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In 2011, 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Rowville (South) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
4454.15.44374.25.9+8
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka4023.71.83643.51.4+38
map this data in atlas.idIndia2712.52.02662.51.4+5
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia1641.51.81341.31.4+30
map this data in atlas.idChina1381.31.9820.81.0+56
South Africa
1371.30.8890.80.7+48
Italy
1321.20.81411.30.9-9
New Zealand
1201.11.21161.11.2+4
Vietnam
1111.00.8920.90.7+19
Egypt
1091.00.41061.00.4+3
Mauritius
860.80.31131.10.3-27
Poland
740.70.4770.70.4-3
Philippines
660.60.7860.80.6-20
Cambodia
620.60.4630.60.4-1
Fiji
610.60.2310.30.2+30
Greece
590.50.4540.50.4+5
Singapore
570.50.6450.40.4+12
Netherlands
550.50.7570.50.8-2
Germany
480.40.9640.60.9-16
Afghanistan
430.40.2400.40.1+3
Croatia
400.40.2460.40.2-6
Chile
380.40.2340.30.2+4
Indonesia
370.30.3270.30.2+10
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
360.30.3450.40.3-9
Romania
340.30.1170.20.1+17
Lebanon
320.30.1380.40.2-6
Hong Kong
310.30.7320.30.5-1
Iran
300.30.290.10.2+21
Malta
280.30.1260.20.2+2
Thailand
270.20.2230.20.1+4
Turkey
230.20.1240.20.1-1
Iraq
230.20.1150.10.0+8
Burma (Myanmar)
230.20.0100.10.0+13
Ireland
210.20.3310.30.3-10
East Timor
210.20.1190.20.1+2
Hungary
210.20.2270.30.2-6
United States of America
200.20.2170.20.2+3
South Korea
200.20.230.00.1+17
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born3,51132.427.83,25931.125.2+252
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds2,75425.419.72,56924.516.7+185
Main English speaking countries
7577.08.06906.68.5+67
Australia
6,95764.269.06,83165.270.3+126
Not stated
3713.43.23833.74.5-12

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% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 1.8% India, City of Knox: 2.0% Malaysia, City of Knox: 1.8% China, City of Knox: 1.9% South Africa, City of Knox: 0.8% Italy, City of Knox: 0.8% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.2% Vietnam, City of Knox: 0.8% Egypt, City of Knox: 0.4% United Kingdom, Rowville (South): 4.1% Sri Lanka, Rowville (South): 3.7% India, Rowville (South): 2.5% Malaysia, Rowville (South): 1.5% China, Rowville (South): 1.3% South Africa, Rowville (South): 1.3% Italy, Rowville (South): 1.2% New Zealand, Rowville (South): 1.1% Vietnam, Rowville (South): 1.0% Egypt, Rowville (South): 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 United Kingdom, Rowville (South): +8 Sri Lanka, Rowville (South): +38 India, Rowville (South): +5 Malaysia, Rowville (South): +30 China, Rowville (South): +56 South Africa, Rowville (South): +48 Italy, Rowville (South): -9 New Zealand, Rowville (South): +4 Vietnam, Rowville (South): +19 Egypt, Rowville (South): +3
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 (South) 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, 32.4% of the population was born overseas, and 25.4% 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 (South) was Sri Lanka, where 3.7% of the population, or 402 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Sri Lanka (3.7% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (4.1% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 252 or 7.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 185 or 7.2%.

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

  • China (+56 persons)

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