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In 2011, 9% of people in Diggers Rest, 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 Diggers Rest. 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, Diggers Rest'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
Diggers Rest - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
703.83.0884.13.7-18
Italy
251.30.9221.01.0+3
map this data in atlas.idNew Zealand241.31.8251.11.2-1

Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Diggers Rest - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born27014.527.831114.524.3-41
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1648.822.21908.918.7-26
Main English speaking countries
1065.75.51215.65.6-15
Australia
1,50781.267.01,71279.869.6-205
Not stated
794.35.21235.76.1-44

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% Italy, City of Melton: 0.9% New Zealand, City of Melton: 1.8% United Kingdom, Diggers Rest: 3.8% Italy, Diggers Rest: 1.3% New Zealand, Diggers Rest: 1.3%
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, Diggers Rest: -18 Italy, Diggers Rest: +3 New Zealand, Diggers Rest: -1
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 Diggers Rest 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, 14.5% of the population was born overseas, and 8.8% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 27.8% and 22.2% respectively for the City of Melton.

There were no major differences between Diggers Rest and City of Melton in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas decreased by 41 or 13.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 26 or 13.7%.

There were no major differences in Diggers Rest between 2006 and 2011.

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