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In 2016, 37% of people in Mount 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 Mount 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, Mount 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
Mount Waverley - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChina3,77911.612.52,2877.18.1+1,492
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka1,4134.33.61,1503.63.4+263
map this data in atlas.idIndia1,2453.85.38652.74.3+380
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia9492.93.37362.33.2+213
United Kingdom
8562.62.41,0573.33.0-201
map this data in atlas.idGreece6672.02.47892.52.7-122
map this data in atlas.idSouth Korea4641.41.14581.41.2+6
New Zealand
4311.31.14721.51.2-41
map this data in atlas.idHong Kong4091.31.44091.31.40
map this data in atlas.idVietnam3221.01.52990.91.4+23
Singapore
2910.91.02590.80.9+32
map this data in atlas.idItaly2880.91.43691.21.7-81
Indonesia
2140.71.01540.51.0+60
South Africa
1980.60.52130.70.6-15
Philippines
1520.50.61310.40.6+21
Poland
1410.40.41870.60.5-46
Japan
1250.40.31000.30.3+25
Germany
1210.40.41970.60.5-76
Taiwan
1210.40.4810.30.4+40
Iran
1120.30.4580.20.3+54
United States of America
1040.30.31470.50.3-43
Bangladesh
800.20.3450.10.3+35
Netherlands
710.20.21100.30.3-39
Ireland
670.20.21010.30.2-34
Thailand
660.20.3730.20.3-7
Egypt
600.20.4910.30.4-31
Pakistan
500.20.4570.20.2-7
Cambodia
440.10.3470.10.3-3
Hungary
440.10.1670.20.2-23
Russian Federation
430.10.2680.20.2-25
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
400.10.3740.20.3-34
Fiji
400.10.2730.20.2-33
Brazil
350.10.1240.10.1+11
Mauritius
350.10.4440.10.4-9
Cyprus
340.10.2470.10.2-13
Ukraine
330.10.2390.10.2-6
Canada
320.10.1640.20.1-32
Iraq
300.10.1180.10.1+12
France
290.10.1180.10.1+11
Chile
240.10.1130.00.1+11
United Arab Emirates
220.10.1200.10.1+2
Malta
200.10.1460.10.1-26
Croatia
190.10.2550.20.3-36
Czech Republic
180.10.0170.10.0+1
Israel
170.10.1150.00.1+2
Afghanistan
150.00.1130.00.1+2
Nepal
150.00.170.00.1+8
Burma (Myanmar)
130.00.1180.10.1-5
Turkey
120.00.2280.10.2-16
Lithuania
100.00.090.00.0+1
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Mount Waverley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born13,62441.748.912,28738.344.7+1,337
Non-English speaking backgrounds
11,93636.644.310,23331.939.2+1,703
Main English speaking countries
1,6885.24.72,0546.45.5-366
Australia
17,41153.346.018,76158.551.1-1,350
Not stated
1,6024.95.09963.14.2+606

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% Sri Lanka, City of Monash: 3.6% India, City of Monash: 5.3% Malaysia, City of Monash: 3.3% United Kingdom, City of Monash: 2.4% Greece, City of Monash: 2.4% South Korea, City of Monash: 1.1% New Zealand, City of Monash: 1.1% Hong Kong, City of Monash: 1.4% Vietnam, City of Monash: 1.5% China, Mount Waverley: 11.6% Sri Lanka, Mount Waverley: 4.3% India, Mount Waverley: 3.8% Malaysia, Mount Waverley: 2.9% United Kingdom, Mount Waverley: 2.6% Greece, Mount Waverley: 2.0% South Korea, Mount Waverley: 1.4% New Zealand, Mount Waverley: 1.3% Hong Kong, Mount Waverley: 1.3% Vietnam, Mount Waverley: 1.0%
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, Mount Waverley: +1,492 Sri Lanka, Mount Waverley: +263 India, Mount Waverley: +380 Malaysia, Mount Waverley: +213 United Kingdom, Mount Waverley: -201 Greece, Mount Waverley: -122 South Korea, Mount Waverley: +6 New Zealand, Mount Waverley: -41 Hong Kong, Mount Waverley: 0 Vietnam, Mount Waverley: +23
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 Mount Waverley in 2016 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, 41.7% of the population was born overseas, and 36.6% 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 Mount Waverley was China, where 11.6% of the population, or 3,779 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Mount Waverley and City of Monash was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (3.8% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,337 or 10.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,703 or 16.6%.

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

  • China (+1,492 persons)
  • India (+380 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+263 persons)
  • Malaysia (+213 persons)

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