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In 2011, 12% of people in the City of Maroondah, 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 the City of Maroondah. 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, the City of Maroondah'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
City of Maroondah - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
6,0785.94.16,5886.64.4-510
map this data in atlas.idChina1,4681.42.34830.51.5+985
map this data in atlas.idIndia1,3531.32.75980.61.4+755
New Zealand
1,3131.31.71,2111.21.5+102
map this data in atlas.idBurma (Myanmar)8320.80.11340.10.0+698
map this data in atlas.idNetherlands7000.70.38060.80.4-106
South Africa
6950.70.55440.50.5+151
Germany
6950.70.57510.80.6-56
Malaysia
5840.61.03680.40.8+216
Italy
5800.61.76340.62.0-54
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka4880.51.13500.40.8+138
Vietnam
4240.41.73580.41.6+66
Philippines
4230.40.83600.40.7+63
United States of America
3050.30.42470.20.3+58
Ireland
3030.30.33080.30.3-5
Poland
2750.30.42670.30.4+8
Hong Kong
2680.30.41770.20.5+91
Thailand
2660.30.21140.10.2+152
Iran
2390.20.21410.10.1+98
Greece
2300.21.22240.21.4+6
Cambodia
1910.20.31680.20.3+23
Singapore
1810.20.3960.10.3+85
Indonesia
1710.20.41140.10.3+57
Croatia
1610.20.41710.20.4-10
Canada
1480.10.21270.10.1+21
South Korea
1350.10.2740.10.2+61
Hungary
1330.10.11490.20.1-16
Fiji
1310.10.21210.10.2+10
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
1290.10.41430.10.4-14
Malta
1200.10.51210.10.5-1
Sudan
1190.10.21380.10.2-19
Austria
1170.10.11260.10.1-9
Chile
1160.10.21240.10.2-8
Egypt
1140.10.3800.10.3+34
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
City of Maroondah - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born21,78721.031.418,43618.628.6+3,351
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds12,94512.524.29,4119.521.6+3,534
Main English speaking countries
8,8428.57.29,0259.17.0-183
Australia
78,43775.563.375,66976.364.5+2,768
Not stated
3,6123.55.35,0975.16.9-1,485

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 United Kingdom, Greater Melbourne: 4.1% China, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% India, Greater Melbourne: 2.7% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Burma (Myanmar), Greater Melbourne: 0.1% Netherlands, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% South Africa, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Germany, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Malaysia, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Italy, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% United Kingdom, City of Maroondah: 5.9% China, City of Maroondah: 1.4% India, City of Maroondah: 1.3% New Zealand, City of Maroondah: 1.3% Burma (Myanmar), City of Maroondah: 0.8% Netherlands, City of Maroondah: 0.7% South Africa, City of Maroondah: 0.7% Germany, City of Maroondah: 0.7% Malaysia, City of Maroondah: 0.6% Italy, City of Maroondah: 0.6%
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 United Kingdom, City of Maroondah: -510 China, City of Maroondah: +985 India, City of Maroondah: +755 New Zealand, City of Maroondah: +102 Burma (Myanmar), City of Maroondah: +698 Netherlands, City of Maroondah: -106 South Africa, City of Maroondah: +151 Germany, City of Maroondah: -56 Malaysia, City of Maroondah: +216 Italy, City of Maroondah: -54
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in the City of Maroondah in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, as well as a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 21.0% of the population was born overseas, and 12.5% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 31.4% and 24.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the City of Maroondah was China, where 1.4% of the population, or 1,468 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (5.9% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (1.3% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (0.4% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Italy (0.6% compared to 1.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 3,351 or 18.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 3,534 or 37.6%.

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

  • China (+985 persons)
  • India (+755 persons)
  • Burma (Myanmar) (+698 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-510 persons)

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