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Recent arrivals - Birthplace

In 2011, 81.8% of recent overseas arrivals in the City of Maroondah came from countries where English was not their first language.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born. For recent arrivals, this indicates the countries which have provided overseas migrants to the City of Maroondah in the last 5 years. This may be quite different to the overall cultural makeup of the place, and indicates the emerging or changing birthplace groups in the most recent time period.

To get a more complete picture of cultural and ethnic characteristics, the City of Maroondah's Country of Birth data should be viewed together with Language Spoken at Home and Age Structure.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011

Birthplace - Ranked by size
City of Maroondah - Recent arrivals2011
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne
Burma (Myanmar)73617.21.2
India67115.720.2
China62714.713.3
United Kingdom3418.07.3
New Zealand2074.86.3
Malaysia1694.04.0
Thailand1463.41.4
South Africa1413.31.8
Sri Lanka1242.94.6
Philippines1012.43.4
Iran912.11.0
United States of America671.61.6
Vietnam581.43.2
South Korea551.31.6
Hong Kong491.11.0
Germany370.90.7
Sudan360.80.5
Indonesia350.81.9
Singapore350.81.6
Taiwan320.70.5
Mauritius310.71.0
Canada290.70.6
Cambodia280.70.6
Zimbabwe270.60.5
Kenya240.60.3
Russian Federation230.50.4
Egypt230.50.4
Ireland210.51.2
Nepal210.51.1
Poland200.50.2
Bulgaria160.40.0
Iraq160.41.4
Colombia140.30.6
Japan140.30.7
Romania130.30.2
Fiji130.30.6
Papua New Guinea120.30.1
Liberia120.30.1
Argentina110.30.1
Mexico100.20.2
Ghana100.20.1
Bangladesh100.20.7
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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.

Excludes countries with fewer than 10 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
City of Maroondah - Recent arrivals2011
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne
Total overseas born4,275100.0100.0
Non-English speaking backgrounds3,49881.881.8
Main English speaking countries77718.218.2
Australia00.00.0

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.

Birthplace, 2011
Birthplace, 2011 Burma (Myanmar), Greater Melbourne: 1.2% India, Greater Melbourne: 20.2% China, Greater Melbourne: 13.3% United Kingdom, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% Malaysia, Greater Melbourne: 4.0% Thailand, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% South Africa, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Sri Lanka, Greater Melbourne: 4.6% Philippines, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% Burma (Myanmar), City of Maroondah: 17.2% India, City of Maroondah: 15.7% China, City of Maroondah: 14.7% United Kingdom, City of Maroondah: 8.0% New Zealand, City of Maroondah: 4.8% Malaysia, City of Maroondah: 4.0% Thailand, City of Maroondah: 3.4% South Africa, City of Maroondah: 3.3% Sri Lanka, City of Maroondah: 2.9% Philippines, City of Maroondah: 2.4%
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.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of recent overseas arrivals in the City of Maroondah in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a similar proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 81.8% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 81.8% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth for the recent overseas arriving population in the City of Maroondah was Burma (Myanmar), where 17.2% or 736 people were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the recent overseas arriving population in the City of Maroondah and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Burma (Myanmar) (17.2% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Thailand (3.4% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (15.7% compared to 20.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (1.4% compared to 3.2%)
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