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In 2011, 12% of people in Melton West, 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 West. 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 West'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 West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
6064.33.05645.53.7+42
map this data in atlas.idNew Zealand3142.21.81641.61.2+150
map this data in atlas.idMalta1691.21.71611.61.9+8
map this data in atlas.idIndia1541.12.5390.41.2+115
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines1080.82.5570.62.0+51
Sudan
700.50.4110.10.1+59
Italy
670.50.9850.81.0-18
Samoa
580.40.2200.20.1+38
Vietnam
580.41.3160.20.9+42
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
580.40.6250.20.8+33
Germany
450.30.5600.60.6-15
Croatia
450.30.6320.30.7+13
Netherlands
420.30.2450.40.3-3
Chile
380.30.4250.20.5+13
Poland
370.30.3250.20.4+12
Fiji
350.20.4210.20.3+14
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
350.20.9160.20.9+19
South Africa
330.20.330.00.3+30
Sri Lanka
330.20.8110.10.5+22
Ireland
260.20.2230.20.2+3
map this data in atlas.idChina260.20.660.10.2+20
Lebanon
260.20.3140.10.2+12
Bosnia and Herzegovina
250.20.440.00.3+21
Malaysia
240.20.4180.20.3+6
Bangladesh
230.20.130.00.1+20
Thailand
220.20.1100.10.1+12
Cyprus
210.10.460.10.4+15
El Salvador
210.10.3230.20.4-2
Pakistan
210.10.3100.10.2+11
Singapore
210.10.2200.20.2+1
Egypt
210.10.5200.20.4+1
Mauritius
200.10.190.10.1+11
Argentina
200.10.100.00.1+20
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Melton West - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born2,68518.927.81,77317.224.3+912
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,69111.922.21,0049.718.7+687
Main English speaking countries
9937.05.57687.45.6+225
Australia
10,58074.467.08,01377.569.6+2,567
Not stated
9506.75.25505.36.1+401

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% Sudan, City of Melton: 0.4% Italy, City of Melton: 0.9% Samoa, City of Melton: 0.2% Vietnam, City of Melton: 1.3% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), City of Melton: 0.6% United Kingdom, Melton West: 4.3% New Zealand, Melton West: 2.2% Malta, Melton West: 1.2% India, Melton West: 1.1% Philippines, Melton West: 0.8% Sudan, Melton West: 0.5% Italy, Melton West: 0.5% Samoa, Melton West: 0.4% Vietnam, Melton West: 0.4% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Melton West: 0.4%
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 West: +42 New Zealand, Melton West: +150 Malta, Melton West: +8 India, Melton West: +115 Philippines, Melton West: +51 Sudan, Melton West: +59 Italy, Melton West: -18 Samoa, Melton West: +38 Vietnam, Melton West: +42 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Melton West: +33
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 West 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, 18.9% of the population was born overseas, and 11.9% 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 West and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (4.3% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Philippines (0.8% 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 912 or 51.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 687 or 68.4%.

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

  • New Zealand (+150 persons)
  • India (+115 persons)
  • Sudan (+59 persons)
  • Philippines (+51 persons)

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