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In 2011, 13% of people in Melton Township, 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 Township. 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 Township'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 Township - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
2,1834.73.02,0845.73.7+99
map this data in atlas.idNew Zealand9932.11.84911.41.2+502
map this data in atlas.idMalta6151.31.75301.51.9+85
map this data in atlas.idIndia4791.02.51020.31.2+378
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines3990.92.51940.52.0+205
Sudan
3200.70.4220.10.1+298
Italy
2630.60.92260.61.0+36
Germany
2570.60.52660.70.6-9
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
2400.50.62420.70.8-2
Croatia
1840.40.61220.30.7+61
Vietnam
1700.41.3740.20.9+96
Samoa
1650.40.2610.20.1+104
Sri Lanka
1470.30.8770.20.5+70
Netherlands
1350.30.21550.40.3-20
Egypt
1250.30.5750.20.4+50
map this data in atlas.idChina1210.30.6310.10.2+90
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1180.30.9550.20.9+63
Poland
1170.30.31230.30.4-6
Chile
1090.20.4690.20.5+40
Ireland
1080.20.21220.30.2-14
South Africa
1070.20.3520.10.3+55
Greece
1030.20.31110.30.5-8
Fiji
910.20.4370.10.3+54
Bosnia and Herzegovina
880.20.4330.10.3+55
Malaysia
810.20.4810.20.30
Lebanon
740.20.3490.10.2+25
Pakistan
720.20.3300.10.2+42
Thailand
640.10.1130.00.1+51
Cyprus
630.10.4430.10.4+20
Singapore
550.10.2400.10.2+15
El Salvador
540.10.3420.10.4+12
Portugal
530.10.1250.10.2+28
Argentina
530.10.1320.10.1+21
Austria
490.10.1450.10.1+4
Turkey
470.10.2300.10.2+17
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Melton Township - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born9,39320.327.86,40717.724.3+2,986
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds5,91712.822.23,61110.018.7+2,306
Main English speaking countries
3,4767.55.52,7977.75.6+680
Australia
33,89173.367.027,63076.169.6+6,261
Not stated
2,9546.45.22,2476.26.1+707

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% Germany, City of Melton: 0.5% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), City of Melton: 0.6% Croatia, City of Melton: 0.6% United Kingdom, Melton Township: 4.7% New Zealand, Melton Township: 2.1% Malta, Melton Township: 1.3% India, Melton Township: 1.0% Philippines, Melton Township: 0.9% Sudan, Melton Township: 0.7% Italy, Melton Township: 0.6% Germany, Melton Township: 0.6% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Melton Township: 0.5% Croatia, Melton Township: 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 Township: +99 New Zealand, Melton Township: +502 Malta, Melton Township: +85 India, Melton Township: +378 Philippines, Melton Township: +205 Sudan, Melton Township: +298 Italy, Melton Township: +36 Germany, Melton Township: -9 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), Melton Township: -2 Croatia, Melton Township: +61
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 Township 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, 20.3% of the population was born overseas, and 12.8% 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 Township was Malta, where 1.3% of the population, or 615 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (4.7% 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 (1.0% compared to 2.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 2,986 or 46.6%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 2,306 or 63.9%.

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

  • New Zealand (+502 persons)
  • India (+378 persons)
  • Sudan (+298 persons)
  • Philippines (+205 persons)

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