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In 2011, 25% of people in Wantirna, 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 Wantirna. 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, Wantirna'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
Wantirna - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
6224.55.46794.95.9-57
map this data in atlas.idChina4833.51.92251.61.0+259
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia3572.61.82762.01.4+81
map this data in atlas.idIndia3182.32.01761.31.4+142
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka2401.71.81561.11.4+84
Vietnam
2001.50.81761.30.7+25
New Zealand
1651.21.22011.41.2-37
Hong Kong
1581.10.71170.80.5+41
Philippines
1190.90.7690.50.6+50
Italy
1150.80.81461.00.9-31
South Africa
1050.80.81270.90.7-22
Singapore
990.70.6710.50.4+28
Germany
940.70.9970.70.9-3
Greece
940.70.4800.60.4+14
Cambodia
790.60.4680.50.4+11
Netherlands
780.60.7830.60.8-5
Hungary
700.50.2700.50.20
Poland
540.40.4470.30.4+7
United States of America
490.40.2470.30.2+2
Indonesia
480.30.3370.30.2+11
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
430.30.3730.50.3-30
Taiwan
380.30.1270.20.1+11
Cyprus
350.30.1270.20.1+8
Ireland
350.30.3500.40.3-15
Egypt
350.30.4510.40.4-16
Fiji
340.20.2260.20.2+8
Nepal
340.20.190.10.0+25
Thailand
260.20.2210.10.1+5
Croatia
250.20.2370.30.2-12
Iran
240.20.2210.20.2+3
Kenya
230.20.1200.10.1+3
Austria
230.20.1190.10.2+4
Mauritius
220.20.3150.10.3+7
South Korea
220.20.2230.20.1-1
Pakistan
200.10.100.00.1+20
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Wantirna - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,35931.827.83,77327.125.2+586
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds3,36724.519.72,63318.916.7+735
Main English speaking countries
9917.28.01,1408.28.5-149
Australia
8,97465.469.09,61569.070.3-641
Not stated
3932.93.25514.04.5-158

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% China, City of Knox: 1.9% Malaysia, City of Knox: 1.8% India, City of Knox: 2.0% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 1.8% Vietnam, City of Knox: 0.8% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.2% Hong Kong, City of Knox: 0.7% Philippines, City of Knox: 0.7% Italy, City of Knox: 0.8% United Kingdom, Wantirna: 4.5% China, Wantirna: 3.5% Malaysia, Wantirna: 2.6% India, Wantirna: 2.3% Sri Lanka, Wantirna: 1.7% Vietnam, Wantirna: 1.5% New Zealand, Wantirna: 1.2% Hong Kong, Wantirna: 1.1% Philippines, Wantirna: 0.9% Italy, Wantirna: 0.8%
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, Wantirna: -57 China, Wantirna: +259 Malaysia, Wantirna: +81 India, Wantirna: +142 Sri Lanka, Wantirna: +84 Vietnam, Wantirna: +25 New Zealand, Wantirna: -37 Hong Kong, Wantirna: +41 Philippines, Wantirna: +50 Italy, Wantirna: -31
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 Wantirna 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, 31.8% of the population was born overseas, and 24.5% 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 Wantirna was China, where 3.5% of the population, or 483 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Wantirna and the City of Knox was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in China (3.5% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 586 or 15.5%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 734 or 27.9%.

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

  • China (+259 persons)
  • India (+142 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+84 persons)
  • Malaysia (+81 persons)

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