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In 2011, 39% of people in Koonung Ward, 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 Koonung Ward. 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, Koonung Ward'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
Koonung Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChina3,4909.55.92,2656.44.1+1,225
Greece
1,3763.72.81,4914.23.1-115
Malaysia
1,3333.62.91,0402.92.4+293
map this data in atlas.idItaly1,1803.23.21,3393.83.6-159
Hong Kong
1,1593.12.51,0993.12.5+60
United Kingdom
8352.33.19642.73.3-129
India
5201.41.23280.90.9+192
Vietnam
4371.20.84031.10.8+34
Iran
4251.21.03250.90.7+100
South Korea
4001.10.62870.80.4+113
South Africa
3651.01.33020.81.1+63
Taiwan
3621.00.62970.80.5+65
New Zealand
3591.01.02890.81.0+70
Singapore
3240.90.72800.80.6+44
Sri Lanka
2970.80.62140.60.6+83
Egypt
2300.60.62100.60.5+20
Germany
1950.50.52280.60.6-33
Indonesia
1730.50.41370.40.3+36
Philippines
1630.40.31120.30.3+51
Croatia
1510.40.31760.50.4-25
Lebanon
1420.40.41590.40.4-17
Cyprus
1370.40.41760.50.4-39
Poland
1150.30.21180.30.3-3
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
1050.30.21140.30.3-9
Netherlands
950.30.31140.30.3-19
Turkey
950.30.2890.20.2+6
Pakistan
820.20.2660.20.1+16
Japan
820.20.2470.10.1+35
Malta
790.20.2680.20.2+11
Austria
740.20.1670.20.1+7
United States of America
700.20.3770.20.3-7
Hungary
660.20.1610.20.1+5
Fiji
630.20.2880.20.2-25
Ireland
530.10.2500.10.2+3
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
490.10.2540.20.2-5
Mauritius
470.10.1200.10.1+27
Thailand
470.10.1350.10.1+12
Chile
460.10.1260.10.1+20
Slovenia
450.10.1560.20.1-11
Canada
420.10.1520.10.1-10
Zimbabwe
400.10.1300.10.1+10
Russian Federation
390.10.1440.10.1-5
Romania
380.10.1320.10.1+6
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Koonung Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born16,21444.036.514,30740.234.0+1,907
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds14,49039.330.612,57335.328.0+1,917
Main English speaking countries
1,7244.75.91,7334.96.1-9
Australia
19,15152.060.019,32454.361.0-173
Not stated
1,4664.03.51,9405.55.0-474

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% Malaysia, City of Manningham: 2.9% Italy, City of Manningham: 3.2% Hong Kong, City of Manningham: 2.5% United Kingdom, City of Manningham: 3.1% India, City of Manningham: 1.2% Vietnam, City of Manningham: 0.8% Iran, City of Manningham: 1.0% South Korea, City of Manningham: 0.6% China, Koonung Ward: 9.5% Greece, Koonung Ward: 3.7% Malaysia, Koonung Ward: 3.6% Italy, Koonung Ward: 3.2% Hong Kong, Koonung Ward: 3.1% United Kingdom, Koonung Ward: 2.3% India, Koonung Ward: 1.4% Vietnam, Koonung Ward: 1.2% Iran, Koonung Ward: 1.2% South Korea, Koonung Ward: 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, Koonung Ward: +1,225 Greece, Koonung Ward: -115 Malaysia, Koonung Ward: +293 Italy, Koonung Ward: -159 Hong Kong, Koonung Ward: +60 United Kingdom, Koonung Ward: -129 India, Koonung Ward: +192 Vietnam, Koonung Ward: +34 Iran, Koonung Ward: +100 South Korea, Koonung Ward: +113
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 Koonung Ward 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, 44.0% of the population was born overseas, and 39.3% 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 Koonung Ward was China, where 9.5% of the population, or 3,490 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Koonung Ward and City of Manningham was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in China (9.5% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,907 or 13.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,917 or 15.2%.

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

  • China (+1,225 persons)
  • Malaysia (+293 persons)
  • India (+192 persons)
  • Italy (-159 persons)

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