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In 2011, 30% of people in Wantirna South, 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 South. 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 South'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 South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
8594.85.49335.25.9-74
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia7704.31.86263.51.4+144
map this data in atlas.idIndia6273.52.05082.81.4+119
map this data in atlas.idChina6113.41.93582.01.0+253
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka5613.21.84402.51.4+121
Hong Kong
2961.70.73051.70.5-9
Vietnam
2651.50.82451.40.7+20
Singapore
2531.40.61700.90.4+83
New Zealand
2061.21.21700.91.2+36
South Africa
1781.00.81500.80.7+28
Cambodia
1270.70.41200.70.4+7
Italy
1260.70.81650.90.9-39
Philippines
1180.70.7750.40.6+43
Netherlands
1170.70.71290.70.8-12
Greece
1070.60.41240.70.4-17
Latvia
1070.60.11080.60.1-1
Germany
1030.60.91210.70.9-18
Indonesia
870.50.3710.40.2+16
Ireland
540.30.3490.30.3+5
South Korea
540.30.2490.30.1+5
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
530.30.3630.40.3-10
Taiwan
450.30.1670.40.1-22
United States of America
440.20.2350.20.2+9
Iran
400.20.2480.30.2-8
Kenya
390.20.1240.10.1+15
Thailand
390.20.2260.10.1+13
Egypt
390.20.4650.40.4-26
Mauritius
360.20.3280.20.3+8
Laos
350.20.1190.10.1+16
Fiji
350.20.2470.30.2-12
Poland
350.20.4530.30.4-19
Croatia
290.20.2420.20.2-13
Romania
280.20.1300.20.1-2
Hungary
280.20.2290.20.2-1
Pakistan
260.10.1180.10.1+8
Cyprus
250.10.1400.20.1-15
France
220.10.190.10.1+13
Japan
210.10.1200.10.1+1
United Arab Emirates
210.10.040.00.0+17
Lebanon
200.10.1300.20.2-10
Malta
200.10.1370.20.2-17
Turkey
200.10.1230.10.1-3
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Wantirna South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born6,68437.627.86,06433.825.2+620
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds5,32830.019.74,71426.316.7+614
Main English speaking countries
1,3567.68.01,3507.58.5+6
Australia
10,53159.369.011,21462.570.3-683
Not stated
5463.13.26663.74.5-120

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% Malaysia, City of Knox: 1.8% India, City of Knox: 2.0% China, City of Knox: 1.9% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 1.8% Hong Kong, City of Knox: 0.7% Vietnam, City of Knox: 0.8% Singapore, City of Knox: 0.6% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.2% South Africa, City of Knox: 0.8% United Kingdom, Wantirna South: 4.8% Malaysia, Wantirna South: 4.3% India, Wantirna South: 3.5% China, Wantirna South: 3.4% Sri Lanka, Wantirna South: 3.2% Hong Kong, Wantirna South: 1.7% Vietnam, Wantirna South: 1.5% Singapore, Wantirna South: 1.4% New Zealand, Wantirna South: 1.2% South Africa, Wantirna South: 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, Wantirna South: -74 Malaysia, Wantirna South: +144 India, Wantirna South: +119 China, Wantirna South: +253 Sri Lanka, Wantirna South: +121 Hong Kong, Wantirna South: -9 Vietnam, Wantirna South: +20 Singapore, Wantirna South: +83 New Zealand, Wantirna South: +36 South Africa, Wantirna South: +28
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 South 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, 37.6% of the population was born overseas, and 30.0% 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 South was Malaysia, where 4.3% of the population, or 770 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Malaysia (4.3% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in China (3.4% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (3.5% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Sri Lanka (3.2% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 620 or 10.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 614 or 13.0%.

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

  • China (+253 persons)
  • Malaysia (+144 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+121 persons)
  • India (+119 persons)

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