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In 2016, 32% of people in Oakleigh, 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 Oakleigh. 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, Oakleigh'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
Oakleigh - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChina4806.312.53795.08.1+101
map this data in atlas.idGreece4505.92.44365.82.7+14
map this data in atlas.idIndia3374.45.33264.34.3+11
United Kingdom
2082.72.42243.03.0-16
map this data in atlas.idItaly1532.01.41431.91.7+10
map this data in atlas.idSouth Korea1161.51.1761.01.2+40
New Zealand
1131.51.1961.31.2+17
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka871.13.6700.93.4+17
map this data in atlas.idVietnam741.01.5600.81.4+14
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia620.83.3680.93.2-6
map this data in atlas.idHong Kong460.61.4570.81.4-11
Philippines
450.60.6270.40.6+18
Egypt
410.50.4350.50.4+6
Mauritius
410.50.4690.90.4-28
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
350.50.3310.40.3+4
Cyprus
340.40.2290.40.2+5
United States of America
300.40.3330.40.3-3
Indonesia
300.41.0430.61.0-13
Nepal
280.40.1220.30.1+6
Taiwan
240.30.4110.10.4+13
Singapore
240.31.0190.30.9+5
South Africa
230.30.5320.40.6-9
Germany
230.30.4270.40.5-4
France
210.30.1200.30.1+1
Japan
200.30.3260.30.3-6
Ireland
190.20.2210.30.2-2
Poland
170.20.4260.30.5-9
Russian Federation
160.20.2210.30.2-5
Chile
120.20.1250.30.1-13
Romania
120.20.1100.10.1+2
Colombia
110.10.1110.10.10
Albania
100.10.00--0.0+10
Thailand
100.10.3110.10.3-1
Croatia
100.10.2170.20.3-7
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Oakleigh - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born2,81336.848.92,79237.144.7+21
Non-English speaking backgrounds
2,41431.544.32,37431.539.2+40
Main English speaking countries
3995.24.74185.65.5-19
Australia
4,39657.446.04,40958.651.1-13
Not stated
4455.85.03254.34.2+120

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% Greece, City of Monash: 2.4% India, City of Monash: 5.3% United Kingdom, City of Monash: 2.4% Italy, City of Monash: 1.4% South Korea, City of Monash: 1.1% New Zealand, City of Monash: 1.1% Sri Lanka, City of Monash: 3.6% Vietnam, City of Monash: 1.5% Malaysia, City of Monash: 3.3% China, Oakleigh: 6.3% Greece, Oakleigh: 5.9% India, Oakleigh: 4.4% United Kingdom, Oakleigh: 2.7% Italy, Oakleigh: 2.0% South Korea, Oakleigh: 1.5% New Zealand, Oakleigh: 1.5% Sri Lanka, Oakleigh: 1.1% Vietnam, Oakleigh: 1.0% Malaysia, Oakleigh: 0.8%
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, Oakleigh: +101 Greece, Oakleigh: +14 India, Oakleigh: +11 United Kingdom, Oakleigh: -16 Italy, Oakleigh: +10 South Korea, Oakleigh: +40 New Zealand, Oakleigh: +17 Sri Lanka, Oakleigh: +17 Vietnam, Oakleigh: +14 Malaysia, Oakleigh: -6
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 Oakleigh 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, 36.8% of the population was born overseas, and 31.5% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 48.9% and 44.3% respectively for City of Monash.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Greece (5.9% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (6.3% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Malaysia (0.8% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Sri Lanka (1.1% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 21 or 0.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 40 or 1.7%.

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

  • China (+101 persons)

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