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In 2011, 32% of people in Caroline Springs, 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 Caroline Springs. 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, Caroline Springs'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
Caroline Springs - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines1,1765.82.56455.32.0+531
map this data in atlas.idIndia8924.42.53613.01.2+531
United Kingdom
4222.13.02622.13.7+160
map this data in atlas.idNew Zealand4202.11.81701.41.2+250
Vietnam
3671.81.32031.70.9+164
map this data in atlas.idMalta2851.41.72011.61.9+84
map this data in atlas.idChina2561.30.6770.60.2+179
Sri Lanka
2441.20.8740.60.5+170
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1961.00.91351.10.9+61
Malaysia
1620.80.4440.40.3+118
Egypt
1490.70.5670.50.4+82
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
1480.70.61321.10.8+16
Chile
1410.70.41090.90.5+31
Italy
1350.70.9790.71.0+56
Bosnia and Herzegovina
1350.70.4780.60.3+57
Fiji
1290.60.4730.60.3+57
Pakistan
1270.60.31140.90.2+13
Ethiopia
1240.60.3770.60.2+47
Croatia
1240.60.6640.50.7+60
South Africa
1060.50.3560.50.3+50
El Salvador
1060.50.3810.70.4+25
Indonesia
990.50.2550.50.1+44
Poland
800.40.3590.50.4+22
East Timor
760.40.4490.40.4+27
Singapore
740.40.2540.40.2+20
Germany
660.30.5400.30.6+26
Greece
620.30.3550.50.5+7
Portugal
610.30.1350.30.2+26
Hong Kong
600.30.1540.40.1+6
Cyprus
600.30.4350.30.4+25
South Korea
590.30.1100.10.0+49
Lebanon
570.30.3360.30.2+21
Iraq
550.30.1110.10.1+44
Thailand
500.20.1290.20.1+21
Albania
490.20.1310.30.1+18
Turkey
470.20.2390.30.2+8
Romania
420.20.1270.20.1+15
Bangladesh
410.20.1220.20.1+19
Sudan
410.20.4290.20.1+13
Argentina
370.20.1270.20.1+10
United States of America
370.20.1250.20.1+12
Taiwan
290.10.0100.10.0+19
Afghanistan
280.10.180.10.0+19
Netherlands
280.10.2260.20.3+2
Nigeria
260.10.180.10.0+18
Laos
250.10.170.10.1+19
Mauritius
240.10.1280.20.1-4
Spain
220.10.1100.10.1+12
Canada
220.10.1150.10.1+7
Iran
220.10.1130.10.0+9
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Caroline Springs - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born7,60937.327.84,22234.724.3+3,386
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds6,58932.322.23,67630.218.7+2,913
Main English speaking countries
1,0205.05.55464.55.6+474
Australia
11,92458.567.07,19759.169.6+4,727
Not stated
8434.15.27616.36.1+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 Philippines, City of Melton: 2.5% India, City of Melton: 2.5% United Kingdom, City of Melton: 3.0% New Zealand, City of Melton: 1.8% Vietnam, City of Melton: 1.3% Malta, City of Melton: 1.7% China, City of Melton: 0.6% Sri Lanka, City of Melton: 0.8% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Melton: 0.9% Malaysia, City of Melton: 0.4% Philippines, Caroline Springs: 5.8% India, Caroline Springs: 4.4% United Kingdom, Caroline Springs: 2.1% New Zealand, Caroline Springs: 2.1% Vietnam, Caroline Springs: 1.8% Malta, Caroline Springs: 1.4% China, Caroline Springs: 1.3% Sri Lanka, Caroline Springs: 1.2% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Caroline Springs: 1.0% Malaysia, Caroline Springs: 0.8%
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 Philippines, Caroline Springs: +531 India, Caroline Springs: +531 United Kingdom, Caroline Springs: +160 New Zealand, Caroline Springs: +250 Vietnam, Caroline Springs: +164 Malta, Caroline Springs: +84 China, Caroline Springs: +179 Sri Lanka, Caroline Springs: +170 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Caroline Springs: +61 Malaysia, Caroline Springs: +118
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 Caroline Springs in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas, as well as a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 37.3% of the population was born overseas, and 32.3% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 27.8% and 22.2% respectively for the City of Melton.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Caroline Springs was Philippines, where 5.8% of the population, or 1,176 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Philippines (5.8% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (4.4% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 3,387 or 80.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 2,913 or 79.2%.

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

  • Philippines (+531 persons)
  • India (+531 persons)
  • New Zealand (+250 persons)
  • China (+179 persons)

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