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In 2016, 49% of people in Glen Waverley, 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 Glen Waverley. 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, Glen Waverley'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
Glen Waverley - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChina6,28616.012.54,07110.48.1+2,215
map this data in atlas.idIndia2,5946.65.31,7684.54.3+826
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia2,1965.63.31,9855.13.2+211
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka2,1185.43.61,7714.53.4+347
United Kingdom
1,0002.52.41,3283.43.0-328
map this data in atlas.idHong Kong9772.51.49962.51.4-19
map this data in atlas.idVietnam7411.91.56121.61.4+129
map this data in atlas.idSouth Korea5511.41.16691.71.2-118
Singapore
4941.31.04481.10.9+46
New Zealand
4421.11.14551.21.2-13
map this data in atlas.idGreece3420.92.43710.92.7-29
Indonesia
2950.81.03110.81.0-16
South Africa
2470.60.52830.70.6-36
Taiwan
2370.60.42520.60.4-15
map this data in atlas.idItaly2030.51.43010.81.7-98
Philippines
1950.50.61620.40.6+33
Pakistan
1700.40.4710.20.2+99
Iran
1650.40.41180.30.3+47
Germany
1330.30.42320.60.5-99
Cambodia
1180.30.31440.40.3-26
Egypt
1030.30.41040.30.4-1
United States of America
990.30.31430.40.3-44
Turkey
910.20.2890.20.2+2
Japan
900.20.3630.20.3+27
Poland
880.20.41450.40.5-57
Thailand
780.20.31040.30.3-26
Bangladesh
760.20.3610.20.3+15
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
660.20.31070.30.3-41
Mauritius
630.20.4610.20.4+2
Fiji
620.20.2870.20.2-25
Netherlands
530.10.2860.20.3-33
Russian Federation
500.10.2670.20.2-17
United Arab Emirates
470.10.1470.10.10
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Glen Waverley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born21,25154.148.919,10348.744.7+2,148
Non-English speaking backgrounds
19,40849.444.316,73442.739.2+2,674
Main English speaking countries
1,8434.74.72,3696.05.5-526
Australia
16,52342.146.018,48447.251.1-1,961
Not stated
1,5013.85.01,6124.14.2-111

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, City of Monash: 12.5% India, City of Monash: 5.3% Malaysia, City of Monash: 3.3% Sri Lanka, City of Monash: 3.6% United Kingdom, City of Monash: 2.4% Hong Kong, City of Monash: 1.4% Vietnam, City of Monash: 1.5% South Korea, City of Monash: 1.1% Singapore, City of Monash: 1.0% New Zealand, City of Monash: 1.1% China, Glen Waverley: 16.0% India, Glen Waverley: 6.6% Malaysia, Glen Waverley: 5.6% Sri Lanka, Glen Waverley: 5.4% United Kingdom, Glen Waverley: 2.5% Hong Kong, Glen Waverley: 2.5% Vietnam, Glen Waverley: 1.9% South Korea, Glen Waverley: 1.4% Singapore, Glen Waverley: 1.3% New Zealand, Glen Waverley: 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, Glen Waverley: +2,215 India, Glen Waverley: +826 Malaysia, Glen Waverley: +211 Sri Lanka, Glen Waverley: +347 United Kingdom, Glen Waverley: -328 Hong Kong, Glen Waverley: -19 Vietnam, Glen Waverley: +129 South Korea, Glen Waverley: -118 Singapore, Glen Waverley: +46 New Zealand, Glen Waverley: -13
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 Glen Waverley 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, 54.1% of the population was born overseas, and 49.4% 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 Glen Waverley was China, where 16.0% of the population, or 6,286 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in China (16.0% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malaysia (5.6% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Sri Lanka (5.4% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Greece (0.9% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 2,148 or 11.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 2,674 or 16.0%.

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

  • China (+2,215 persons)
  • India (+826 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+347 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-328 persons)

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