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In 2011, 63% 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Clayton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChina2,61116.88.11,77212.55.2+839
map this data in atlas.idIndia1,5299.84.38435.92.9+686
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia7795.03.28826.22.9-103
map this data in atlas.idGreece5053.32.75153.63.0-10
Indonesia
4743.11.04543.21.0+20
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka4603.03.44793.42.7-19
map this data in atlas.idItaly3482.21.73782.72.0-30
map this data in atlas.idHong Kong2891.91.43462.41.5-57
Singapore
2851.80.92301.60.7+55
map this data in atlas.idVietnam2841.81.42291.61.2+55
map this data in atlas.idSouth Korea2561.61.21831.30.6+73
United Kingdom
1991.33.02131.53.4-14
Bangladesh
1961.30.3800.60.2+116
New Zealand
1921.21.22181.51.2-26
Philippines
1821.20.61561.10.5+26
Mauritius
1110.70.4900.60.4+21
Pakistan
940.60.2720.50.2+22
Saudi Arabia
700.50.1150.10.0+55
Fiji
620.40.2450.30.2+17
Germany
500.30.5680.50.6-18
Iran
470.30.3300.20.2+17
Taiwan
440.30.4390.30.4+5
Thailand
410.30.3690.50.2-28
Japan
410.30.3680.50.3-27
Egypt
390.30.4350.20.5+4
South Africa
390.30.6400.30.6-1
Croatia
380.20.3330.20.3+5
Zimbabwe
360.20.1230.20.1+13
Burma (Myanmar)
340.20.1170.10.1+17
United States of America
340.20.3490.30.3-15
Cambodia
340.20.3480.30.2-14
Nepal
330.20.140.00.0+29
Botswana
320.20.0310.20.0+1
Russian Federation
310.20.2280.20.2+3
Ireland
310.20.2210.10.2+10
Cyprus
300.20.2210.10.3+9
Sudan
300.20.1240.20.1+6
Poland
290.20.5370.30.6-8
Netherlands
280.20.3160.10.3+12
Cook Islands
270.20.0690.50.1-42
Ukraine
250.20.2300.20.2-5
United Arab Emirates
240.20.1320.20.1-8
Brunei Darussalam
230.10.0150.10.0+8
Kenya
230.10.1120.10.1+11
Ghana
220.10.090.10.0+13
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
220.10.3340.20.4-12
Chile
220.10.1350.20.2-13
Malta
220.10.190.10.1+13
Canada
220.10.190.10.1+13
France
210.10.190.10.1+12
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born10,23365.944.78,50059.939.6+1,734
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds9,71662.639.27,95056.133.8+1,766
Main English speaking countries
5173.35.55493.95.9-32
Australia
4,35228.051.14,26030.054.3+92
Not stated
9476.14.21,42210.06.0-475

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% India, City of Monash: 4.3% Malaysia, City of Monash: 3.2% Greece, City of Monash: 2.7% Indonesia, City of Monash: 1.0% Sri Lanka, City of Monash: 3.4% Italy, City of Monash: 1.7% Hong Kong, City of Monash: 1.4% Singapore, City of Monash: 0.9% Vietnam, City of Monash: 1.4% China, Clayton: 16.8% India, Clayton: 9.8% Malaysia, Clayton: 5.0% Greece, Clayton: 3.3% Indonesia, Clayton: 3.1% Sri Lanka, Clayton: 3.0% Italy, Clayton: 2.2% Hong Kong, Clayton: 1.9% Singapore, Clayton: 1.8% Vietnam, Clayton: 1.8%
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 China, Clayton: +839 India, Clayton: +686 Malaysia, Clayton: -103 Greece, Clayton: -10 Indonesia, Clayton: +20 Sri Lanka, Clayton: -19 Italy, Clayton: -30 Hong Kong, Clayton: -57 Singapore, Clayton: +55 Vietnam, Clayton: +55
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 Clayton in 2011 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, 65.9% of the population was born overseas, and 62.6% 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 Clayton was China, where 16.8% of the population, or 2,611 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 (16.8% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (9.8% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Indonesia (3.1% compared to 1.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malaysia (5.0% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,733 or 20.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,766 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 (+839 persons)
  • India (+686 persons)
  • Bangladesh (+116 persons)
  • Malaysia (-103 persons)

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