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Non-English speakers - Birthplace

In 2011, 34.7% of the non-English speaking population in the City of Melton were born in Australia.

People speaking a language other than English at home may have been born in a variety of different countries. Second and third generation migrants may be born in Australia. This topic looks at the distribution of birthplaces for non-English language speakers only. It is likely to vary depending on which communities exist in the local area. Some countries may have multiple languages represented, in different parts of the country (eg. India), while other languages are spoken in a range of countries (e.g. Spanish, Arabic). This topic is another tool to pinpoint the particular cultural groups forming your community.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

People speaking a language other than English at home

Birthplace - Ranked by size
City of Melton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Philippines2,3147.32.31,3196.92.0+995
India2,0876.67.15933.13.4+1,494
Vietnam1,2924.15.66173.25.9+675
Malta1,2373.91.09865.11.3+251
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)9383.01.46603.41.7+278
Italy7002.25.05532.96.6+147
Sri Lanka6722.12.63161.62.0+356
China5741.87.61620.85.6+412
Croatia5661.81.14822.51.4+84
Egypt4251.30.82401.30.9+185
Bosnia and Herzegovina4181.30.72481.30.8+170
Chile4151.30.53311.70.6+84
New Zealand4101.30.71330.70.6+277
East Timor4061.30.43181.70.5+88
Sudan3971.30.5730.40.6+324
Cyprus3911.20.63001.60.8+91
Pakistan3511.10.71740.90.4+177
Fiji3381.10.61901.00.6+148
Poland3151.01.02611.41.3+54
Serbia3141.00.62261.20.6+88
El Salvador3131.00.22801.50.3+33
Greece2870.93.92991.65.1-12
Malaysia2770.92.31150.62.1+162
Ethiopia2670.80.31510.80.3+116
Lebanon2490.81.21670.91.4+82
Samoa2080.70.3790.40.2+129
South Eastern Europe, nfd2040.60.52511.30.8-47
Germany2000.60.91740.91.1+26
Turkey1910.61.21240.61.4+67
Indonesia1910.61.1820.41.1+109
Iraq1410.41.0480.30.8+93
Thailand1350.40.7580.30.5+77
Singapore1320.40.7900.50.6+42
Portugal1240.40.2900.50.2+34
Romania1230.40.4840.40.4+39
Argentina1180.40.2950.50.3+23
Albania1110.40.1630.30.1+48
Bangladesh1100.30.4440.20.3+66
Hong Kong1050.31.4740.41.6+31
South Korea1020.30.8140.10.5+88
Afghanistan1010.30.7370.20.5+64
Mauritius1010.30.7580.30.7+43
United Kingdom 1010.30.3660.30.3+35
Laos830.30.2510.30.2+32
Uruguay780.20.1510.30.1+27
Spain770.20.2590.30.2+18
South Africa700.20.4250.10.3+45
Netherlands670.20.4560.30.6+11
Tonga650.20.1270.10.1+38
Iran590.20.5260.10.4+33
Taiwan510.20.4330.20.5+18
Nigeria470.10.0160.10.0+31
Japan460.10.4190.10.5+27
Brazil440.10.1130.10.1+31
Russian Federation440.10.4240.10.5+20
Peru410.10.1240.10.1+17
Kenya380.10.1150.10.1+23
Hungary380.10.3440.20.4-6
Syria360.10.2150.10.2+21
Zimbabwe350.10.130.00.1+32
Inadequately described320.10.2210.10.2+11
Eritrea320.10.1170.10.1+15
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Excludes countries with fewer than 10 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
City of Melton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Total overseas born20,04763.570.311,67460.968.0+8,373
Non-English speaking backgrounds19,44161.568.811,42659.666.7+8,015
Main English speaking countries6061.91.52481.31.3+358
Australia10,94834.727.76,98436.428.7+3,964
Not stated 5911.92.05172.73.3+74

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, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% India, Greater Melbourne: 7.1% Vietnam, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% Malta, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Italy, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% Sri Lanka, Greater Melbourne: 2.6% China, Greater Melbourne: 7.6% Croatia, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Egypt, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Philippines, City of Melton: 7.3% India, City of Melton: 6.6% Vietnam, City of Melton: 4.1% Malta, City of Melton: 3.9% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), City of Melton: 3.0% Italy, City of Melton: 2.2% Sri Lanka, City of Melton: 2.1% China, City of Melton: 1.8% Croatia, City of Melton: 1.8% Egypt, City of Melton: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 Philippines, City of Melton: +995 India, City of Melton: +1,494 Vietnam, City of Melton: +675 Malta, City of Melton: +251 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), City of Melton: +278 Italy, City of Melton: +147 Sri Lanka, City of Melton: +356 China, City of Melton: +412 Croatia, City of Melton: +84 Egypt, City of Melton: +185
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the non-English speaking population in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas.

Overall, 63.5% of the non-English population was born overseas, compared with 70.3% for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the non-English speaking population in the City of Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Philippines (7.3% compared to 2.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malta (3.9% compared to 1.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (1.8% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Greece (0.9% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of non-English speakers born overseas increased by 8,373 or 71.7%,

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

  • India (+1,494 persons)
  • Philippines (+995 persons)
  • Vietnam (+675 persons)
  • China (+412 persons)