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In 2011, 35% of people in Wheelers Hill, 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 Wheelers Hill. 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, Wheelers Hill'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
Wheelers Hill - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChina9925.28.16863.55.2+306
United Kingdom
7724.03.08394.23.4-67
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia7053.73.27013.52.9+4
map this data in atlas.idIndia5572.94.34752.42.9+82
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka5312.83.44612.32.7+70
map this data in atlas.idItaly5112.71.75402.72.0-29
map this data in atlas.idGreece4662.42.74862.43.0-20
New Zealand
2691.41.22381.21.2+31
map this data in atlas.idHong Kong2531.31.42691.41.5-16
map this data in atlas.idVietnam2041.11.41800.91.2+24
Turkey
1600.80.21520.80.3+8
South Africa
1500.80.61490.80.6+1
Singapore
1460.80.91040.50.7+42
Egypt
1320.70.41600.80.5-28
Germany
1280.70.51470.70.6-19
Taiwan
1200.60.41010.50.4+19
map this data in atlas.idSouth Korea1070.61.2710.40.6+36
Croatia
900.50.3920.50.3-2
Poland
870.50.5990.50.6-12
Indonesia
830.41.0730.41.0+10
Lebanon
750.40.1390.20.2+36
Cyprus
750.40.2800.40.3-5
Cambodia
730.40.3640.30.2+9
Mauritius
690.40.4750.40.4-6
Iran
660.30.3720.40.2-6
United States of America
610.30.3520.30.3+9
Philippines
610.30.6660.30.5-5
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
610.30.3640.30.4-3
Netherlands
590.30.3680.30.3-9
Japan
430.20.3370.20.3+6
Hungary
420.20.2640.30.2-22
Russian Federation
400.20.2440.20.2-4
Malta
370.20.1560.30.1-19
Ireland
330.20.2290.10.2+4
France
280.10.1260.10.1+2
Iraq
270.10.1180.10.0+9
Afghanistan
270.10.1210.10.1+6
Romania
260.10.1210.10.1+5
Slovenia
220.10.170.00.1+15
Canada
220.10.1300.20.1-8
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Wheelers Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born7,94941.644.77,52637.939.6+423
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds6,64234.839.26,18931.233.8+453
Main English speaking countries
1,3076.85.51,3376.75.9-30
Australia
10,58255.451.111,18956.454.3-607
Not stated
5743.04.21,1405.76.0-566

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% United Kingdom, City of Monash: 3.0% Malaysia, City of Monash: 3.2% India, City of Monash: 4.3% Sri Lanka, City of Monash: 3.4% Italy, City of Monash: 1.7% Greece, City of Monash: 2.7% New Zealand, City of Monash: 1.2% Hong Kong, City of Monash: 1.4% Vietnam, City of Monash: 1.4% China, Wheelers Hill: 5.2% United Kingdom, Wheelers Hill: 4.0% Malaysia, Wheelers Hill: 3.7% India, Wheelers Hill: 2.9% Sri Lanka, Wheelers Hill: 2.8% Italy, Wheelers Hill: 2.7% Greece, Wheelers Hill: 2.4% New Zealand, Wheelers Hill: 1.4% Hong Kong, Wheelers Hill: 1.3% Vietnam, Wheelers Hill: 1.1%
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 China, Wheelers Hill: +306 United Kingdom, Wheelers Hill: -67 Malaysia, Wheelers Hill: +4 India, Wheelers Hill: +82 Sri Lanka, Wheelers Hill: +70 Italy, Wheelers Hill: -29 Greece, Wheelers Hill: -20 New Zealand, Wheelers Hill: +31 Hong Kong, Wheelers Hill: -16 Vietnam, Wheelers Hill: +24
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 Wheelers Hill 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, 41.6% of the population was born overseas, and 34.8% 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 Wheelers Hill was China, where 5.2% of the population, or 992 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (4.0% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (5.2% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (2.9% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 423 or 5.6%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 453 or 7.3%.

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

  • China (+306 persons)
  • India (+82 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+70 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-67 persons)

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