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In 2011, 40% of people in Avondale Heights, 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 Avondale Heights. 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, Avondale Heights'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
Avondale Heights - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItaly1,27611.65.01,36712.35.8-91
Vietnam
5995.51.85755.21.7+24
Greece
2882.61.43002.71.5-12
Croatia
2172.00.62172.00.60
map this data in atlas.idIndia1821.72.3640.61.2+118
Malta
1711.60.71901.70.8-19
China
1541.41.41661.51.3-12
United Kingdom
1501.42.31711.52.5-21
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1491.40.31381.20.3+11
Philippines
1361.20.51131.00.4+23
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
1071.00.3870.80.3+20
Egypt
890.80.4850.80.4+4
Germany
780.70.5880.80.5-10
New Zealand
770.71.2720.60.9+5
Lebanon
680.60.3520.50.3+16
Poland
460.40.3460.40.30
Chile
460.40.2630.60.2-17
Iran
430.40.1310.30.1+12
Sri Lanka
420.40.5250.20.5+17
Cyprus
410.40.2600.50.2-19
Slovenia
330.30.1400.40.1-7
Malaysia
330.30.5310.30.3+2
Ireland
310.30.3190.20.3+12
Bosnia and Herzegovina
270.20.1350.30.1-8
Argentina
270.20.1400.40.1-13
Hong Kong
260.20.3480.40.3-22
Netherlands
260.20.2140.10.2+12
Iraq
240.20.1120.10.0+12
Indonesia
210.20.2170.20.1+4
Syria
200.20.1230.20.1-3
Portugal
200.20.1140.10.0+6
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Avondale Heights - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,71342.927.34,62341.726.3+90
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds4,42740.322.94,31538.922.0+112
Main English speaking countries
2862.64.43082.84.2-22
Australia
5,86853.467.45,81052.466.5+58
Not stated
4013.75.36555.97.2-254

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 Italy, City of Moonee Valley: 5.0% Vietnam, City of Moonee Valley: 1.8% Greece, City of Moonee Valley: 1.4% Croatia, City of Moonee Valley: 0.6% India, City of Moonee Valley: 2.3% Malta, City of Moonee Valley: 0.7% China, City of Moonee Valley: 1.4% United Kingdom, City of Moonee Valley: 2.3% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Moonee Valley: 0.3% Philippines, City of Moonee Valley: 0.5% Italy, Avondale Heights: 11.6% Vietnam, Avondale Heights: 5.5% Greece, Avondale Heights: 2.6% Croatia, Avondale Heights: 2.0% India, Avondale Heights: 1.7% Malta, Avondale Heights: 1.6% China, Avondale Heights: 1.4% United Kingdom, Avondale Heights: 1.4% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Avondale Heights: 1.4% Philippines, Avondale Heights: 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 Italy, Avondale Heights: -91 Vietnam, Avondale Heights: +24 Greece, Avondale Heights: -12 Croatia, Avondale Heights: 0 India, Avondale Heights: +118 Malta, Avondale Heights: -19 China, Avondale Heights: -12 United Kingdom, Avondale Heights: -21 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Avondale Heights: +11 Philippines, Avondale Heights: +23
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 Avondale Heights in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas, as well as a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 42.9% of the population was born overseas, and 40.3% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 27.3% and 22.9% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Avondale Heights was Italy, where 11.6% of the population, or 1,276 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Avondale Heights and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Italy (11.6% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (5.5% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Croatia (2.0% compared to 0.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Greece (2.6% compared to 1.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 90 or 1.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 112 or 2.6%.

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

  • India (+118 persons)
  • Italy (-91 persons)

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