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Life-stages - Birthplace

In 2011, 2.6% of children aged 0 to 4 years in the City of Melton were born overseas.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born and is indicative of the level of cultural diversity at the chosen age group in the City of Melton. The mix of Country of Birth groups in different age groups is also indicative of historical settlement patterns, as source countries for Australia's immigration program have varied significantly over time. Typically, older populations are more likely to have been born overseas, however the countries of birth are different to the young, with migration from Europe dominating among those over 60, while Asian countries such as China and India are more common birthplaces among the young.

The City of Melton's Country of Birth data should be viewed together with Language Spoken at Home data and data specific to the characteristics of the birthplace or people born overseas in total.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years

Birthplace - Ranked by size
City of Melton - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
New Zealand760.80.5300.40.4+46
India380.40.6160.20.3+22
Philippines170.20.1190.30.1-2
Sudan110.10.000.00.1+11
Pakistan110.10.140.10.1+7

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 Melton - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Total overseas born2682.63.91321.93.2+136
Non-English speaking backgrounds1751.72.6721.02.1+103
Main English speaking countries930.91.3600.91.1+33
Australia9,39092.791.76,48592.691.5+2,905
Not stated4694.64.43885.55.3+81

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 New Zealand, Victoria: 0.5% India, Victoria: 0.6% Philippines, Victoria: 0.1% Pakistan, Victoria: 0.1% Sudan, Victoria: 0.0% New Zealand, City of Melton: 0.8% India, City of Melton: 0.4% Philippines, City of Melton: 0.2% Pakistan, City of Melton: 0.1% Sudan, City of Melton: 0.1%
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 New Zealand, City of Melton: +46 India, City of Melton: +22 Philippines, City of Melton: -2 Pakistan, City of Melton: +7 Sudan, City of Melton: +11
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 people aged 0 to 4 years in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Victoria 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, 2.6% of people aged 0 to 4 years were born overseas, and 1.7% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 3.9% and 2.6% respectively for Victoria.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth for people aged 0 to 4 years in the City of Melton was India, where 0.4% or 38 people aged 0 to 4 years were born.

There were no major differences between City of Melton and Victoria in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people aged 0 to 4 years born overseas increased by 136 or 103.0%, and the number of people aged 0 to 4 years from a non-English speaking background increased by 103 or 143.1%.

There were no major changes for the City of Melton between 2006 and 2011.