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In 2011, 13% of people in Melton, 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 Melton. 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, Melton'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
Melton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
4615.93.04726.43.7-11
map this data in atlas.idNew Zealand1962.51.8871.21.2+109
map this data in atlas.idMalta1151.51.7921.21.9+24
Germany
610.80.5690.90.6-8
Croatia
480.60.6310.40.7+16
map this data in atlas.idIndia470.62.5170.21.2+30
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines470.62.5390.52.0+8
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
450.60.6731.00.8-28
map this data in atlas.idChina380.50.670.10.2+31
Italy
370.50.9320.41.0+4
Greece
360.50.3350.50.5+1
Ireland
300.40.2310.40.2-1
Netherlands
290.40.2360.50.3-7
Poland
280.40.3340.50.4-6
Sudan
250.30.400.00.1+25
Malaysia
240.30.4130.20.3+11
Egypt
240.30.5180.20.4+6
Fiji
240.30.430.00.3+21
Samoa
230.30.230.00.1+20
Sri Lanka
220.30.8150.20.5+7
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
210.30.9100.10.9+11
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Melton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,73122.327.81,38818.924.3+344
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,01513.122.276110.418.7+254
Main English speaking countries
7169.25.56268.55.6+90
Australia
5,61572.467.05,38973.569.6+226
Not stated
4105.35.25577.66.1-147

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% Malta, City of Melton: 1.7% Germany, City of Melton: 0.5% Croatia, City of Melton: 0.6% Philippines, City of Melton: 2.5% India, City of Melton: 2.5% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), City of Melton: 0.6% China, City of Melton: 0.6% Italy, City of Melton: 0.9% United Kingdom, Melton: 5.9% New Zealand, Melton: 2.5% Malta, Melton: 1.5% Germany, Melton: 0.8% Croatia, Melton: 0.6% Philippines, Melton: 0.6% India, Melton: 0.6% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Melton: 0.6% China, Melton: 0.5% Italy, Melton: 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, Melton: -11 New Zealand, Melton: +109 Malta, Melton: +24 Germany, Melton: -8 Croatia, Melton: +16 Philippines, Melton: +8 India, Melton: +30 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Melton: -28 China, Melton: +31 Italy, Melton: +4
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 Melton 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, 22.3% of the population was born overseas, and 13.1% 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 Melton was Malta, where 1.5% of the population, or 115 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (5.9% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.6% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Philippines (0.6% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 343 or 24.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 254 or 33.4%.

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

  • New Zealand (+109 persons)

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