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Non-English speakers - Birthplace

In 2011, 23.7% of the non-English speaking population in the City of Maroondah were born in Australia.

People speaking a language other than English at home may have been born in a variety of different countries. Second and third generation migrants may be born in Australia. This topic looks at the distribution of birthplaces for non-English language speakers only. It is likely to vary depending on which communities exist in the local area. Some countries may have multiple languages represented, in different parts of the country (eg. India), while other languages are spoken in a range of countries (e.g. Spanish, Arabic). This topic is another tool to pinpoint the particular cultural groups forming your community.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

People speaking a language other than English at home

Birthplace - Ranked by size
City of Maroondah - Non-English speakers20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
China1,40210.77.64404.95.6+962
India1,0678.27.13764.23.4+691
Burma (Myanmar)8076.20.41241.40.1+683
Italy4263.35.04615.16.6-35
Vietnam4033.15.63373.75.9+66
Malaysia3702.82.32122.42.1+158
Philippines3132.42.32412.72.0+72
Germany3082.40.93303.71.1-22
Sri Lanka2792.12.61471.62.0+132
Netherlands2622.00.43123.50.6-50
Hong Kong2371.81.41501.71.6+87
Thailand2191.70.7740.80.5+145
Iran2171.70.51221.40.4+95
Poland2101.61.02122.41.3-2
Greece1801.43.91892.15.1-9
Cambodia1781.40.91631.81.0+15
South Africa1731.30.41281.40.3+45
Indonesia1321.01.1690.81.1+63
Croatia1190.91.11211.31.4-2
Sudan1070.80.51331.50.6-26
South Korea1030.80.8510.60.5+52
Chile980.70.51031.10.6-5
Hungary920.70.31011.10.4-9
Singapore890.70.7380.40.6+51
Fiji850.60.6750.80.6+10
Taiwan830.60.4350.40.5+48
Egypt690.50.8550.60.9+14
New Zealand670.50.7540.60.6+13
Romania640.50.4590.70.4+5
United Kingdom 630.50.3520.60.3+11
Lebanon610.51.2660.71.4-5
Japan570.40.4310.30.5+26
Mauritius560.40.7250.30.7+31
Argentina530.40.2410.50.3+12
France480.40.3410.50.2+7
South Eastern Europe, nfd470.40.5560.60.8-9
Bosnia and Herzegovina440.30.7570.60.8-13
Kenya430.30.1260.30.1+17
Tonga410.30.1320.40.1+9
Austria400.30.1430.50.2-3
Bangladesh400.30.4320.40.3+8
Zimbabwe390.30.160.10.1+33
Malta380.31.0420.51.3-4
Russian Federation370.30.4340.40.5+3
Spain360.30.2210.20.2+15
Ukraine350.30.4180.20.5+17
Afghanistan340.30.7210.20.5+13
Serbia340.30.6440.50.6-10
El Salvador330.30.2400.40.3-7
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)300.21.4300.31.70
Iraq300.21.0210.20.8+9
Laos300.20.2270.30.2+3
Colombia290.20.240.00.1+25
Cyprus290.20.6250.30.8+4
Czech Republic280.20.1360.40.1-8
Pakistan250.20.7180.20.4+7
Brazil250.20.1120.10.1+13
Nepal240.20.340.00.1+20
Eastern Europe, nfd220.20.0330.40.1-11
Latvia220.20.1280.30.1-6
Turkey210.21.2250.31.4-4
Ghana210.20.0130.10.0+8
United States of America200.20.190.10.1+11
Slovakia200.20.0190.20.0+1
Slovenia200.20.1240.30.2-4
Finland200.20.1200.20.10
Uruguay190.10.1320.40.1-13
Denmark170.10.1150.20.1+2
Belgium160.10.0170.20.0-1
Switzerland150.10.1210.20.1-6
Bulgaria150.10.130.00.1+12
Mexico140.10.150.10.0+9
Sweden130.10.180.10.1+5
Syria130.10.280.10.2+5
Peru110.10.180.10.1+3
Ireland110.10.090.10.0+2
Albania110.10.150.10.1+6
Lithuania100.10.0110.10.1-1
Samoa100.10.3100.10.20
Portugal100.10.2100.10.20
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented 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 - Non-English speakers20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Total overseas born9,80274.970.36,30670.068.0+3,496
Non-English speaking backgrounds9,46872.368.86,05467.266.7+3,414
Main English speaking countries3342.61.52522.81.3+82
Australia3,10423.727.72,42526.928.7+679
Not stated 1841.42.02803.13.3-96

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, Greater Melbourne: 7.6% India, Greater Melbourne: 7.1% Burma (Myanmar), Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Italy, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% Vietnam, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% Malaysia, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Philippines, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Germany, Greater Melbourne: 0.9% Sri Lanka, Greater Melbourne: 2.6% Netherlands, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% China, City of Maroondah: 10.7% India, City of Maroondah: 8.2% Burma (Myanmar), City of Maroondah: 6.2% Italy, City of Maroondah: 3.3% Vietnam, City of Maroondah: 3.1% Malaysia, City of Maroondah: 2.8% Philippines, City of Maroondah: 2.4% Germany, City of Maroondah: 2.4% Sri Lanka, City of Maroondah: 2.1% Netherlands, City of Maroondah: 2.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 China, City of Maroondah: +962 India, City of Maroondah: +691 Burma (Myanmar), City of Maroondah: +683 Italy, City of Maroondah: -35 Vietnam, City of Maroondah: +66 Malaysia, City of Maroondah: +158 Philippines, City of Maroondah: +72 Germany, City of Maroondah: -22 Sri Lanka, City of Maroondah: +132 Netherlands, City of Maroondah: -50
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

Overall, 74.9% of the non-English population was born overseas, compared with 70.3% for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Burma (Myanmar) (6.2% compared to 0.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in China (10.7% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (3.1% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Greece (1.4% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of non-English speakers born overseas increased by 3,496 or 55.4%,

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

  • China (+962 persons)
  • India (+691 persons)
  • Burma (Myanmar) (+683 persons)
  • Malaysia (+158 persons)
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