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Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Birthplace

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In 2016, 9% of people in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area, 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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area. 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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area'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
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
1,7416.04.52,0957.25.4-354
New Zealand
3341.21.33381.21.2-4
Germany
3271.10.73691.30.9-42
map this data in atlas.idChina3201.13.91620.61.9+158
map this data in atlas.idIndia2811.02.62000.72.0+81
Netherlands
1990.70.52700.90.7-71
Italy
1970.70.72320.80.8-35
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka1460.52.11670.61.8-21
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia1230.42.1760.31.8+47
South Africa
1150.40.71270.40.8-12
Philippines
1140.40.91320.50.7-18
Poland
810.30.3880.30.4-7
United States of America
810.30.3800.30.2+1
Ireland
700.20.3880.30.3-18
Vietnam
620.20.8490.20.8+13
Iran
510.20.4230.10.2+29
Singapore
480.20.6530.20.6-5
Greece
460.20.4500.20.4-4
Indonesia
420.10.4390.10.3+3
Thailand
380.10.2380.10.20
Hong Kong
370.10.9450.20.7-7
Egypt
350.10.4390.10.4-5
South Korea
310.10.4200.10.2+11
Austria
290.10.1580.20.1-29
Hungary
290.10.2440.20.2-15
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born5,01817.430.15,74019.727.8-722
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds2,6579.223.12,96710.219.7-310
Main English speaking countries
2,3618.27.12,7729.58.0-412
Australia
22,24477.265.522,34376.569.0-99
Not stated
1,5615.44.41,1103.83.2+451

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% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.3% Germany, City of Knox: 0.7% China, City of Knox: 3.9% India, City of Knox: 2.6% Netherlands, City of Knox: 0.5% Italy, City of Knox: 0.7% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 2.1% Malaysia, City of Knox: 2.1% South Africa, City of Knox: 0.7% United Kingdom, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 6.0% New Zealand, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.2% Germany, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.1% China, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.1% India, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.0% Netherlands, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.7% Italy, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.7% Sri Lanka, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.5% Malaysia, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.4% South Africa, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 United Kingdom, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -354 New Zealand, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -4 Germany, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -42 China, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +158 India, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +81 Netherlands, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -71 Italy, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -35 Sri Lanka, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -21 Malaysia, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +47 South Africa, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -12
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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area in 2016 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, as well as a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 17.4% of the population was born overseas, and 9.2% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 30.1% and 23.1% respectively for the City of Knox.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area and the City of Knox were:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (1.1% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Malaysia (0.4% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (1.0% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Sri Lanka (0.5% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 722 or 12.6%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 310 or 10.4%.

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

  • United Kingdom (-354 persons)
  • China (+158 persons)
  • India (+81 persons)
  • Netherlands (-71 persons)

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