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Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Birthplace

In 2011, 10% 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
2,0927.25.42,1897.75.9-97
Germany
3691.30.93631.30.9+6
New Zealand
3381.21.23411.21.2-3
Netherlands
2710.90.72901.00.8-19
Italy
2330.80.82660.90.9-34
map this data in atlas.idIndia2000.72.01330.51.4+67
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka1670.61.81170.41.4+49
map this data in atlas.idChina1620.61.91080.41.0+54
Philippines
1320.50.7620.20.6+70
South Africa
1270.40.8900.30.7+37
Ireland
880.30.3870.30.3+2
Poland
880.30.4960.30.4-8
United States of America
800.30.2580.20.2+23
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia760.31.8690.21.4+7
Austria
580.20.1640.20.2-6
Singapore
540.20.6420.10.4+12
Greece
500.20.4680.20.4-18
Vietnam
490.20.8450.20.7+4
Hungary
450.20.2480.20.2-3
Romania
450.20.1300.10.1+15
Hong Kong
450.20.7380.10.5+7
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
430.10.3460.20.3-3
Canada
420.10.1390.10.1+3
Egypt
400.10.4320.10.4+8
Indonesia
400.10.3310.10.2+8
Thailand
380.10.2180.10.1+21
Croatia
360.10.2210.10.2+15
Lebanon
340.10.1190.10.2+15
France
310.10.1300.10.1+1
Mauritius
300.10.3230.10.3+7
Switzerland
300.10.1370.10.1-7
Malta
300.10.1360.10.2-6
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born5,73219.727.85,36218.725.2+370
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds2,96410.219.72,5588.916.7+406
Main English speaking countries
2,7689.58.02,8049.88.5-36
Australia
22,31076.569.021,79176.270.3+520
Not stated
1,1083.83.21,4445.14.5-336

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% Germany, City of Knox: 0.9% New Zealand, City of Knox: 1.2% Netherlands, City of Knox: 0.7% Italy, City of Knox: 0.8% India, City of Knox: 2.0% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 1.8% China, City of Knox: 1.9% Philippines, City of Knox: 0.7% South Africa, City of Knox: 0.8% United Kingdom, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 7.2% Germany, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.3% New Zealand, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.2% Netherlands, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.9% Italy, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.8% India, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.7% Sri Lanka, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.6% China, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.6% Philippines, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.5% South Africa, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 0.4%
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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -97 Germany, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +6 New Zealand, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -3 Netherlands, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -19 Italy, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -34 India, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +67 Sri Lanka, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +49 China, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +54 Philippines, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +70 South Africa, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +37
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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area in 2011 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, 19.7% of the population was born overseas, and 10.2% 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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area was Germany, where 1.3% of the population, or 369 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (7.2% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Malaysia (0.3% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.7% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (0.6% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 370 or 6.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 406 or 15.9%.

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

  • United Kingdom (-97 persons)
  • Philippines (+70 persons)
  • India (+67 persons)
  • China (+54 persons)

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