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In 2011, 22% of people in the City of Melton, 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 Melton. 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 Melton'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 Melton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
3,3253.04.12,9313.74.4+394
map this data in atlas.idIndia2,7712.52.79801.21.4+1,791
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines2,7612.50.81,5702.00.7+1,191
map this data in atlas.idNew Zealand1,9771.81.79761.21.5+1,001
map this data in atlas.idMalta1,8361.70.51,4651.90.5+371
Vietnam
1,4271.31.76850.91.6+742
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1,0180.90.47170.90.5+301
Italy
9640.91.77871.02.0+177
Sri Lanka
8280.81.14140.50.8+414
Croatia
6880.60.45590.70.4+129
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
6250.60.45980.80.4+27
map this data in atlas.idChina6020.62.31890.21.5+413
Egypt
5110.50.32960.40.3+215
Germany
4920.50.54340.60.6+58
Chile
4580.40.23650.50.2+93
Cyprus
4430.40.23300.40.2+113
East Timor
4420.40.13320.40.1+110
Bosnia and Herzegovina
4360.40.22550.30.2+181
Sudan
4300.40.2790.10.2+351
Fiji
4180.40.22300.30.2+188
Malaysia
4150.41.02040.30.8+211
Poland
3810.30.43140.40.4+67
Pakistan
3630.30.21950.20.1+168
Greece
3580.31.23610.51.4-3
South Africa
3470.30.52060.30.5+141
El Salvador
3360.30.12960.40.1+40
Ethiopia
2870.30.11600.20.1+127
Lebanon
2810.30.41900.20.4+91
Indonesia
2730.20.41040.10.3+169
Samoa
2400.20.1890.10.1+151
Netherlands
2260.20.32090.30.4+17
Turkey
2180.20.41610.20.4+57
Singapore
1950.20.31270.20.3+68
Ireland
1810.20.31740.20.3+7
Portugal
1580.10.11290.20.1+29
Thailand
1570.10.2760.10.2+81
Argentina
1540.10.11100.10.1+44
United States of America
1540.10.41070.10.3+47
Iraq
1510.10.3540.10.2+97
Romania
1510.10.11000.10.1+51
Mauritius
1390.10.3870.10.2+52
Hong Kong
1270.10.4850.10.5+42
Bangladesh
1240.10.1510.10.1+73
South Korea
1160.10.2230.00.2+93
Albania
1120.10.0670.10.0+45
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
City of Melton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born30,32227.831.419,18424.328.6+11,138
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds24,25922.224.214,73318.721.6+9,526
Main English speaking countries
6,0635.57.24,4515.67.0+1,612
Australia
73,25467.063.354,94769.664.5+18,307
Not stated
5,6825.25.34,7806.16.9+902

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% India, Greater Melbourne: 2.7% Philippines, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Malta, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Vietnam, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Italy, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Sri Lanka, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Croatia, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% United Kingdom, City of Melton: 3.0% India, City of Melton: 2.5% Philippines, City of Melton: 2.5% New Zealand, City of Melton: 1.8% Malta, City of Melton: 1.7% Vietnam, City of Melton: 1.3% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Melton: 0.9% Italy, City of Melton: 0.9% Sri Lanka, City of Melton: 0.8% Croatia, City of Melton: 0.6%
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.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 United Kingdom, City of Melton: +394 India, City of Melton: +1,791 Philippines, City of Melton: +1,191 New Zealand, City of Melton: +1,001 Malta, City of Melton: +371 Vietnam, City of Melton: +742 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Melton: +301 Italy, City of Melton: +177 Sri Lanka, City of Melton: +414 Croatia, City of Melton: +129
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in the City of Melton 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, 27.8% of the population was born overseas, and 22.2% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 31.4% and 24.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Philippines (2.5% compared to 0.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malta (1.7% compared to 0.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (0.6% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (3.0% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 11,138 or 58.1%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 9,526 or 64.7%.

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

  • India (+1,791 persons)
  • Philippines (+1,191 persons)
  • New Zealand (+1,001 persons)
  • Vietnam (+742 persons)

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