowville (North) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born2,18127.527.82,08026.825.2+101
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,60820.319.71,44218.616.7+166
Main English speaking countries
5737.28.06388.28.5-65
Australia
5,57270.369.05,39569.570.3+177
Not stated
1782.23.22833.64.5-105

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% India, City of Knox: 2.0% Malaysia, City of Knox: 1.8% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 1.8% China, City of Knox: 1.9% South Africa, City of Knox: 0.8% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.2% Vietnam, City of Knox: 0.8% Philippines, City of Knox: 0.7% Singapore, City of Knox: 0.6% United Kingdom, Rowville (North): 4.4% India, Rowville (North): 2.4% Malaysia, Rowville (North): 2.2% Sri Lanka, Rowville (North): 2.2% China, Rowville (North): 1.8% South Africa, Rowville (North): 1.1% New Zealand, Rowville (North): 1.0% Vietnam, Rowville (North): 0.8% Philippines, Rowville (North): 0.8% Singapore, Rowville (North): 0.8%
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 (North): -54 India, Rowville (North): +36 Malaysia, Rowville (North): +30 Sri Lanka, Rowville (North): +24 China, Rowville (North): +71 South Africa, Rowville (North): -19 New Zealand, Rowville (North): +3 Vietnam, Rowville (North): -1 Philippines, Rowville (North): -8 Singapore, Rowville (North): +28
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 (North) in 2011 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a similar proportion of people born overseas, and a similar proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 27.5% of the population was born overseas, and 20.3% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 27.8% and 19.7% respectively for the City of Knox.

There were no major differences between Rowville (North) and City of Knox in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 101 or 4.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 166 or 11.5%.

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

  • China (+71 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-54 persons)

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