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In 2016, 35% 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.

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 South - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChina1,6048.53.96103.41.9+993
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia9435.02.17694.31.8+174
map this data in atlas.idIndia8164.32.66263.52.0+190
United Kingdom
7464.04.58594.85.4-113
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka6243.32.15613.21.8+64
Hong Kong
3772.00.92961.70.7+81
Singapore
2611.40.62521.40.6+9
Vietnam
2351.20.82651.50.8-29
New Zealand
2131.11.32051.21.2+7
Indonesia
1470.80.4860.50.3+61
Italy
1440.80.71260.70.8+18
Cambodia
1250.70.31260.70.4-1
South Africa
1230.70.71771.00.8-55
Philippines
1180.60.91170.70.70
South Korea
1140.60.4540.30.2+61
Greece
1080.60.41070.60.4+1
Germany
920.50.71020.60.9-10
Netherlands
890.50.51170.70.7-28
Latvia
790.40.11070.60.1-28
Taiwan
550.30.2450.30.1+10
Iran
520.30.4390.20.2+13
Iraq
420.20.1140.10.1+28
United States of America
390.20.3430.20.2-4
Egypt
360.20.4380.20.4-2
Pakistan
320.20.1260.10.1+6
Laos
300.20.1350.20.1-5
Poland
270.10.3340.20.4-7
Fiji
260.10.2340.20.2-9
Thailand
260.10.2380.20.2-12
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
260.10.2520.30.3-26
Ireland
260.10.3530.30.3-27
Mauritius
240.10.2360.20.3-12
Kenya
230.10.1390.20.1-16
Romania
200.10.1280.20.1-8
Japan
200.10.1210.10.1-1
Russian Federation
190.10.190.10.1+10
Argentina
160.10.160.00.1+10
Afghanistan
160.10.1190.10.2-3
Lebanon
160.10.1200.10.1-4
Cyprus
160.10.1250.10.1-9
East Timor
140.10.1130.10.1+1
Hungary
130.10.2280.20.2-15
Canada
120.10.1160.10.1-4
Malta
110.10.1200.10.1-9
Brunei Darussalam
110.10.0140.10.0-3
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born7,79441.230.16,68437.627.8+1,110
Non-English speaking backgrounds
6,63235.123.15,32730.019.7+1,305
Main English speaking countries
1,1616.17.11,3567.68.0-195
Australia
10,43455.265.510,53059.369.0-97
Not stated
6693.54.45453.13.2+124

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% Malaysia, City of Knox: 2.1% India, City of Knox: 2.6% United Kingdom, City of Knox: 4.5% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 2.1% Hong Kong, City of Knox: 0.9% Singapore, City of Knox: 0.6% Vietnam, City of Knox: 0.8% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.3% Indonesia, City of Knox: 0.4% China, Wantirna South: 8.5% Malaysia, Wantirna South: 5.0% India, Wantirna South: 4.3% United Kingdom, Wantirna South: 4.0% Sri Lanka, Wantirna South: 3.3% Hong Kong, Wantirna South: 2.0% Singapore, Wantirna South: 1.4% Vietnam, Wantirna South: 1.2% New Zealand, Wantirna South: 1.1% Indonesia, Wantirna South: 0.8%
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 South: +993 Malaysia, Wantirna South: +174 India, Wantirna South: +190 United Kingdom, Wantirna South: -113 Sri Lanka, Wantirna South: +64 Hong Kong, Wantirna South: +81 Singapore, Wantirna South: +9 Vietnam, Wantirna South: -29 New Zealand, Wantirna South: +7 Indonesia, Wantirna South: +61
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 South 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, 41.2% of the population was born overseas, and 35.1% 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 South was China, where 8.5% of the population, or 1,604 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 China (8.5% compared to 3.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malaysia (5.0% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (4.3% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Sri Lanka (3.3% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,110 or 16.6%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,305 or 24.5%.

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

  • China (+993 persons)
  • India (+190 persons)
  • Malaysia (+174 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-113 persons)

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