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In 2011, 31% of people in Melton East, 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 East. 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 East'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 East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines2,3514.22.51,3883.82.0+963
map this data in atlas.idIndia2,2604.02.58502.31.2+1,410
Vietnam
1,1532.01.35641.50.9+589
United Kingdom
9821.73.06751.83.7+307
map this data in atlas.idMalta9331.61.77001.91.9+233
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
8611.50.96351.70.9+226
map this data in atlas.idNew Zealand8471.51.84041.11.2+443
Sri Lanka
6611.20.83020.80.5+359
Italy
5901.00.94391.21.0+151
map this data in atlas.idChina4870.90.61660.40.2+321
Croatia
4520.80.63901.10.7+62
East Timor
4260.80.42990.80.4+127
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
3910.70.63611.00.8+30
Egypt
3820.70.51900.50.4+192
Chile
3440.60.42600.70.5+84
Cyprus
3430.60.42270.60.4+116
Bosnia and Herzegovina
3300.60.42130.60.3+117
Malaysia
3260.60.41170.30.3+209
Fiji
3150.60.42050.60.3+110
El Salvador
2890.50.32550.70.4+34
Pakistan
2870.50.31670.50.2+120
Ethiopia
2720.50.31590.40.2+113
Poland
2630.50.31840.50.4+79
South Africa
2420.40.31440.40.3+98
Greece
2360.40.32290.60.5+7
Germany
1980.30.51160.30.6+82
Lebanon
1970.30.31350.40.2+62
Indonesia
1730.30.2930.30.1+80
Turkey
1530.30.21050.30.2+48
Iraq
1270.20.1350.10.1+92
Portugal
1260.20.1880.20.2+38
Thailand
1170.20.1530.10.1+64
Singapore
1150.20.2820.20.2+33
Sudan
1140.20.4610.20.1+53
Argentina
1120.20.1910.20.1+21
Hong Kong
1040.20.1720.20.1+32
Afghanistan
1020.20.1290.10.0+73
Albania
1000.20.1580.20.1+42
Romania
900.20.1540.10.1+36
South Korea
850.20.1160.00.0+69
Mauritius
840.10.1580.20.1+26
Bangladesh
810.10.1470.10.1+34
Laos
750.10.1460.10.1+29
United States of America
730.10.1770.20.1-4
Netherlands
720.10.2640.20.3+8
Spain
670.10.1260.10.1+41
Uruguay
650.10.1440.10.1+21
Samoa
570.10.2440.10.1+13
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Melton East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born19,60634.627.811,71231.724.3+7,894
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds17,37930.722.210,34028.018.7+7,039
Main English speaking countries
2,2273.95.51,3723.75.6+855
Australia
34,66761.267.023,09162.569.6+11,576
Not stated
2,3554.25.22,1525.86.1+203

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 Philippines, City of Melton: 2.5% India, City of Melton: 2.5% Vietnam, City of Melton: 1.3% United Kingdom, City of Melton: 3.0% Malta, City of Melton: 1.7% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Melton: 0.9% New Zealand, City of Melton: 1.8% Sri Lanka, City of Melton: 0.8% Italy, City of Melton: 0.9% China, City of Melton: 0.6% Philippines, Melton East: 4.2% India, Melton East: 4.0% Vietnam, Melton East: 2.0% United Kingdom, Melton East: 1.7% Malta, Melton East: 1.6% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Melton East: 1.5% New Zealand, Melton East: 1.5% Sri Lanka, Melton East: 1.2% Italy, Melton East: 1.0% China, Melton East: 0.9%
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 Philippines, Melton East: +963 India, Melton East: +1,410 Vietnam, Melton East: +589 United Kingdom, Melton East: +307 Malta, Melton East: +233 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Melton East: +226 New Zealand, Melton East: +443 Sri Lanka, Melton East: +359 Italy, Melton East: +151 China, Melton East: +321
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 East in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas, as well as a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 34.6% of the population was born overseas, and 30.7% 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 East was Philippines, where 4.2% of the population, or 2,351 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Philippines (4.2% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (4.0% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (1.7% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 7,894 or 67.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 7,039 or 68.1%.

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

  • India (+1,410 persons)
  • Philippines (+963 persons)
  • Vietnam (+589 persons)
  • New Zealand (+443 persons)

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