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In 2011, 14% of people in Harkness, 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 Harkness. 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, Harkness'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
Harkness - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
1723.13.0953.73.7+76
map this data in atlas.idNew Zealand1713.11.8732.81.2+98
map this data in atlas.idIndia681.22.5100.41.2+58
Sudan
661.20.4110.40.1+55
map this data in atlas.idMalta641.21.7411.61.9+23
Samoa
400.70.2170.60.1+23
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines350.62.5190.82.0+15
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
320.60.6120.50.8+21
Vietnam
320.61.340.20.9+28
Italy
310.60.9291.11.0+2

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

Birthplace - Summary
Harkness - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,12020.227.847518.124.3+645
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds75713.622.229911.418.7+458
Main English speaking countries
3626.55.51766.75.6+186
Australia
4,07073.367.01,99976.269.6+2,071
Not stated
3626.55.21485.76.1+213

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% India, City of Melton: 2.5% Sudan, City of Melton: 0.4% Malta, City of Melton: 1.7% Samoa, City of Melton: 0.2% Philippines, City of Melton: 2.5% Vietnam, City of Melton: 1.3% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), City of Melton: 0.6% Italy, City of Melton: 0.9% United Kingdom, Harkness: 3.1% New Zealand, Harkness: 3.1% India, Harkness: 1.2% Sudan, Harkness: 1.2% Malta, Harkness: 1.2% Samoa, Harkness: 0.7% Philippines, Harkness: 0.6% Vietnam, Harkness: 0.6% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Harkness: 0.6% Italy, Harkness: 0.6%
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 United Kingdom, Harkness: +76 New Zealand, Harkness: +98 India, Harkness: +58 Sudan, Harkness: +55 Malta, Harkness: +23 Samoa, Harkness: +23 Philippines, Harkness: +15 Vietnam, Harkness: +28 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Harkness: +21 Italy, Harkness: +2
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 Harkness in 2011 compared to 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, 20.2% of the population was born overseas, and 13.6% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 27.8% and 22.2% respectively for City of Melton.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in New Zealand (3.1% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Philippines (0.6% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (1.2% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 645 or 135.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 458 or 153.2%.

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

  • New Zealand (+98 persons)
  • United Kingdom (+76 persons)
  • India (+58 persons)
  • Sudan (+55 persons)

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