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In 2016, 14% of people in Melrose Park, 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 Melrose Park. 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, Melrose Park'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
Melrose Park - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChina954.42.0572.71.2+38
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom894.16.8984.67.2-9
map this data in atlas.idGreece371.70.8341.60.9+3
Sri Lanka
271.20.3100.50.3+17
Italy
261.20.6160.70.6+10
New Zealand
221.00.9190.90.9+3

Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Melrose Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born42319.522.644520.822.1-22
Non-English speaking backgrounds
30314.013.331514.712.4-12
Main English speaking countries
1205.59.21306.19.7-10
Australia
1,62774.973.31,61775.574.6+10
Not stated
1225.64.1813.83.3+41

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 China, City of Mitcham: 2.0% United Kingdom, City of Mitcham: 6.8% Greece, City of Mitcham: 0.8% Sri Lanka, City of Mitcham: 0.3% Italy, City of Mitcham: 0.6% New Zealand, City of Mitcham: 0.9% China, Melrose Park: 4.4% United Kingdom, Melrose Park: 4.1% Greece, Melrose Park: 1.7% Sri Lanka, Melrose Park: 1.2% Italy, Melrose Park: 1.2% New Zealand, Melrose Park: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 China, Melrose Park: +38 United Kingdom, Melrose Park: -9 Greece, Melrose Park: +3 Sri Lanka, Melrose Park: +17 Italy, Melrose Park: +10 New Zealand, Melrose Park: +3
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 Melrose Park in 2016 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, and a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 19.5% of the population was born overseas, and 14.0% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 22.6% and 13.3% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Melrose Park was China, where 4.4% of the population, or 95 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Melrose Park and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in China (4.4% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (4.1% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 22 or 4.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 12 or 3.8%.

There were no major differences in Melrose Park between 2011 and 2016.

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