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Non-English speakers - Birthplace

In 2011, 25.1% of the non-English speaking population in the City of Knox were born in Australia.

People speaking a language other than English at home may have been born in a variety of different countries. Second and third generation migrants may be born in Australia. This topic looks at the distribution of birthplaces for non-English language speakers only. It is likely to vary depending on which communities exist in the local area. Some countries may have multiple languages represented, in different parts of the country (eg. India), while other languages are spoken in a range of countries (e.g. Spanish, Arabic). This topic is another tool to pinpoint the particular cultural groups forming your community.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

People speaking a language other than English at home

Birthplace - Ranked by size
City of Knox - Non-English speakers20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
China2,6778.57.61,3775.35.6+1,300
India2,1446.87.11,2244.73.4+920
Malaysia1,9446.22.31,4195.52.1+525
Sri Lanka1,8455.82.61,2044.62.0+641
Vietnam1,0863.45.61,0314.05.9+55
Hong Kong9333.01.47402.81.6+193
Italy9032.95.09623.76.6-59
Philippines8792.82.36852.62.0+194
Germany7712.40.97372.81.1+34
Singapore5331.70.72911.10.6+242
Cambodia5161.60.94981.91.0+18
Greece5121.63.95402.15.1-28
Poland4911.61.05092.01.3-18
Egypt4431.40.84491.70.9-6
Indonesia3701.21.12230.91.1+147
Netherlands3431.10.44221.60.6-79
Iran3141.00.52350.90.4+79
Mauritius2700.90.72721.00.7-2
South Africa2650.80.41760.70.3+89
Afghanistan2400.80.72160.80.5+24
Croatia2380.81.12471.01.4-9
Hungary2320.70.32481.00.4-16
South Korea2310.70.81150.40.5+116
Chile2180.70.51960.80.6+22
Fiji2070.70.61850.70.6+22
Thailand2050.60.71400.50.5+65
Lebanon1890.61.22040.81.4-15
Taiwan1790.60.41480.60.5+31
South Eastern Europe, nfd1740.60.52390.90.8-65
Romania1740.60.41850.70.4-11
New Zealand1550.50.71310.50.6+24
United Kingdom 1510.50.31070.40.3+44
Pakistan1480.50.7910.40.4+57
Cyprus1290.40.61250.50.8+4
Laos1290.40.21380.50.2-9
Austria1280.40.11240.50.2+4
Bosnia and Herzegovina1260.40.71130.40.8+13
Serbia1190.40.61060.40.6+13
Turkey1180.41.21030.41.4+15
Latvia1180.40.11170.50.1+1
Kenya1160.40.1550.20.1+61
Russian Federation1020.30.4570.20.5+45
Japan940.30.4890.30.5+5
Nepal940.30.3530.20.1+41
Iraq920.31.0460.20.8+46
East Timor860.30.4790.30.5+7
Malta750.21.0830.31.3-8
Argentina740.20.2680.30.3+6
Bangladesh630.20.4530.20.3+10
Gaza Strip and West Bank620.20.0910.40.1-29
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)610.21.4480.21.7+13
El Salvador600.20.2540.20.3+6
Sudan520.20.5830.30.6-31
Burma (Myanmar)510.20.4380.10.1+13
France510.20.3560.20.2-5
United States of America460.10.1260.10.1+20
Slovenia450.10.1540.20.2-9
Spain430.10.2380.10.2+5
Switzerland430.10.1490.20.1-6
Bulgaria420.10.1210.10.1+21
Uruguay410.10.1430.20.1-2
Zimbabwe400.10.1200.10.1+20
Brazil380.10.1230.10.1+15
Brunei Darussalam380.10.0300.10.0+8
Czech Republic330.10.1370.10.1-4
Tonga320.10.1160.10.1+16
Ukraine320.10.4310.10.5+1
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Excludes countries with fewer than 10 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
City of Knox - Non-English speakers20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Total overseas born23,17073.470.318,27670.468.0+4,894
Non-English speaking backgrounds22,53471.468.817,82868.666.7+4,706
Main English speaking countries6362.01.54481.71.3+188
Australia7,91625.127.77,02727.028.7+889
Not stated 4771.52.06752.63.3-198

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 China, Greater Melbourne: 7.6% India, Greater Melbourne: 7.1% Malaysia, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Sri Lanka, Greater Melbourne: 2.6% Vietnam, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% Hong Kong, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Italy, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% Philippines, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Germany, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Singapore, Greater Melbourne: 0.7% China, City of Knox: 8.5% India, City of Knox: 6.8% Malaysia, City of Knox: 6.2% Sri Lanka, City of Knox: 5.8% Vietnam, City of Knox: 3.4% Hong Kong, City of Knox: 3.0% Italy, City of Knox: 2.9% Philippines, City of Knox: 2.8% Germany, City of Knox: 2.4% Singapore, City of Knox: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 China, City of Knox: +1,300 India, City of Knox: +920 Malaysia, City of Knox: +525 Sri Lanka, City of Knox: +641 Vietnam, City of Knox: +55 Hong Kong, City of Knox: +193 Italy, City of Knox: -59 Philippines, City of Knox: +194 Germany, City of Knox: +34 Singapore, City of Knox: +242
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the non-English speaking population in the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas.

Overall, 73.4% of the non-English population was born overseas, compared with 70.3% for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the non-English speaking population in the City of Knox and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Malaysia (6.2% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Sri Lanka (5.8% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Greece (1.6% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Italy (2.9% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of non-English speakers born overseas increased by 4,894 or 26.8%,

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

  • China (+1,300 persons)
  • India (+920 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+641 persons)
  • Malaysia (+525 persons)