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In 2011, 12% of people in Melton South, 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 South. 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 South'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 South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
4364.93.04965.73.7-60
map this data in atlas.idNew Zealand1181.31.81121.31.2+6
map this data in atlas.idMalta1131.31.71131.31.90
map this data in atlas.idIndia1011.12.5260.31.2+75
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines800.92.5490.62.0+31
Germany
680.80.5660.80.6+2
Italy
670.80.9410.51.0+26
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
590.70.6610.70.8-2
Croatia
310.30.6340.40.7-3
Egypt
310.30.5270.30.4+4
Vietnam
290.31.3100.10.9+19
Greece
280.30.3190.20.5+9
Sudan
250.30.400.00.1+25
Sri Lanka
240.30.890.10.5+15
Netherlands
230.30.2380.40.3-15
Portugal
220.20.190.10.2+13
map this data in atlas.idChina220.20.680.10.2+14
Ireland
200.20.2400.50.2-20
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Melton South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,69919.127.81,45716.924.3+242
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,10312.422.27979.218.7+306
Main English speaking countries
5966.75.56617.65.6-65
Australia
6,50973.067.06,51675.469.6-7
Not stated
7098.05.26667.76.1+43

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% India, City of Melton: 2.5% Philippines, City of Melton: 2.5% Germany, City of Melton: 0.5% Italy, City of Melton: 0.9% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), City of Melton: 0.6% Egypt, City of Melton: 0.5% Croatia, City of Melton: 0.6% United Kingdom, Melton South: 4.9% New Zealand, Melton South: 1.3% Malta, Melton South: 1.3% India, Melton South: 1.1% Philippines, Melton South: 0.9% Germany, Melton South: 0.8% Italy, Melton South: 0.8% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Melton South: 0.7% Egypt, Melton South: 0.3% Croatia, Melton South: 0.3%
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, Melton South: -60 New Zealand, Melton South: +6 Malta, Melton South: 0 India, Melton South: +75 Philippines, Melton South: +31 Germany, Melton South: +2 Italy, Melton South: +26 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Melton South: -2 Egypt, Melton South: +4 Croatia, Melton South: -3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in Melton South 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, 19.1% of the population was born overseas, and 12.4% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 27.8% and 22.2% respectively for the City of Melton.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (4.9% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Philippines (0.9% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (1.1% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 242 or 16.6%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 306 or 38.4%.

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

  • India (+75 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-60 persons)

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