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In 2011, 33% of people in Oakleigh South, 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 South. 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 South'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 South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idIndia2455.04.31162.42.9+129
map this data in atlas.idGreece2334.72.72545.33.0-21
map this data in atlas.idChina2114.38.11222.65.2+89
United Kingdom
1262.63.01693.63.4-43
map this data in atlas.idItaly1072.21.71212.52.0-14
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka871.83.4711.52.7+16
map this data in atlas.idVietnam491.01.4511.11.2-2
Ukraine
471.00.2350.70.2+12
Japan
440.90.3130.30.3+31
New Zealand
430.91.2651.41.2-22
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia360.73.2230.52.9+13
map this data in atlas.idHong Kong360.71.4250.51.5+11
Philippines
340.70.6380.80.5-4
map this data in atlas.idSouth Korea320.61.2240.50.6+8
Mauritius
290.60.4400.90.4-11
Indonesia
290.61.0360.81.0-7
Poland
250.50.5270.60.6-2
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Oakleigh South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,84337.344.71,62034.139.6+224
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,63533.139.21,34428.333.8+291
Main English speaking countries
2084.25.52765.85.9-68
Australia
2,83957.551.12,84459.854.3-5
Not stated
2555.24.22896.16.0-34

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 India, City of Monash: 4.3% Greece, City of Monash: 2.7% China, City of Monash: 8.1% United Kingdom, City of Monash: 3.0% Italy, City of Monash: 1.7% Sri Lanka, City of Monash: 3.4% Vietnam, City of Monash: 1.4% Ukraine, City of Monash: 0.2% Japan, City of Monash: 0.3% New Zealand, City of Monash: 1.2% India, Oakleigh South: 5.0% Greece, Oakleigh South: 4.7% China, Oakleigh South: 4.3% United Kingdom, Oakleigh South: 2.6% Italy, Oakleigh South: 2.2% Sri Lanka, Oakleigh South: 1.8% Vietnam, Oakleigh South: 1.0% Ukraine, Oakleigh South: 1.0% Japan, Oakleigh South: 0.9% New Zealand, Oakleigh South: 0.9%
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 India, Oakleigh South: +129 Greece, Oakleigh South: -21 China, Oakleigh South: +89 United Kingdom, Oakleigh South: -43 Italy, Oakleigh South: -14 Sri Lanka, Oakleigh South: +16 Vietnam, Oakleigh South: -2 Ukraine, Oakleigh South: +12 Japan, Oakleigh South: +31 New Zealand, Oakleigh South: -22
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 South 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, 37.3% of the population was born overseas, and 33.1% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 44.7% and 39.2% respectively for City of Monash.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Greece (4.7% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (4.3% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Malaysia (0.7% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Sri Lanka (1.8% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 223 or 13.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 291 or 21.7%.

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

  • India (+129 persons)
  • China (+89 persons)

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