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In 2011, 37% of people in Doncaster East, 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 Doncaster East. 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, Doncaster East'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
Doncaster East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChina2,0937.85.91,4655.64.1+629
Malaysia
1,2124.52.99593.62.4+253
Hong Kong
1,1864.42.51,2174.62.5-31
United Kingdom
6872.63.17692.93.3-82
Greece
6812.52.87392.83.1-58
map this data in atlas.idItaly5962.23.26582.53.6-62
South Africa
4111.51.33721.41.1+39
India
3271.21.22581.00.9+69
Iran
3091.21.02210.80.7+88
Vietnam
2941.10.82881.10.8+6
Singapore
2841.10.72561.00.6+28
New Zealand
2801.01.02551.01.0+25
Taiwan
2220.80.62040.80.5+17
South Korea
2130.80.61400.50.4+73
Sri Lanka
2120.80.61790.70.6+33
Egypt
1520.60.61490.60.5+2
Cyprus
1300.50.41510.60.4-21
Germany
1240.50.51580.60.6-34
Lebanon
1130.40.41080.40.4+5
Indonesia
1100.40.4950.40.3+14
Croatia
930.30.31180.40.4-26
United States of America
830.30.3730.30.3+10
Malta
790.30.2620.20.2+18
Philippines
780.30.3580.20.3+21
Poland
720.30.2640.20.3+9
Netherlands
720.30.3900.30.3-18
Pakistan
620.20.2610.20.1+1
Turkey
590.20.2580.20.2+1
Ireland
540.20.2430.20.2+11
Fiji
530.20.2680.30.2-16
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
490.20.2560.20.3-8
Austria
490.20.1340.10.1+14
Kuwait
440.20.1460.20.1-2
Hungary
380.10.1420.20.1-4
Mauritius
380.10.1120.00.1+26
Romania
370.10.1310.10.1+7
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
360.10.2320.10.2+5
Canada
360.10.1530.20.1-17
Japan
320.10.2300.10.1+2
Macau
290.10.1300.10.1-1
Zimbabwe
280.10.1270.10.1+1
Thailand
280.10.1210.10.1+7
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Doncaster East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born11,38342.536.510,45739.734.0+926
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds9,83236.730.68,89233.728.0+940
Main English speaking countries
1,5515.85.91,5655.96.1-14
Australia
14,45054.060.014,72055.861.0-270
Not stated
9463.53.51,1874.55.0-241

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, City of Manningham: 5.9% Malaysia, City of Manningham: 2.9% Hong Kong, City of Manningham: 2.5% United Kingdom, City of Manningham: 3.1% Greece, City of Manningham: 2.8% Italy, City of Manningham: 3.2% South Africa, City of Manningham: 1.3% India, City of Manningham: 1.2% Iran, City of Manningham: 1.0% Vietnam, City of Manningham: 0.8% China, Doncaster East: 7.8% Malaysia, Doncaster East: 4.5% Hong Kong, Doncaster East: 4.4% United Kingdom, Doncaster East: 2.6% Greece, Doncaster East: 2.5% Italy, Doncaster East: 2.2% South Africa, Doncaster East: 1.5% India, Doncaster East: 1.2% Iran, Doncaster East: 1.2% Vietnam, Doncaster East: 1.1%
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 China, Doncaster East: +629 Malaysia, Doncaster East: +253 Hong Kong, Doncaster East: -31 United Kingdom, Doncaster East: -82 Greece, Doncaster East: -58 Italy, Doncaster East: -62 South Africa, Doncaster East: +39 India, Doncaster East: +69 Iran, Doncaster East: +88 Vietnam, Doncaster East: +6
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 Doncaster East in 2011 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas, as well as a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 42.5% of the population was born overseas, and 36.7% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 36.5% and 30.6% respectively for City of Manningham.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Doncaster East was China, where 7.8% of the population, or 2,093 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Doncaster East and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Hong Kong (4.4% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in China (7.8% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malaysia (4.5% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 926 or 8.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 940 or 10.6%.

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

  • China (+629 persons)
  • Malaysia (+253 persons)
  • Iran (+88 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-82 persons)

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