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Recent arrivals - Birthplace

In 2011, 78.5% of recent overseas arrivals in the City of Melton 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 Melton 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 Melton'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 Melton - Recent arrivals2011
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne
India1,08019.920.2
Philippines81415.03.4
New Zealand67812.56.3
United Kingdom3065.67.3
Sri Lanka2574.74.6
China2234.113.3
Vietnam1703.13.2
Pakistan1242.31.5
South Africa1222.21.8
Fiji1192.20.6
Malaysia1162.14.0
Sudan931.70.5
Samoa831.50.3
Malta781.40.1
Egypt781.40.4
Singapore641.21.6
Indonesia571.01.9
United States of America541.01.6
Thailand521.01.4
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)510.90.2
Ethiopia510.90.4
South Korea440.81.6
Zimbabwe350.60.5
Iraq330.61.4
United Arab Emirates320.60.3
Nigeria300.60.1
Serbia290.50.1
Albania270.50.1
Mauritius270.51.0
Bangladesh260.50.7
Lebanon220.40.5
Tonga220.40.1
Germany210.40.7
Liberia200.40.1
Canada190.30.6
Italy190.30.4
Bosnia and Herzegovina180.30.1
Croatia170.30.1
Hong Kong150.31.0
Cyprus140.30.0
Chad140.30.0
Afghanistan140.31.2
Romania130.20.2
Iran130.21.0
Qatar120.20.0
Sierra Leone120.20.0
Brazil110.20.3
Burma (Myanmar)110.21.2
Laos110.20.1
Ukraine110.20.1
Middle East, nfd100.20.0
Chile100.20.2
Zambia100.20.0
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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 Melton - Recent arrivals2011
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne
Total overseas born5,432100.0100.0
Non-English speaking backgrounds4,26578.581.8
Main English speaking countries1,16721.518.2
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 India, Greater Melbourne: 20.2% Philippines, Greater Melbourne: 3.4% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% United Kingdom, Greater Melbourne: 7.3% Sri Lanka, Greater Melbourne: 4.6% China, Greater Melbourne: 13.3% Vietnam, Greater Melbourne: 3.2% Pakistan, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% South Africa, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Fiji, Greater Melbourne: 0.6% India, City of Melton: 19.9% Philippines, City of Melton: 15.0% New Zealand, City of Melton: 12.5% United Kingdom, City of Melton: 5.6% Sri Lanka, City of Melton: 4.7% China, City of Melton: 4.1% Vietnam, City of Melton: 3.1% Pakistan, City of Melton: 2.3% South Africa, City of Melton: 2.2% Fiji, City of Melton: 2.2%
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 Melton in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 78.5% 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 Melton was India, where 19.9% or 1,080 people were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Philippines (15.0% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in New Zealand (12.5% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (4.1% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Malaysia (2.1% compared to 4.0%)