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In 2011, 32% 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Mount Waverley - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChina2,2877.18.11,2654.15.2+1,022
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka1,1503.63.48212.72.7+329
United Kingdom
1,0573.33.01,1003.63.4-43
map this data in atlas.idIndia8652.74.35491.82.9+316
map this data in atlas.idGreece7892.52.78582.83.0-69
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia7362.33.25211.72.9+215
New Zealand
4721.51.23911.31.2+81
map this data in atlas.idSouth Korea4581.41.21970.60.6+261
map this data in atlas.idHong Kong4091.31.44311.41.5-22
map this data in atlas.idItaly3691.21.73841.32.0-15
map this data in atlas.idVietnam2990.91.42600.81.2+39
Singapore
2590.80.91880.60.7+71
South Africa
2130.70.62050.70.6+8
Germany
1970.60.52460.80.6-49
Poland
1870.60.51680.50.6+19
Indonesia
1540.51.01710.61.0-17
United States of America
1470.50.3860.30.3+61
Philippines
1310.40.61030.30.5+28
Netherlands
1100.30.31110.40.3-1
Ireland
1010.30.21060.30.2-5
Japan
1000.30.31050.30.3-5
Egypt
910.30.41130.40.5-22
Taiwan
810.30.4970.30.4-16
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
740.20.3630.20.4+11
Thailand
730.20.3330.10.2+40
Fiji
730.20.2500.20.2+23
Russian Federation
680.20.2700.20.2-2
Hungary
670.20.2860.30.2-19
Canada
640.20.1380.10.1+26
Iran
580.20.3330.10.2+25
Pakistan
570.20.2110.00.2+46
Croatia
550.20.3590.20.3-4
Cambodia
470.10.3250.10.2+22
Cyprus
470.10.2460.20.3+1
Malta
460.10.1480.20.1-2
Bangladesh
450.10.3380.10.2+7
Mauritius
440.10.4610.20.4-17
Ukraine
390.10.2460.20.2-7
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born12,28738.344.710,02132.739.6+2,266
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds10,23331.939.28,09526.433.8+2,138
Main English speaking countries
2,0546.45.51,9266.35.9+128
Australia
18,76158.551.118,99662.054.3-235
Not stated
9963.14.21,5995.26.0-603

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% Sri Lanka, City of Monash: 3.4% United Kingdom, City of Monash: 3.0% India, City of Monash: 4.3% Greece, City of Monash: 2.7% Malaysia, City of Monash: 3.2% New Zealand, City of Monash: 1.2% South Korea, City of Monash: 1.2% Hong Kong, City of Monash: 1.4% Italy, City of Monash: 1.7% China, Mount Waverley: 7.1% Sri Lanka, Mount Waverley: 3.6% United Kingdom, Mount Waverley: 3.3% India, Mount Waverley: 2.7% Greece, Mount Waverley: 2.5% Malaysia, Mount Waverley: 2.3% New Zealand, Mount Waverley: 1.5% South Korea, Mount Waverley: 1.4% Hong Kong, Mount Waverley: 1.3% Italy, Mount Waverley: 1.2%
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, Mount Waverley: +1,022 Sri Lanka, Mount Waverley: +329 United Kingdom, Mount Waverley: -43 India, Mount Waverley: +316 Greece, Mount Waverley: -69 Malaysia, Mount Waverley: +215 New Zealand, Mount Waverley: +81 South Korea, Mount Waverley: +261 Hong Kong, Mount Waverley: -22 Italy, Mount Waverley: -15
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 Mount Waverley in 2011 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, 38.3% of the population was born overseas, and 31.9% 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 Mount Waverley was China, where 7.1% of the population, or 2,287 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 (2.7% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 2,266 or 22.6%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 2,138 or 26.4%.

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

  • China (+1,022 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+329 persons)
  • India (+316 persons)
  • South Korea (+261 persons)

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