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Rowville (South)

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In 2016, 25% of people in Rowville (South), 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 (South). 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 (South)'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 (South) - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka4144.02.14023.71.8+12
United Kingdom
3703.64.54454.15.4-75
map this data in atlas.idIndia3103.02.62712.52.0+39
map this data in atlas.idChina3053.03.91381.31.9+167
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia1411.42.11641.51.8-23
New Zealand
1381.31.31201.11.2+18
Italy
1161.10.71321.20.8-16
South Africa
1071.00.71371.30.8-30
Vietnam
1011.00.81111.00.8-10
Egypt
890.90.41091.00.4-20
Mauritius
790.80.2860.80.3-7
Philippines
740.70.9660.60.7+8
Poland
710.70.3740.70.4-3
Greece
520.50.4590.50.4-7
Netherlands
520.50.5550.50.7-3
Hong Kong
500.50.9310.30.7+19
Singapore
500.50.6570.50.6-7
Cambodia
490.50.3620.60.4-13
Fiji
410.40.2610.60.2-20
Iran
380.40.4300.30.2+8
Germany
370.40.7480.40.9-11
Afghanistan
360.30.1430.40.2-7
Indonesia
310.30.4370.30.3-6
East Timor
300.30.1210.20.1+9
Lebanon
280.30.1320.30.1-4
Romania
270.30.1340.30.1-7
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
260.30.2360.30.3-10
Chile
240.20.1380.40.2-14
Croatia
210.20.1400.40.2-19
Laos
210.20.1140.10.1+7
Ireland
180.20.3210.20.3-3
Turkey
170.20.1230.20.1-6
Hungary
170.20.2210.20.2-4
Pakistan
150.10.1190.20.1-4
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
150.10.0110.10.0+4
Iraq
140.10.1230.20.1-9
Russian Federation
140.10.1130.10.1+1
Malta
130.10.1280.30.1-15
Thailand
120.10.2270.20.2-15
United States of America
120.10.3200.20.2-8
Taiwan
100.10.290.10.1+1
Burma (Myanmar)
100.10.1230.20.0-13
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Rowville (South) - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born3,22231.330.13,51132.427.8-289
Non-English speaking backgrounds
2,57725.023.12,75425.419.7-177
Main English speaking countries
6456.37.17577.08.0-112
Australia
6,68364.965.56,95764.269.0-274
Not stated
3943.84.43713.43.2+23

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 Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 2.1% United Kingdom, City of Knox: 4.5% India, City of Knox: 2.6% China, City of Knox: 3.9% Malaysia, City of Knox: 2.1% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.3% Italy, City of Knox: 0.7% South Africa, City of Knox: 0.7% Vietnam, City of Knox: 0.8% Egypt, City of Knox: 0.4% Sri Lanka, Rowville (South): 4.0% United Kingdom, Rowville (South): 3.6% India, Rowville (South): 3.0% China, Rowville (South): 3.0% Malaysia, Rowville (South): 1.4% New Zealand, Rowville (South): 1.3% Italy, Rowville (South): 1.1% South Africa, Rowville (South): 1.0% Vietnam, Rowville (South): 1.0% Egypt, Rowville (South): 0.9%
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 Sri Lanka, Rowville (South): +12 United Kingdom, Rowville (South): -75 India, Rowville (South): +39 China, Rowville (South): +167 Malaysia, Rowville (South): -23 New Zealand, Rowville (South): +18 Italy, Rowville (South): -16 South Africa, Rowville (South): -30 Vietnam, Rowville (South): -10 Egypt, Rowville (South): -20
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 (South) 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, 31.3% 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 (South) was Sri Lanka, where 4.0% of the population, or 414 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Sri Lanka (4.0% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 289 or 8.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 177 or 6.4%.

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

  • China (+167 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-75 persons)

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