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In 2011, 25% of people in Scoresby, 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 Scoresby. 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, Scoresby'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
Scoresby - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
2574.45.42935.15.9-35
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka1993.41.8881.51.4+111
map this data in atlas.idIndia1963.32.01051.81.4+91
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia1843.11.81252.21.4+59
map this data in atlas.idChina1592.71.9741.31.0+85
New Zealand
951.61.2971.71.2-2
Vietnam
721.20.8530.90.7+19
Hong Kong
641.10.7430.80.5+21
South Africa
571.00.8520.90.7+5
Cambodia
460.80.4561.00.4-10
Afghanistan
430.70.2460.80.1-3
Singapore
430.70.6240.40.4+19
Italy
390.70.8390.70.90
Germany
360.60.9290.50.9+7
Philippines
340.60.7530.90.6-19
Netherlands
280.50.7260.50.8+2
Indonesia
220.40.3240.40.2-2
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
200.30.3190.30.3+1
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Scoresby - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,91332.427.81,60227.925.2+311
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,48125.119.71,13219.716.7+349
Main English speaking countries
4327.38.04708.28.5-38
Australia
3,83564.969.03,94668.770.3-111
Not stated
1612.73.21983.44.5-37

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% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.2% Vietnam, City of Knox: 0.8% Hong Kong, City of Knox: 0.7% South Africa, City of Knox: 0.8% Cambodia, City of Knox: 0.4% United Kingdom, Scoresby: 4.4% Sri Lanka, Scoresby: 3.4% India, Scoresby: 3.3% Malaysia, Scoresby: 3.1% China, Scoresby: 2.7% New Zealand, Scoresby: 1.6% Vietnam, Scoresby: 1.2% Hong Kong, Scoresby: 1.1% South Africa, Scoresby: 1.0% Cambodia, Scoresby: 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, Scoresby: -35 Sri Lanka, Scoresby: +111 India, Scoresby: +91 Malaysia, Scoresby: +59 China, Scoresby: +85 New Zealand, Scoresby: -2 Vietnam, Scoresby: +19 Hong Kong, Scoresby: +21 South Africa, Scoresby: +5 Cambodia, Scoresby: -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 Scoresby 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 25.1% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 27.8% and 19.7% respectively for the City of Knox.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Scoresby and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Sri Lanka (3.4% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malaysia (3.1% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (3.3% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (4.4% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 311 or 19.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 349 or 30.8%.

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

  • Sri Lanka (+111 persons)
  • India (+91 persons)
  • China (+85 persons)
  • Malaysia (+59 persons)

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