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Overseas born - Introduction

In 2011, there were 41,506 overseas born people living in the City of Knox.

This population includes anyone who stated a birthplace country other than Australia or its territories on their Census form.

The population born overseas is an extremely important one in Australia, as immigration is integral to our national identity, and has increased markedly since 2006. Information on migrant communities is vital for planning local government activities such as community services, library collections, translation services, as well as planning for types of dwellings and community infrastructure.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

People born overseas

Key statistics
City of Knox - Overseas born20112006Change
Number%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Males19,88747.948.917,81048.248.9+2,077
Females21,61352.151.119,15351.851.1+2,460
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years2,1055.15.51,7104.64.8+395
15 - 24 years2,9597.110.32,8837.810.5+76
25 - 64 years27,74166.865.025,41968.865.1+2,322
65 years or more8,70121.019.36,95818.819.6+1,743
Total population41,506100.0100.036,970100.0100.0+4,536
Language Top 3--------------
English18,07643.634.318,37549.737.4-299
Mandarin3,1927.76.91,6164.45.1+1,576
Cantonese3,0987.54.42,6177.14.9+481
Year of arrival--------------
2006 and after5,72913.823.2--------
Before 200634,34982.872.6--------
Education institute attending--------------
Pre-school1060.30.41040.30.3+2
Primary school1,1372.72.78832.42.3+254
Secondary school1,5373.73.21,2143.33.1+323
Tertiary (University and TAFE)2,3635.79.12,0965.78.7+267
Highest qualification achieved--------------
University14,55136.937.210,34329.329.9+4,208
Other post-school5,94215.111.85,49415.611.9+448
No qualification15,93840.543.515,99545.448.7-57
Work--------------
Unemployment rate1,2024.96.91,0094.67.1+193
Participation rate24,55662.358.422,11662.756.0+2,440
Household income--------------
$599 or less5,39613.317.8--------
$600 to $199917,40543.042.5--------
$2000 or more13,72033.929.6--------
Household type--------------
Couple with children22,81056.547.420,56357.448.3+2,247
Couple without children10,23025.426.38,69224.325.3+1,538
One parent family3,1267.79.32,8798.09.7+247
Group household6871.75.65171.44.8+170
Lone person household3,1537.89.62,8978.110.1+256
Dwelling type--------------
Private dwellings40,44498.297.935,88098.398.0+4,564
Non-private dwellings7261.82.16231.72.0+103
Housing tenure--------------
Fully owned14,26735.330.413,26837.035.0+999
Mortgage19,38147.935.217,26648.134.9+2,115
Renting5,76614.331.34,34912.126.5+1,417
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house36,19989.573.232,77591.374.8+3,424
Medium density3,9509.819.52,9558.219.0+995
High density1710.46.8100.05.7+161

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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Data notes

For dwelling related topics (household type, household income, bedrooms etc), only household members who state an overseas birthplace are included in the table. If more than one household member was born overseas, there will be multiple counts for the same household in the table. People who did not answer the birthplace question are excluded.