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In 2016, 67% of people in Clayton, 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 Clayton. 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, Clayton'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
Clayton - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChina4,96326.212.52,61116.88.1+2,352
map this data in atlas.idIndia1,91710.15.31,5299.84.3+388
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia7884.23.37795.03.2+9
Indonesia
5613.01.04743.11.0+87
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka5162.73.64603.03.4+56
map this data in atlas.idGreece5082.72.45053.32.7+3
Singapore
3862.01.02851.80.9+101
map this data in atlas.idVietnam3531.91.52841.81.4+69
map this data in atlas.idItaly3331.81.43482.21.7-15
map this data in atlas.idHong Kong3141.71.42891.91.4+25
Bangladesh
2521.30.31961.30.3+56
map this data in atlas.idSouth Korea2421.31.12561.61.2-14
Philippines
1901.00.61821.20.6+8
United Kingdom
1851.02.41991.33.0-14
New Zealand
1330.71.11921.21.2-59
Pakistan
1150.60.4940.60.2+21
Mauritius
1090.60.41110.70.4-2
Thailand
870.50.3410.30.3+46
Iran
770.40.4470.30.3+30
Japan
680.40.3410.30.3+27
Taiwan
660.30.4440.30.4+22
Nepal
660.30.1330.20.1+33
Saudi Arabia
640.30.1700.50.1-6
Germany
460.20.4500.30.5-4
Cambodia
430.20.3340.20.3+9
United States of America
400.20.3340.20.3+6
Fiji
310.20.2620.40.2-31
Poland
290.20.4290.20.50
Colombia
280.10.1120.10.1+16
Ireland
270.10.2310.20.2-4
Burma (Myanmar)
270.10.1340.20.1-7
Cyprus
260.10.2300.20.2-4
Egypt
240.10.4390.30.4-15
Canada
230.10.1220.10.1+1
Iraq
230.10.1190.10.1+4
United Arab Emirates
220.10.1240.20.1-2
Zimbabwe
220.10.1360.20.1-14
South Africa
210.10.5390.30.6-18
Ukraine
200.10.2250.20.2-5
Russian Federation
200.10.2310.20.2-11
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Clayton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born13,08969.248.910,23365.944.7+2,856
Non-English speaking backgrounds
12,66066.944.39,71662.639.2+2,944
Main English speaking countries
4292.34.75173.35.5-88
Australia
4,78025.346.04,35228.051.1+428
Not stated
1,0495.55.09476.14.2+102

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 Monash: 12.5% India, City of Monash: 5.3% Malaysia, City of Monash: 3.3% Indonesia, City of Monash: 1.0% Sri Lanka, City of Monash: 3.6% Greece, City of Monash: 2.4% Singapore, City of Monash: 1.0% Vietnam, City of Monash: 1.5% Italy, City of Monash: 1.4% Hong Kong, City of Monash: 1.4% China, Clayton: 26.2% India, Clayton: 10.1% Malaysia, Clayton: 4.2% Indonesia, Clayton: 3.0% Sri Lanka, Clayton: 2.7% Greece, Clayton: 2.7% Singapore, Clayton: 2.0% Vietnam, Clayton: 1.9% Italy, Clayton: 1.8% Hong Kong, Clayton: 1.7%
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, Clayton: +2,352 India, Clayton: +388 Malaysia, Clayton: +9 Indonesia, Clayton: +87 Sri Lanka, Clayton: +56 Greece, Clayton: +3 Singapore, Clayton: +101 Vietnam, Clayton: +69 Italy, Clayton: -15 Hong Kong, Clayton: +25
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 Clayton in 2016 compared to City of Monash 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, 69.2% of the population was born overseas, and 66.9% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 48.9% and 44.3% respectively for City of Monash.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Clayton was China, where 26.2% of the population, or 4,963 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in China (26.2% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (10.1% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Indonesia (3.0% compared to 1.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (1.0% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 2,856 or 27.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 2,944 or 30.3%.

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

  • China (+2,352 persons)
  • India (+388 persons)
  • Singapore (+101 persons)
  • Indonesia (+87 persons)

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