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In 2016, 28% 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.

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
Wantirna - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChina9687.23.94833.51.9+486
United Kingdom
5374.04.56224.55.4-85
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia4223.12.13562.61.8+65
map this data in atlas.idIndia4093.02.63172.32.0+92
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka2361.72.12391.71.8-4
Vietnam
2171.60.82001.50.8+17
Hong Kong
1931.40.91571.10.7+36
New Zealand
1691.31.31641.21.2+5
Philippines
1170.90.91190.90.7-2
Singapore
1160.90.6990.70.6+17
Italy
1020.80.71150.80.8-13
Germany
770.60.7940.70.9-17
South Africa
740.50.71040.80.8-31
Cambodia
700.50.3780.60.4-8
South Korea
660.50.4220.20.2+44
Greece
650.50.4930.70.4-29
Netherlands
600.40.5770.60.7-17
Indonesia
500.40.4480.30.3+3
Hungary
490.40.2700.50.2-21
Iran
400.30.4240.20.2+16
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
370.30.2430.30.3-6
Fiji
350.30.2340.20.2+1
Taiwan
350.30.2380.30.1-3
Poland
300.20.3540.40.4-24
Egypt
250.20.4350.30.4-10
Ireland
240.20.3340.30.3-11
Kenya
240.20.1230.20.1+1
Chile
220.20.1140.10.2+8
Thailand
210.20.2260.20.2-4
Croatia
200.10.1250.20.2-5
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,58534.030.14,35831.827.8+226
Non-English speaking backgrounds
3,75927.923.13,36724.519.7+393
Main English speaking countries
8256.17.19917.28.0-166
Australia
8,35161.965.58,97465.469.0-623
Not stated
5564.14.43922.93.2+164

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% United Kingdom, City of Knox: 4.5% Malaysia, City of Knox: 2.1% India, City of Knox: 2.6% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 2.1% Vietnam, City of Knox: 0.8% Hong Kong, City of Knox: 0.9% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.3% Philippines, City of Knox: 0.9% Singapore, City of Knox: 0.6% China, Wantirna: 7.2% United Kingdom, Wantirna: 4.0% Malaysia, Wantirna: 3.1% India, Wantirna: 3.0% Sri Lanka, Wantirna: 1.7% Vietnam, Wantirna: 1.6% Hong Kong, Wantirna: 1.4% New Zealand, Wantirna: 1.3% Philippines, Wantirna: 0.9% Singapore, Wantirna: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 China, Wantirna: +486 United Kingdom, Wantirna: -85 Malaysia, Wantirna: +65 India, Wantirna: +92 Sri Lanka, Wantirna: -4 Vietnam, Wantirna: +17 Hong Kong, Wantirna: +36 New Zealand, Wantirna: +5 Philippines, Wantirna: -2 Singapore, Wantirna: +17
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 Wantirna 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, 34.0% of the population was born overseas, and 27.9% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 30.1% and 23.1% respectively for the City of Knox.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Wantirna was China, where 7.2% of the population, or 968 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in China (7.2% compared to 3.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malaysia (3.1% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 227 or 5.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 392 or 11.6%.

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

  • China (+486 persons)
  • India (+92 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-85 persons)
  • Malaysia (+65 persons)

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