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In 2011, 28% of people in Ashwood - Burwood, 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 Ashwood - Burwood. 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, Ashwood - Burwood'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
Ashwood - Burwood - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChina5476.58.13033.95.2+244
United Kingdom
2352.83.02803.63.4-45
map this data in atlas.idIndia2252.74.31111.42.9+114
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia1792.13.21201.52.9+59
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka1431.73.41181.52.7+25
New Zealand
1241.51.2921.21.2+32
map this data in atlas.idGreece1151.42.71371.83.0-22
map this data in atlas.idVietnam891.11.4861.11.2+3
map this data in atlas.idItaly811.01.7971.22.0-16
South Africa
800.90.6791.00.6+1
map this data in atlas.idSouth Korea730.91.2120.20.6+61
map this data in atlas.idHong Kong680.81.4730.91.5-5
Indonesia
660.81.0560.71.0+10
Singapore
480.60.9460.60.7+2
Poland
450.50.5470.60.6-2
Taiwan
420.50.4270.30.4+15
Philippines
410.50.6420.50.5-1
Egypt
380.50.4340.40.5+4
Netherlands
310.40.3230.30.3+8
Thailand
300.40.3260.30.2+4
Germany
290.30.5370.50.6-8
United States of America
280.30.3140.20.3+14
Mauritius
270.30.4150.20.4+12
Pakistan
240.30.200.00.2+24
Russian Federation
210.20.2380.50.2-17
Turkey
210.20.2130.20.3+8
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Ashwood - Burwood - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born2,84233.744.72,43431.139.6+408
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds2,35527.939.21,92724.733.8+428
Main English speaking countries
4875.85.55076.55.9-20
Australia
5,16861.351.14,93263.154.3+236
Not stated
4174.94.24485.76.0-31

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 China, City of Monash: 8.1% United Kingdom, City of Monash: 3.0% India, City of Monash: 4.3% Malaysia, City of Monash: 3.2% Sri Lanka, City of Monash: 3.4% New Zealand, City of Monash: 1.2% Greece, City of Monash: 2.7% Vietnam, City of Monash: 1.4% Italy, City of Monash: 1.7% South Africa, City of Monash: 0.6% China, Ashwood - Burwood: 6.5% United Kingdom, Ashwood - Burwood: 2.8% India, Ashwood - Burwood: 2.7% Malaysia, Ashwood - Burwood: 2.1% Sri Lanka, Ashwood - Burwood: 1.7% New Zealand, Ashwood - Burwood: 1.5% Greece, Ashwood - Burwood: 1.4% Vietnam, Ashwood - Burwood: 1.1% Italy, Ashwood - Burwood: 1.0% South Africa, Ashwood - Burwood: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 China, Ashwood - Burwood: +244 United Kingdom, Ashwood - Burwood: -45 India, Ashwood - Burwood: +114 Malaysia, Ashwood - Burwood: +59 Sri Lanka, Ashwood - Burwood: +25 New Zealand, Ashwood - Burwood: +32 Greece, Ashwood - Burwood: -22 Vietnam, Ashwood - Burwood: +3 Italy, Ashwood - Burwood: -16 South Africa, Ashwood - Burwood: +1
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 Ashwood - Burwood in 2011 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, as well as a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 33.7% of the population was born overseas, and 27.9% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 44.7% and 39.2% respectively for City of Monash.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Ashwood - Burwood was China, where 6.5% of the population, or 547 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Ashwood - Burwood and City of Monash were:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in Sri Lanka (1.7% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (2.7% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (6.5% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Greece (1.4% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 408 or 16.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 428 or 22.2%.

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

  • China (+244 persons)
  • India (+114 persons)
  • South Korea (+61 persons)
  • Malaysia (+59 persons)

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