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In 2011, 8% of people in Upper Ferntree Gully, 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 Upper Ferntree Gully. 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, Upper Ferntree Gully'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
Upper Ferntree Gully - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom2188.85.42349.55.9-16
New Zealand311.21.2361.51.2-5
Netherlands281.10.7331.30.8-5
Germany241.00.9210.90.9+3

Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Upper Ferntree Gully - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born49319.827.852321.225.2-30
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds2088.419.72239.016.7-15
Main English speaking countries
28511.58.030012.28.5-15
Australia
1,87175.269.01,84074.670.3+31
Not stated
1255.03.21054.34.5+20

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% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.2% Netherlands, City of Knox: 0.7% Germany, City of Knox: 0.9% United Kingdom, Upper Ferntree Gully: 8.8% New Zealand, Upper Ferntree Gully: 1.2% Netherlands, Upper Ferntree Gully: 1.1% Germany, Upper Ferntree Gully: 1.0%
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, Upper Ferntree Gully: -16 New Zealand, Upper Ferntree Gully: -5 Netherlands, Upper Ferntree Gully: -5 Germany, Upper Ferntree Gully: +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 Upper Ferntree Gully in 2011 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, 19.8% of the population was born overseas, and 8.4% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 27.8% and 19.7% respectively for the City of Knox.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Upper Ferntree Gully and the City of Knox was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (8.8% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas decreased by 30 or 5.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 15 or 6.7%.

There were no major differences in Upper Ferntree Gully between 2006 and 2011.

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