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In 2016, 17% of people in Essendon, 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 Essendon. 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, Essendon'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
Essendon - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idIndia8314.22.47413.92.3+90
map this data in atlas.idItaly5212.64.15813.15.0-60
United Kingdom
4382.22.24422.32.3-4
China
2961.51.62381.31.4+58
New Zealand
2481.21.22251.21.2+23
Vietnam
1710.92.01000.51.8+71
Nepal
1530.80.3430.20.2+110
Greece
1510.81.21520.81.4-1
Ireland
940.50.4580.30.3+36
Sri Lanka
940.50.5910.50.5+3
South Korea
780.40.2510.30.1+27
Philippines
630.30.6800.40.5-17
Malaysia
600.30.6730.40.5-13
Hong Kong
580.30.3660.40.3-8
United States of America
570.30.3430.20.3+14
Iran
540.30.4190.10.1+35
Germany
530.30.4590.30.5-6
Egypt
480.20.4440.20.4+4
Colombia
460.20.2260.10.1+20
Thailand
410.20.2280.10.2+13
Croatia
380.20.5560.30.6-18
Malta
360.20.6470.20.7-11
South Africa
320.20.2260.10.1+6
Lebanon
300.20.3620.30.3-32
Poland
280.10.2470.20.3-19
Canada
280.10.2490.30.2-21
Turkey
260.10.3290.20.3-3
Mauritius
260.10.1280.10.1-2
Pakistan
240.10.2230.10.1+1
Syria
240.10.1120.10.1+12
Bangladesh
200.10.1210.10.1-1
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
200.10.3340.20.3-14
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Essendon - 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 born4,23921.227.64,12321.927.3+116
Non-English speaking backgrounds
3,34216.723.13,28017.422.9+62
Main English speaking countries
8974.54.58434.54.4+54
Australia
14,45472.465.913,76173.067.4+693
Not stated
1,2636.36.59725.25.3+291

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 India, City of Moonee Valley: 2.4% Italy, City of Moonee Valley: 4.1% United Kingdom, City of Moonee Valley: 2.2% China, City of Moonee Valley: 1.6% New Zealand, City of Moonee Valley: 1.2% Vietnam, City of Moonee Valley: 2.0% Nepal, City of Moonee Valley: 0.3% Greece, City of Moonee Valley: 1.2% Sri Lanka, City of Moonee Valley: 0.5% Ireland, City of Moonee Valley: 0.4% India, Essendon: 4.2% Italy, Essendon: 2.6% United Kingdom, Essendon: 2.2% China, Essendon: 1.5% New Zealand, Essendon: 1.2% Vietnam, Essendon: 0.9% Nepal, Essendon: 0.8% Greece, Essendon: 0.8% Sri Lanka, Essendon: 0.5% Ireland, Essendon: 0.5%
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 India, Essendon: +90 Italy, Essendon: -60 United Kingdom, Essendon: -4 China, Essendon: +58 New Zealand, Essendon: +23 Vietnam, Essendon: +71 Nepal, Essendon: +110 Greece, Essendon: -1 Sri Lanka, Essendon: +3 Ireland, Essendon: +36
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 Essendon in 2016 compared to the City of Moonee Valley 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, 21.2% of the population was born overseas, and 16.7% 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 Essendon was India, where 4.2% of the population, or 831 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in India (4.2% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Italy (2.6% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (0.9% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 116 or 2.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 62 or 1.9%.

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

  • Nepal (+110 persons)
  • India (+90 persons)
  • Vietnam (+71 persons)
  • Italy (-60 persons)

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