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Rowville (North)

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

In 2016, 21% 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.

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 (North) - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
2933.84.53484.45.4-55
map this data in atlas.idChina2643.53.91381.81.9+125
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka2032.72.11732.21.8+30
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia2002.62.11732.21.8+27
map this data in atlas.idIndia1902.52.61862.42.0+4
Vietnam
751.00.8670.80.8+8
South Africa
731.00.7871.10.8-15
New Zealand
690.91.3811.01.2-11
Philippines
490.60.9640.80.7-16
Mauritius
480.60.2350.50.3+12
Italy
440.60.7490.60.8-4
Egypt
410.50.4360.50.4+5
Hong Kong
370.50.9470.60.7-10
South Korea
360.50.480.10.2+28
Singapore
350.50.6600.80.6-24
Iran
340.40.4170.20.2+17
Cambodia
290.40.3320.40.4-3
Poland
280.40.3380.50.4-10
Netherlands
280.40.5330.40.7-5
Germany
270.40.7390.50.9-12
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
270.40.2350.40.3-8
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born2,08927.430.12,18027.527.8-92
Non-English speaking backgrounds
1,62721.323.11,60720.319.7+20
Main English speaking countries
4616.07.15727.28.0-111
Australia
5,33469.965.55,57270.369.0-238
Not stated
2092.84.41772.23.2+32

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% Malaysia, City of Knox: 2.1% India, City of Knox: 2.6% Vietnam, City of Knox: 0.8% South Africa, City of Knox: 0.7% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.3% Philippines, City of Knox: 0.9% Mauritius, City of Knox: 0.2% United Kingdom, Rowville (North): 3.8% China, Rowville (North): 3.5% Sri Lanka, Rowville (North): 2.7% Malaysia, Rowville (North): 2.6% India, Rowville (North): 2.5% Vietnam, Rowville (North): 1.0% South Africa, Rowville (North): 1.0% New Zealand, Rowville (North): 0.9% Philippines, Rowville (North): 0.6% Mauritius, Rowville (North): 0.6%
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 United Kingdom, Rowville (North): -55 China, Rowville (North): +125 Sri Lanka, Rowville (North): +30 Malaysia, Rowville (North): +27 India, Rowville (North): +4 Vietnam, Rowville (North): +8 South Africa, Rowville (North): -15 New Zealand, Rowville (North): -11 Philippines, Rowville (North): -16 Mauritius, Rowville (North): +12
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 (North) 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, 27.4% of the population was born overseas, and 21.3% 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 (North) was China, where 3.5% of the population, or 264 people, were born.

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

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 91 or 4.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 20 or 1.2%.

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

  • China (+125 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-55 persons)

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