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In 2011, 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Oakleigh - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idGreece4365.82.74326.33.0+4
map this data in atlas.idChina3795.08.12383.55.2+141
map this data in atlas.idIndia3264.34.31902.82.9+136
United Kingdom
2243.03.01892.73.4+35
map this data in atlas.idItaly1431.91.71812.62.0-38
New Zealand
961.31.21141.71.2-18
map this data in atlas.idSouth Korea761.01.2480.70.6+28
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka700.93.4330.52.7+37
Mauritius
690.90.4440.60.4+25
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia680.93.2370.52.9+31
map this data in atlas.idVietnam600.81.4380.61.2+22
map this data in atlas.idHong Kong570.81.4731.11.5-16
Indonesia
430.61.0430.61.00
Egypt
350.50.4410.60.5-6
United States of America
330.40.3140.20.3+19
South Africa
320.40.6230.30.6+9
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
310.40.3370.50.4-6
Cyprus
290.40.2350.50.3-6
Philippines
270.40.6190.30.5+8
Germany
270.40.5140.20.6+13
Japan
260.30.390.10.3+17
Poland
260.30.5360.50.6-10
Chile
250.30.1210.30.2+4
Ukraine
230.30.2140.20.2+9
Nepal
220.30.100.00.0+22
Russian Federation
210.30.2130.20.2+8
Ireland
210.30.2170.20.2+4
France
200.30.1100.10.1+10
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born2,79237.144.72,25132.739.6+541
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds2,37431.539.21,88727.533.8+487
Main English speaking countries
4185.65.53645.35.9+54
Australia
4,40958.651.14,16160.554.3+248
Not stated
3254.34.24626.76.0-137

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 Greece, City of Monash: 2.7% China, City of Monash: 8.1% India, City of Monash: 4.3% United Kingdom, City of Monash: 3.0% Italy, City of Monash: 1.7% New Zealand, City of Monash: 1.2% South Korea, City of Monash: 1.2% Sri Lanka, City of Monash: 3.4% Mauritius, City of Monash: 0.4% Malaysia, City of Monash: 3.2% Greece, Oakleigh: 5.8% China, Oakleigh: 5.0% India, Oakleigh: 4.3% United Kingdom, Oakleigh: 3.0% Italy, Oakleigh: 1.9% New Zealand, Oakleigh: 1.3% South Korea, Oakleigh: 1.0% Sri Lanka, Oakleigh: 0.9% Mauritius, Oakleigh: 0.9% Malaysia, Oakleigh: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 Greece, Oakleigh: +4 China, Oakleigh: +141 India, Oakleigh: +136 United Kingdom, Oakleigh: +35 Italy, Oakleigh: -38 New Zealand, Oakleigh: -18 South Korea, Oakleigh: +28 Sri Lanka, Oakleigh: +37 Mauritius, Oakleigh: +25 Malaysia, Oakleigh: +31
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 Oakleigh 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, 37.1% of the population was born overseas, and 31.5% 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 Oakleigh was Greece, where 5.8% of the population, or 436 people, were born.

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 (5.8% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (5.0% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Sri Lanka (0.9% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Malaysia (0.9% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 541 or 24.0%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 487 or 25.8%.

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

  • China (+141 persons)
  • India (+136 persons)

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