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In 2011, 23% of people in Hillside, 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 Hillside. 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, Hillside'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
Hillside - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idIndia4823.22.52321.81.2+250
map this data in atlas.idMalta2731.81.72622.01.9+11
Italy
2511.70.92481.91.0+3
United Kingdom
2511.73.02451.93.7+6
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2451.60.92501.90.9-5
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines2431.62.52101.62.0+33
Croatia
1671.10.61521.20.7+15
map this data in atlas.idNew Zealand1471.01.81050.81.2+42
Cyprus
1420.90.41080.80.4+34
Sri Lanka
1280.80.8850.60.5+43
Egypt
1080.70.5800.60.4+28
Vietnam
940.61.3660.50.9+28
Greece
930.60.31100.80.5-17
South Africa
860.60.3630.50.3+23
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
780.50.6770.60.8+1
Lebanon
610.40.3590.40.2+2
Malaysia
610.40.4370.30.3+24
East Timor
580.40.4430.30.4+15
El Salvador
580.40.3680.50.4-10
Germany
530.40.5460.30.6+7
map this data in atlas.idChina520.30.6220.20.2+30
Poland
510.30.3470.40.4+4
Fiji
450.30.4350.30.3+10
Chile
440.30.4530.40.5-9
Argentina
400.30.1280.20.1+12
Bosnia and Herzegovina
360.20.4430.30.3-7
Turkey
340.20.2270.20.2+7
Uruguay
310.20.1130.10.1+18
Netherlands
260.20.2240.20.3+2
Pakistan
240.20.3270.20.2-3
Afghanistan
230.20.140.00.0+19
Spain
200.10.160.00.1+14
United States of America
200.10.1280.20.1-8
Indonesia
200.10.2210.20.1-1
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Hillside - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born3,97526.327.83,27224.824.3+703
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds3,45822.822.22,81421.318.7+644
Main English speaking countries
5173.45.54583.55.6+59
Australia
10,51369.567.09,20869.669.6+1,305
Not stated
6474.35.27415.66.1-94

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 India, City of Melton: 2.5% Malta, City of Melton: 1.7% United Kingdom, City of Melton: 3.0% Italy, City of Melton: 0.9% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Melton: 0.9% Philippines, City of Melton: 2.5% Croatia, City of Melton: 0.6% New Zealand, City of Melton: 1.8% Cyprus, City of Melton: 0.4% Sri Lanka, City of Melton: 0.8% India, Hillside: 3.2% Malta, Hillside: 1.8% United Kingdom, Hillside: 1.7% Italy, Hillside: 1.7% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Hillside: 1.6% Philippines, Hillside: 1.6% Croatia, Hillside: 1.1% New Zealand, Hillside: 1.0% Cyprus, Hillside: 0.9% Sri Lanka, Hillside: 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 India, Hillside: +250 Malta, Hillside: +11 United Kingdom, Hillside: +6 Italy, Hillside: +3 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Hillside: -5 Philippines, Hillside: +33 Croatia, Hillside: +15 New Zealand, Hillside: +42 Cyprus, Hillside: +34 Sri Lanka, Hillside: +43
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 Hillside in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, and a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 26.3% of the population was born overseas, and 22.8% 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 Hillside was India, where 3.2% of the population, or 482 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Hillside and the City of Melton was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (1.7% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 703 or 21.5%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 644 or 22.9%.

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

  • India (+250 persons)

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