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In 2011, 43% 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Glen Waverley - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChina4,07110.48.12,3826.25.2+1,689
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia1,9855.13.21,7114.52.9+274
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka1,7714.53.41,3753.62.7+396
map this data in atlas.idIndia1,7684.54.31,2523.32.9+516
United Kingdom
1,3283.43.01,5714.13.4-243
map this data in atlas.idHong Kong9962.51.49422.51.5+54
map this data in atlas.idSouth Korea6691.71.23090.80.6+360
map this data in atlas.idVietnam6121.61.45301.41.2+82
New Zealand
4551.21.24071.11.2+48
Singapore
4481.10.94601.20.7-12
map this data in atlas.idGreece3710.92.74221.13.0-51
Indonesia
3110.81.03320.91.0-21
map this data in atlas.idItaly3010.81.73360.92.0-35
South Africa
2830.70.63120.80.6-29
Taiwan
2520.60.42680.70.4-16
Germany
2320.60.52670.70.6-35
Philippines
1620.40.61250.30.5+37
Poland
1450.40.51860.50.6-41
Cambodia
1440.40.3830.20.2+61
United States of America
1430.40.31210.30.3+22
Iran
1180.30.3910.20.2+27
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
1070.30.31350.40.4-28
Thailand
1040.30.3790.20.2+25
Egypt
1040.30.41710.40.5-67
Ireland
920.20.2670.20.2+25
Turkey
890.20.21180.30.3-29
Fiji
870.20.2750.20.2+12
Netherlands
860.20.31240.30.3-38
Croatia
740.20.3810.20.3-7
Pakistan
710.20.2490.10.2+22
Hungary
690.20.2720.20.2-3
Canada
680.20.1660.20.1+2
Russian Federation
670.20.2640.20.2+3
Japan
630.20.31040.30.3-41
Mauritius
610.20.4550.10.4+6
Bangladesh
610.20.3550.10.2+6
Kenya
600.20.1500.10.1+10
Afghanistan
590.20.1610.20.1-2
Cyprus
590.20.2770.20.3-18
Malta
590.20.1640.20.1-5
Austria
570.10.1450.10.1+12
Ukraine
550.10.2600.20.2-5
United Arab Emirates
470.10.1250.10.1+22
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born19,10348.744.716,08942.139.6+3,014
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds16,73442.739.213,54535.433.8+3,189
Main English speaking countries
2,3696.05.52,5446.75.9-175
Australia
18,48447.251.120,03852.454.3-1,554
Not stated
1,6124.14.22,1025.56.0-490

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% Malaysia, City of Monash: 3.2% Sri Lanka, City of Monash: 3.4% India, City of Monash: 4.3% United Kingdom, City of Monash: 3.0% Hong Kong, City of Monash: 1.4% South Korea, City of Monash: 1.2% Vietnam, City of Monash: 1.4% New Zealand, City of Monash: 1.2% Singapore, City of Monash: 0.9% China, Glen Waverley: 10.4% Malaysia, Glen Waverley: 5.1% Sri Lanka, Glen Waverley: 4.5% India, Glen Waverley: 4.5% United Kingdom, Glen Waverley: 3.4% Hong Kong, Glen Waverley: 2.5% South Korea, Glen Waverley: 1.7% Vietnam, Glen Waverley: 1.6% New Zealand, Glen Waverley: 1.2% Singapore, Glen Waverley: 1.1%
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, Glen Waverley: +1,689 Malaysia, Glen Waverley: +274 Sri Lanka, Glen Waverley: +396 India, Glen Waverley: +516 United Kingdom, Glen Waverley: -243 Hong Kong, Glen Waverley: +54 South Korea, Glen Waverley: +360 Vietnam, Glen Waverley: +82 New Zealand, Glen Waverley: +48 Singapore, Glen Waverley: -12
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 Glen Waverley 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, 48.7% of the population was born overseas, and 42.7% 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 Glen Waverley was China, where 10.4% of the population, or 4,071 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 (10.4% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malaysia (5.1% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Hong Kong (2.5% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Greece (0.9% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 3,014 or 18.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 3,189 or 23.5%.

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

  • China (+1,689 persons)
  • India (+516 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+396 persons)
  • South Korea (+360 persons)

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