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In 2016, 16% 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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual birthplace groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Harkness - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idNew Zealand2522.92.11713.11.8+80
United Kingdom
2482.92.41723.13.0+76
map this data in atlas.idIndia2122.43.8681.22.5+144
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines1481.72.9350.62.5+113
Sudan
1421.60.7661.20.4+77
map this data in atlas.idMalta1111.31.5641.21.7+47
Samoa
660.80.4400.70.2+27
Sri Lanka
640.70.9170.30.8+46
Italy
360.40.7310.60.9+6
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
340.40.6320.60.6+1
Fiji
310.40.4150.30.4+17
Vietnam
300.31.4320.61.3-3
South Africa
250.30.360.10.3+20
Kenya
240.30.1100.20.0+15
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
230.30.8130.20.9+10
Malaysia
220.30.4110.20.4+12
Egypt
210.20.6120.20.5+10
El Salvador
210.30.3110.20.3+11
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Harkness - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,95322.429.91,12020.227.8+834
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,41016.224.775713.622.2+653
Main English speaking countries
5436.25.23626.55.5+180
Australia
6,00569.063.54,07073.367.0+1,936
Not stated
7458.66.63626.55.2+383

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Birthplace, 2016
Birthplace, 2016 New Zealand, City of Melton: 2.1% United Kingdom, City of Melton: 2.4% India, City of Melton: 3.8% Philippines, City of Melton: 2.9% Sudan, City of Melton: 0.7% Malta, City of Melton: 1.5% Samoa, City of Melton: 0.4% Sri Lanka, City of Melton: 0.9% Italy, City of Melton: 0.7% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), City of Melton: 0.6% New Zealand, Harkness: 2.9% United Kingdom, Harkness: 2.9% India, Harkness: 2.4% Philippines, Harkness: 1.7% Sudan, Harkness: 1.6% Malta, Harkness: 1.3% Samoa, Harkness: 0.8% Sri Lanka, Harkness: 0.7% Italy, Harkness: 0.4% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Harkness: 0.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 New Zealand, Harkness: +80 United Kingdom, Harkness: +76 India, Harkness: +144 Philippines, Harkness: +113 Sudan, Harkness: +77 Malta, Harkness: +47 Samoa, Harkness: +27 Sri Lanka, Harkness: +46 Italy, Harkness: +6 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Harkness: +1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 22.4% of the population was born overseas, and 16.2% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 29.9% and 24.7% respectively for City of Melton.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Harkness was India, where 2.4% of the population, or 212 people, were born.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (2.4% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Philippines (1.7% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (0.3% compared to 1.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 833 or 74.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 653 or 86.3%.

The largest changes in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were for those born in:

  • India (+144 persons)
  • Philippines (+113 persons)
  • New Zealand (+80 persons)
  • Sudan (+77 persons)

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