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In 2011, 15% 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Melrose Park - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom984.67.2753.67.4+23
map this data in atlas.idChina572.71.290.40.9+48
map this data in atlas.idGreece341.60.9452.11.0-11
Germany
261.20.8180.90.9+8
map this data in atlas.idIndia200.91.0170.80.6+3
Philippines
200.90.3100.50.3+10

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

Birthplace - Summary
Melrose Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born44520.822.137617.920.8+69
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds31514.712.426812.811.3+47
Main English speaking countries
1306.19.71085.29.6+22
Australia
1,61775.574.61,59075.975.2+27
Not stated
813.83.31306.24.0-49

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 Mitcham: 7.2% China, City of Mitcham: 1.2% Greece, City of Mitcham: 0.9% Germany, City of Mitcham: 0.8% Philippines, City of Mitcham: 0.3% India, City of Mitcham: 1.0% United Kingdom, Melrose Park: 4.6% China, Melrose Park: 2.7% Greece, Melrose Park: 1.6% Germany, Melrose Park: 1.2% Philippines, Melrose Park: 0.9% India, Melrose Park: 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 United Kingdom, Melrose Park: +23 China, Melrose Park: +48 Greece, Melrose Park: -11 Germany, Melrose Park: +8 Philippines, Melrose Park: +10 India, Melrose Park: +3
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 Melrose Park in 2011 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, 20.8% of the population was born overseas, and 14.7% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 22.1% and 12.4% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

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 (2.7% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (4.6% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 69 or 18.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 47 or 17.5%.

There were no major differences in Melrose Park between 2006 and 2011.

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