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In 2016, 44% of people in the City of Monash, 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 the City of Monash. 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, the City of Monash'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
City of Monash - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChina22,88012.53.513,7648.12.3+9,116
map this data in atlas.idIndia9,6175.33.67,3154.32.7+2,302
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka6,6383.61.25,7143.41.1+924
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia6,0763.31.15,4863.21.0+590
map this data in atlas.idGreece4,4472.41.04,5462.71.2-99
United Kingdom
4,2922.43.65,0243.04.1-732
map this data in atlas.idVietnam2,8081.51.82,4261.41.7+382
map this data in atlas.idItaly2,6431.41.42,9411.71.7-298
map this data in atlas.idHong Kong2,5241.40.52,3511.40.4+173
New Zealand
2,0991.11.82,0901.21.7+9
map this data in atlas.idSouth Korea2,0361.10.31,9961.20.2+40
Indonesia
1,8061.00.41,6421.00.4+164
Singapore
1,7691.00.31,4630.90.3+306
Philippines
1,1630.61.09850.60.8+178
South Africa
9390.50.51,0040.60.5-65
Taiwan
7810.40.26450.40.1+136
Germany
7730.40.59160.50.5-143
Poland
7000.40.37770.50.4-77
Egypt
6940.40.36850.40.3+9
Mauritius
6700.40.37330.40.3-63
Iran
6600.40.44320.30.2+228
Pakistan
6570.40.44030.20.2+254
Bangladesh
6130.30.24450.30.1+168
Japan
6110.30.24810.30.2+130
United States of America
5480.30.45090.30.4+39
Thailand
5410.30.34330.30.2+108
Cambodia
4700.30.34300.30.3+40
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
4620.30.34620.30.40
Croatia
3980.20.34700.30.4-72
Turkey
3880.20.34090.20.4-21
Ireland
3750.20.34010.20.3-26
Cyprus
3670.20.23730.20.2-6
Russian Federation
3450.20.13450.20.10
Netherlands
3450.20.34280.30.3-83
Fiji
3130.20.23240.20.2-11
Ukraine
2780.20.13150.20.1-37
Canada
2590.10.22390.10.2+20
Nepal
2520.10.21380.10.1+114
Hungary
2510.10.12930.20.1-42
Afghanistan
2400.10.42280.10.2+12
Chile
2280.10.22150.10.2+13
Lebanon
2260.10.42380.10.4-12
United Arab Emirates
2050.10.11740.10.0+31
France
2040.10.12000.10.1+4
Romania
1880.10.11710.10.1+17
Saudi Arabia
1860.10.11210.10.1+65
Iraq
1840.10.41290.10.3+55
Kenya
1750.10.11720.10.1+3
Brazil
1640.10.1910.10.0+73
Israel
1590.10.11410.10.1+18
Malta
1550.10.41880.10.5-33
Colombia
1490.10.1860.10.1+63
Austria
1350.10.11510.10.1-16
Zimbabwe
1310.10.11790.10.1-48
Burma (Myanmar)
1290.10.21360.10.1-7
Bosnia and Herzegovina
1270.10.21420.10.2-15
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1040.10.41020.10.4+2
Argentina
1030.10.11180.10.1-15
Sudan
1010.10.21450.10.2-44
Slovenia
910.00.01060.10.1-15
Switzerland
870.00.0940.10.0-7
Laos
810.00.0770.00.1+4
Spain
810.00.1780.00.1+3
East Timor
790.00.1820.00.1-3
Brunei Darussalam
770.00.0740.00.0+3
Oman
720.00.0530.00.0+19
Seychelles
700.00.0820.00.0-12
Macau
690.00.0690.00.00
Ethiopia
690.00.1590.00.1+10
Papua New Guinea
660.00.0710.00.0-5
Czech Republic
600.00.0600.00.00
Portugal
530.00.1410.00.1+12
Kuwait
530.00.0460.00.0+7
Cook Islands
520.00.0540.00.0-2
Latvia
500.00.0710.00.0-21
Nigeria
480.00.0150.00.0+33
El Salvador
480.00.1430.00.1+5
Denmark
480.00.0500.00.0-2
Eastern Europe, nfd
470.00.0660.00.0-19
Finland
450.00.0390.00.0+6
Peru
420.00.0380.00.0+4
Sweden
410.00.0380.00.0+3
Ghana
400.00.0430.00.0-3
Belgium
390.00.0400.00.0-1
Syria
390.00.1480.00.1-9
Lithuania
390.00.0510.00.0-12
Bulgaria
380.00.0380.00.00
Uganda
360.00.0270.00.0+9
Slovakia
330.00.0410.00.0-8
Mexico
330.00.0420.00.0-9
Albania
310.00.0170.00.0+14
Gaza Strip and West Bank
300.00.0210.00.0+9
Tanzania
280.00.0290.00.0-1
Jordan
260.00.0210.00.0+5
Belarus
260.00.0390.00.0-13
Zambia
250.00.0250.00.00
Samoa
240.00.1330.00.1-9
Uruguay
220.00.0270.00.0-5
Somalia
200.00.1400.00.1-20
Norway
160.00.0250.00.0-9
Tonga
150.00.0260.00.0-11
Eritrea
150.00.0190.00.0-4
Estonia
140.00.0270.00.0-13
Ecuador
140.00.070.00.0+7
Libya
120.00.0110.00.0+1
Bhutan
100.00.0230.00.0-13
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
City of Monash - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born89,33248.933.875,66644.731.4+13,666
Non-English speaking backgrounds
80,82044.327.066,39939.224.2+14,421
Main English speaking countries
8,5124.76.89,2675.57.2-755
Australia
84,06846.059.886,51651.163.3-2,448
Not stated
9,2055.06.47,0944.25.3+2,111

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, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% India, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Sri Lanka, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% Malaysia, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Greece, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% United Kingdom, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Vietnam, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Italy, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Hong Kong, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% China, City of Monash: 12.5% India, City of Monash: 5.3% Sri Lanka, City of Monash: 3.6% Malaysia, City of Monash: 3.3% Greece, City of Monash: 2.4% United Kingdom, City of Monash: 2.4% Vietnam, City of Monash: 1.5% Italy, City of Monash: 1.4% Hong Kong, City of Monash: 1.4% New Zealand, City of Monash: 1.1%
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, City of Monash: +9,116 India, City of Monash: +2,302 Sri Lanka, City of Monash: +924 Malaysia, City of Monash: +590 Greece, City of Monash: -99 United Kingdom, City of Monash: -732 Vietnam, City of Monash: +382 Italy, City of Monash: -298 Hong Kong, City of Monash: +173 New Zealand, City of Monash: +9
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 the City of Monash in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 48.9% of the population was born overseas, and 44.3% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 33.8% and 27.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the City of Monash was China, where 12.5% of the population, or 22,880 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in the City of Monash and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in China (12.5% compared to 3.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Sri Lanka (3.6% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malaysia (3.3% compared to 1.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (5.3% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 13,666 or 18.1%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 14,421 or 21.7%.

The largest changes in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were for those born in:

  • China (+9,116 persons)
  • India (+2,302 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+924 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-732 persons)

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