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In 2011, 14% of people in Brookfield, 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 Brookfield. 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, Brookfield'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
Brookfield - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
3145.13.01936.03.7+121
map this data in atlas.idNew Zealand1442.41.8391.21.2+105
map this data in atlas.idIndia1272.12.530.11.2+124
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines901.52.560.22.0+84
map this data in atlas.idMalta591.01.7561.71.9+3
Sudan
550.90.430.10.1+52
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
390.60.6260.80.8+13
Italy
370.60.9341.11.0+3
Germany
340.60.5230.70.6+11
Sri Lanka
320.50.860.20.5+26
South Africa
300.50.360.20.3+24
Vietnam
260.41.300.00.9+26
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
240.40.970.20.9+17
Samoa
210.30.230.10.1+18
map this data in atlas.idChina200.30.630.10.2+17
Netherlands
200.30.2160.50.3+4
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Brookfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,38622.727.855117.124.3+835
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds86214.122.23029.318.7+560
Main English speaking countries
5248.65.52507.75.6+275
Australia
4,40372.267.02,51977.969.6+1,884
Not stated
3115.15.21635.06.1+148

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, City of Melton: 3.0% New Zealand, City of Melton: 1.8% India, City of Melton: 2.5% Philippines, City of Melton: 2.5% Malta, City of Melton: 1.7% Sudan, City of Melton: 0.4% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), City of Melton: 0.6% Italy, City of Melton: 0.9% Germany, City of Melton: 0.5% Sri Lanka, City of Melton: 0.8% United Kingdom, Brookfield: 5.1% New Zealand, Brookfield: 2.4% India, Brookfield: 2.1% Philippines, Brookfield: 1.5% Malta, Brookfield: 1.0% Sudan, Brookfield: 0.9% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Brookfield: 0.6% Italy, Brookfield: 0.6% Germany, Brookfield: 0.6% Sri Lanka, Brookfield: 0.5%
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, Brookfield: +121 New Zealand, Brookfield: +105 India, Brookfield: +124 Philippines, Brookfield: +84 Malta, Brookfield: +3 Sudan, Brookfield: +52 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Brookfield: +13 Italy, Brookfield: +3 Germany, Brookfield: +11 Sri Lanka, Brookfield: +26
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 Brookfield in 2011 compared to the City of Melton 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, 22.7% of the population was born overseas, and 14.1% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 27.8% and 22.2% respectively for the City of Melton.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (5.1% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Philippines (1.5% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 835 or 151.5%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 560 or 185.4%.

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

  • India (+124 persons)
  • United Kingdom (+121 persons)
  • New Zealand (+105 persons)
  • Philippines (+84 persons)

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