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In 2016, 24% of people in Rowville, 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 Rowville. 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, Rowville'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
Rowville - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
1,1873.64.51,3974.15.4-210
map this data in atlas.idChina1,1833.63.95481.61.9+634
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka1,0523.22.19042.71.8+148
map this data in atlas.idIndia8762.72.67612.22.0+115
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia7432.32.17632.21.8-20
New Zealand
3841.21.34121.21.2-27
Italy
3351.00.73901.10.8-54
Vietnam
3070.90.83481.00.8-41
Philippines
2860.90.92880.80.7-3
South Africa
2780.90.73391.00.8-62
Egypt
2530.80.42830.80.4-30
Mauritius
1880.60.21840.50.3+3
Cambodia
1740.50.32140.60.4-40
Hong Kong
1710.50.91620.50.7+9
Greece
1570.50.41900.60.4-33
Singapore
1540.50.62070.60.6-52
Poland
1530.50.31870.60.4-34
Iran
1520.50.4940.30.2+58
Germany
1250.40.71730.50.9-48
Netherlands
1160.40.51530.50.7-37
South Korea
1000.30.4620.20.2+38
Fiji
930.30.21160.30.2-23
Indonesia
890.30.41020.30.3-14
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
850.30.21390.40.3-54
Afghanistan
830.30.1990.30.2-16
Lebanon
700.20.1880.30.1-18
Croatia
680.20.1910.30.2-23
Chile
620.20.1930.30.2-30
Taiwan
530.20.2580.20.1-5
United States of America
520.20.3620.20.2-10
Ireland
520.20.3840.20.3-32
Thailand
460.10.2640.20.2-18
Romania
460.10.1710.20.1-24
East Timor
430.10.1540.20.1-11
Pakistan
430.10.1570.20.1-15
Hungary
370.10.2780.20.2-41
Turkey
370.10.1630.20.1-26
Iraq
360.10.1590.20.1-23
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Rowville - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born9,86430.230.110,42030.627.8-557
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds7,89624.223.18,08223.819.7-186
Main English speaking countries
1,9676.07.12,3376.98.0-370
Australia
21,61966.165.522,59066.469.0-971
Not stated
1,2043.74.41,0033.03.2+201

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 United Kingdom, City of Knox: 4.5% China, City of Knox: 3.9% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 2.1% India, City of Knox: 2.6% Malaysia, City of Knox: 2.1% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.3% Italy, City of Knox: 0.7% Vietnam, City of Knox: 0.8% Philippines, City of Knox: 0.9% South Africa, City of Knox: 0.7% United Kingdom, Rowville: 3.6% China, Rowville: 3.6% Sri Lanka, Rowville: 3.2% India, Rowville: 2.7% Malaysia, Rowville: 2.3% New Zealand, Rowville: 1.2% Italy, Rowville: 1.0% Vietnam, Rowville: 0.9% Philippines, Rowville: 0.9% South Africa, Rowville: 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 United Kingdom, Rowville: -210 China, Rowville: +634 Sri Lanka, Rowville: +148 India, Rowville: +115 Malaysia, Rowville: -20 New Zealand, Rowville: -27 Italy, Rowville: -54 Vietnam, Rowville: -41 Philippines, Rowville: -3 South Africa, Rowville: -62
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 Rowville in 2016 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a similar proportion of people born overseas, and a similar proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 30.2% of the population was born overseas, and 24.2% 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 Rowville was China, where 3.6% of the population, or 1,183 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Sri Lanka (3.2% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 556 or 5.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 186 or 2.3%.

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

  • China (+634 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-210 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+148 persons)
  • India (+115 persons)

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