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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In 2016, 36% 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.

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
Avondale Heights - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idItaly1,14210.14.11,27611.65.0-134
Vietnam
6415.72.05995.51.8+42
Greece
2842.51.22882.61.4-4
Croatia
1991.80.52172.00.6-18
map this data in atlas.idIndia1871.72.41821.72.3+5
United Kingdom
1791.62.21501.42.3+29
Malta
1721.50.61711.60.7+1
China
1711.51.61541.41.4+17
Iran
1521.30.4430.40.1+109
Philippines
1321.20.61361.20.5-4
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1111.00.21491.40.3-38
New Zealand
840.71.2770.71.2+7
Egypt
820.70.4890.80.4-7
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
660.60.31071.00.3-41
Lebanon
520.50.3680.60.3-16
Poland
490.40.2460.40.3+3
Germany
480.40.4780.70.5-30
Sri Lanka
400.40.5420.40.5-2
Chile
400.40.2460.40.2-6
Syria
360.30.1200.20.1+16
Malaysia
360.30.6330.30.5+3
Cyprus
350.30.1410.40.2-6
Hong Kong
330.30.3260.20.3+7
Argentina
300.30.1270.20.1+3
Slovenia
220.20.1330.30.1-11
Indonesia
210.20.2210.20.20
Bosnia and Herzegovina
200.20.1270.20.1-7
El Salvador
200.20.1190.20.1+1
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,39238.827.64,71342.927.3-321
Non-English speaking backgrounds
4,09136.123.14,42740.322.9-336
Main English speaking countries
3012.74.52862.64.4+15
Australia
6,17254.565.95,86853.467.4+304
Not stated
7586.76.54013.75.3+357

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 Italy, City of Moonee Valley: 4.1% Vietnam, City of Moonee Valley: 2.0% Greece, City of Moonee Valley: 1.2% Croatia, City of Moonee Valley: 0.5% India, City of Moonee Valley: 2.4% United Kingdom, City of Moonee Valley: 2.2% Malta, City of Moonee Valley: 0.6% China, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% Iran, City of Moonee Valley: 0.4% Philippines, City of Moonee Valley: 0.6% Italy, Avondale Heights: 10.1% Vietnam, Avondale Heights: 5.7% Greece, Avondale Heights: 2.5% Croatia, Avondale Heights: 1.8% India, Avondale Heights: 1.7% United Kingdom, Avondale Heights: 1.6% Malta, Avondale Heights: 1.5% China, Avondale Heights: 1.5% Iran, Avondale Heights: 1.3% Philippines, Avondale Heights: 1.2%
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 Italy, Avondale Heights: -134 Vietnam, Avondale Heights: +42 Greece, Avondale Heights: -4 Croatia, Avondale Heights: -18 India, Avondale Heights: +5 United Kingdom, Avondale Heights: +29 Malta, Avondale Heights: +1 China, Avondale Heights: +17 Iran, Avondale Heights: +109 Philippines, Avondale Heights: -4
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 Avondale Heights in 2016 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, 38.8% of the population was born overseas, and 36.1% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 27.6% and 23.1% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Avondale Heights was Italy, where 10.1% of the population, or 1,142 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 (10.1% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (5.7% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Croatia (1.8% compared to 0.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Greece (2.5% compared to 1.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 321 or 6.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 336 or 7.6%.

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

  • Italy (-134 persons)
  • Iran (+109 persons)

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