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In 2011, 31% of people in Templestowe Lower, 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 Templestowe Lower. 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, Templestowe Lower'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
Templestowe Lower - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChina6955.35.95434.24.1+152
Greece
5093.92.85704.43.1-62
map this data in atlas.idItaly4913.73.24973.83.6-6
Malaysia
3662.82.92882.22.4+77
United Kingdom
3382.63.13853.03.3-47
Hong Kong
2241.72.52051.62.5+19
India
1921.51.2980.80.9+93
South Africa
1501.11.31170.91.1+33
Iran
1140.91.0630.50.7+52
New Zealand
1090.81.01331.01.0-24
Singapore
1060.80.7840.60.6+22
Lebanon
940.70.4800.60.4+14
Vietnam
940.70.8850.70.8+9
Germany
870.70.5920.70.6-5
Egypt
740.60.6630.50.5+11
Sri Lanka
650.50.6610.50.6+3
South Korea
560.40.6520.40.4+5
Cyprus
560.40.4580.40.4-2
Philippines
510.40.3420.30.3+9
Croatia
490.40.3540.40.4-6
United States of America
460.40.3350.30.3+11
Indonesia
420.30.4400.30.3+2
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
390.30.2430.30.3-4
Netherlands
380.30.3240.20.3+14
Poland
350.30.2420.30.3-6
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
350.30.2410.30.2-6
Taiwan
340.30.6480.40.5-14
Romania
320.20.1310.20.1+1
Japan
310.20.2220.20.1+9
Slovenia
270.20.1230.20.1+4
Ireland
210.20.2260.20.2-5
Fiji
210.20.290.10.2+12
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Templestowe Lower - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,70435.836.54,43234.134.0+271
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds4,03130.730.63,72828.728.0+302
Main English speaking countries
6735.15.97045.46.1-31
Australia
7,84359.760.07,92161.061.0-78
Not stated
5994.63.56354.95.0-36

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% Greece, City of Manningham: 2.8% Italy, City of Manningham: 3.2% Malaysia, City of Manningham: 2.9% United Kingdom, City of Manningham: 3.1% Hong Kong, City of Manningham: 2.5% India, City of Manningham: 1.2% South Africa, City of Manningham: 1.3% Iran, City of Manningham: 1.0% New Zealand, City of Manningham: 1.0% China, Templestowe Lower: 5.3% Greece, Templestowe Lower: 3.9% Italy, Templestowe Lower: 3.7% Malaysia, Templestowe Lower: 2.8% United Kingdom, Templestowe Lower: 2.6% Hong Kong, Templestowe Lower: 1.7% India, Templestowe Lower: 1.5% South Africa, Templestowe Lower: 1.1% Iran, Templestowe Lower: 0.9% New Zealand, Templestowe Lower: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 China, Templestowe Lower: +152 Greece, Templestowe Lower: -62 Italy, Templestowe Lower: -6 Malaysia, Templestowe Lower: +77 United Kingdom, Templestowe Lower: -47 Hong Kong, Templestowe Lower: +19 India, Templestowe Lower: +93 South Africa, Templestowe Lower: +33 Iran, Templestowe Lower: +52 New Zealand, Templestowe Lower: -24
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 Templestowe Lower in 2011 compared to City of Manningham shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, and a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 35.8% of the population was born overseas, and 30.7% 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 Templestowe Lower was China, where 5.3% of the population, or 695 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Templestowe Lower and City of Manningham was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Greece (3.9% compared to 2.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 272 or 6.1%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 303 or 8.1%.

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

  • China (+152 persons)
  • India (+93 persons)
  • Malaysia (+77 persons)
  • Greece (-62 persons)

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