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In 2016, 20% 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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual birthplace groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Brookfield - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idIndia3604.03.81272.12.5+233
map this data in atlas.idNew Zealand3133.52.11442.41.8+170
United Kingdom
3113.52.43145.13.0-3
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines2352.62.9901.52.5+145
Sudan
2192.40.7550.90.4+164
map this data in atlas.idMalta720.81.5591.01.7+14
Samoa
560.60.4210.30.2+36
Pakistan
530.60.5170.30.3+36
Sri Lanka
470.50.9320.50.8+16
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
460.50.6390.60.6+8
Vietnam
450.51.4260.41.3+19
Italy
410.50.7370.60.9+4
Germany
340.40.4340.60.5+1
Kenya
300.30.160.10.0+24
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
280.30.8240.40.9+4
Iraq
260.30.30--0.1+26
Thailand
250.30.260.10.1+20
Netherlands
240.30.2200.30.2+4
Croatia
240.30.5150.20.6+9
Fiji
220.30.490.10.4+14
map this data in atlas.idChina220.30.6200.30.6+3
Malaysia
200.20.4130.20.4+7
Bangladesh
200.20.230.00.1+18
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born2,43727.129.91,38622.727.8+1,052
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,75719.524.786214.122.2+895
Main English speaking countries
6807.65.25248.65.5+157
Australia
6,00666.763.54,40372.267.0+1,603
Not stated
5656.36.63115.15.2+254

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Birthplace, 2016
Birthplace, 2016 India, City of Melton: 3.8% New Zealand, City of Melton: 2.1% United Kingdom, City of Melton: 2.4% Philippines, City of Melton: 2.9% Sudan, City of Melton: 0.7% Malta, City of Melton: 1.5% Samoa, City of Melton: 0.4% Pakistan, City of Melton: 0.5% Sri Lanka, City of Melton: 0.9% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), City of Melton: 0.6% India, Brookfield: 4.0% New Zealand, Brookfield: 3.5% United Kingdom, Brookfield: 3.5% Philippines, Brookfield: 2.6% Sudan, Brookfield: 2.4% Malta, Brookfield: 0.8% Samoa, Brookfield: 0.6% Pakistan, Brookfield: 0.6% Sri Lanka, Brookfield: 0.5% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Brookfield: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 India, Brookfield: +233 New Zealand, Brookfield: +170 United Kingdom, Brookfield: -3 Philippines, Brookfield: +145 Sudan, Brookfield: +164 Malta, Brookfield: +14 Samoa, Brookfield: +36 Pakistan, Brookfield: +36 Sri Lanka, Brookfield: +16 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Brookfield: +8
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 compared to 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, 27.1% of the population was born overseas, and 19.5% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 29.9% and 24.7% respectively for City of Melton.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Brookfield was India, where 4.0% of the population, or 360 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Sudan (2.4% compared to 0.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in New Zealand (3.5% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (3.5% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,051 or 75.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 895 or 103.8%.

The largest changes in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were for those born in:

  • India (+233 persons)
  • New Zealand (+170 persons)
  • Sudan (+164 persons)
  • Philippines (+145 persons)

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