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In 2016, 43% 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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual birthplace groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Koonung Ward - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChina5,65414.39.33,4909.55.9+2,164
Malaysia
1,8054.63.31,3333.62.9+472
Hong Kong
1,4453.62.61,1593.12.5+286
Greece
1,2023.02.41,3763.72.8-174
map this data in atlas.idItaly9842.52.71,1803.23.2-196
Iran
9712.51.74251.21.0+546
United Kingdom
7671.92.68352.33.1-68
India
7581.91.55201.41.2+238
Vietnam
4981.30.94371.20.8+61
South Korea
4651.20.74001.10.6+65
Singapore
4071.00.83240.90.7+83
New Zealand
4061.00.93591.01.0+47
Taiwan
3580.90.63621.00.6-4
South Africa
3410.91.03651.01.3-24
Sri Lanka
2650.70.62970.80.6-32
Egypt
2080.50.62300.60.6-22
Indonesia
1940.50.41730.50.4+21
Philippines
1750.40.41630.40.3+12
Pakistan
1750.40.3820.20.2+93
Germany
1280.30.41950.50.5-67
Croatia
1230.30.31510.40.3-28
Lebanon
1060.30.31420.40.4-36
Cyprus
960.20.31370.40.4-41
Japan
690.20.2820.20.2-13
United States of America
680.20.3700.20.3-2
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
600.20.2490.10.2+11
Fiji
550.10.1630.20.2-8
Turkey
530.10.1950.30.2-42
Iraq
500.10.1230.10.1+27
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
450.10.21050.30.2-60
Poland
430.10.21150.30.2-72
Netherlands
390.10.2950.30.3-56
Thailand
370.10.2470.10.1-10
Canada
340.10.1420.10.1-8
Hungary
330.10.1660.20.1-33
Slovenia
310.10.1450.10.1-14
Romania
310.10.1380.10.1-7
Kuwait
300.10.1250.10.1+5
Chile
280.10.1460.10.1-18
Ireland
280.10.1530.10.2-25
Sudan
270.10.1330.10.1-6
Syria
270.10.1290.10.1-2
Colombia
230.10.1260.10.0-3
Macau
200.10.1210.10.1-1
Zimbabwe
190.00.1400.10.1-21
Afghanistan
190.00.0220.10.0-3
Cambodia
190.00.1280.10.1-9
Mauritius
180.00.1470.10.1-29
Bangladesh
180.00.0250.10.0-7
Saudi Arabia
180.00.0180.00.00
Malta
180.00.2790.20.2-61
United Arab Emirates
170.00.1160.00.0+1
Austria
150.00.1740.20.1-59
Russian Federation
150.00.1390.10.1-24
Czech Republic
150.00.1100.00.0+5
Albania
140.00.030.00.0+11
Gaza Strip and West Bank
130.00.0210.10.0-8
Bosnia and Herzegovina
130.00.0160.00.1-3
Somalia
120.00.00--0.0+12
Switzerland
110.00.1190.10.1-8
Papua New Guinea
110.00.1130.00.0-2
Jordan
100.00.0180.00.0-8
East Timor
100.00.060.00.0+4
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Manningham %Number%City of Manningham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born18,87147.639.816,21444.036.5+2,657
Non-English speaking backgrounds
17,22743.534.614,49039.330.6+2,737
Main English speaking countries
1,6444.15.21,7244.75.9-80
Australia
18,81047.555.719,15152.060.0-341
Not stated
1,9384.94.51,4664.03.5+472

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Birthplace, 2016
Birthplace, 2016 China, City of Manningham: 9.3% Malaysia, City of Manningham: 3.3% Hong Kong, City of Manningham: 2.6% Greece, City of Manningham: 2.4% Italy, City of Manningham: 2.7% Iran, City of Manningham: 1.7% United Kingdom, City of Manningham: 2.6% India, City of Manningham: 1.5% Vietnam, City of Manningham: 0.9% South Korea, City of Manningham: 0.7% China, Koonung Ward: 14.3% Malaysia, Koonung Ward: 4.6% Hong Kong, Koonung Ward: 3.6% Greece, Koonung Ward: 3.0% Italy, Koonung Ward: 2.5% Iran, Koonung Ward: 2.5% United Kingdom, Koonung Ward: 1.9% India, Koonung Ward: 1.9% Vietnam, Koonung Ward: 1.3% South Korea, Koonung Ward: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 China, Koonung Ward: +2,164 Malaysia, Koonung Ward: +472 Hong Kong, Koonung Ward: +286 Greece, Koonung Ward: -174 Italy, Koonung Ward: -196 Iran, Koonung Ward: +546 United Kingdom, Koonung Ward: -68 India, Koonung Ward: +238 Vietnam, Koonung Ward: +61 South Korea, Koonung Ward: +65
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 47.6% of the population was born overseas, and 43.5% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 39.8% and 34.6% respectively for City of Manningham.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Koonung Ward was China, where 14.3% of the population, or 5,654 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Koonung Ward and City of Manningham were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in China (14.3% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malaysia (4.6% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Hong Kong (3.6% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 2,657 or 16.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 2,737 or 18.9%.

The largest changes in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were for those born in:

  • China (+2,164 persons)
  • Iran (+546 persons)
  • Malaysia (+472 persons)
  • Hong Kong (+286 persons)

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