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In 2016, 28% 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.

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
Scoresby - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChina2784.73.91592.71.9+119
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka2464.22.11993.41.8+47
map this data in atlas.idIndia2233.82.61963.32.0+27
United Kingdom
2203.74.52574.45.4-37
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia2153.62.11843.11.8+31
New Zealand
1162.01.3951.61.2+21
Hong Kong
671.10.9641.10.7+3
Philippines
621.00.9340.60.7+28
Vietnam
611.00.8721.20.8-11
Singapore
540.90.6430.70.6+11
South Africa
480.80.7571.00.8-9
Cambodia
480.80.3460.80.4+2
Iran
330.60.4130.20.2+20
Afghanistan
300.50.1430.70.2-13
Italy
290.50.7390.70.8-10
Germany
260.40.7360.60.9-10
Indonesia
240.40.4220.40.3+2
Iraq
210.40.1160.30.1+5
South Korea
200.30.4170.30.2+3
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born2,05634.730.11,91332.427.8+143
Non-English speaking backgrounds
1,64927.823.11,48025.119.7+169
Main English speaking countries
4066.97.14327.38.0-26
Australia
3,62761.265.53,83464.969.0-207
Not stated
2434.14.41602.73.2+82

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 China, City of Knox: 3.9% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 2.1% India, City of Knox: 2.6% United Kingdom, City of Knox: 4.5% Malaysia, City of Knox: 2.1% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.3% Hong Kong, City of Knox: 0.9% Philippines, City of Knox: 0.9% Vietnam, City of Knox: 0.8% Singapore, City of Knox: 0.6% China, Scoresby: 4.7% Sri Lanka, Scoresby: 4.2% India, Scoresby: 3.8% United Kingdom, Scoresby: 3.7% Malaysia, Scoresby: 3.6% New Zealand, Scoresby: 2.0% Hong Kong, Scoresby: 1.1% Philippines, Scoresby: 1.0% Vietnam, Scoresby: 1.0% Singapore, Scoresby: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 China, Scoresby: +119 Sri Lanka, Scoresby: +47 India, Scoresby: +27 United Kingdom, Scoresby: -37 Malaysia, Scoresby: +31 New Zealand, Scoresby: +21 Hong Kong, Scoresby: +3 Philippines, Scoresby: +28 Vietnam, Scoresby: -11 Singapore, Scoresby: +11
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 Scoresby 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, 34.7% of the population was born overseas, and 27.8% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 30.1% and 23.1% 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 (4.2% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malaysia (3.6% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (3.8% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 143 or 7.5%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 169 or 11.4%.

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

  • China (+119 persons)

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