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In 2011, 14% of people in Essendon West, 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 West. 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 West'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
Essendon West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItaly362.65.0413.15.8-5
United Kingdom
221.62.3231.82.5-2
China
221.61.4181.41.3+4

Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Essendon West - 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 born24017.827.324518.626.3-5
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds18914.022.920715.722.0-18
Main English speaking countries
513.84.4382.94.2+13
Australia
1,07779.967.41,02477.766.5+54
Not stated
312.35.3503.87.2-19

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% United Kingdom, City of Moonee Valley: 2.3% China, City of Moonee Valley: 1.4% Italy, Essendon West: 2.6% United Kingdom, Essendon West: 1.6% China, Essendon West: 1.6%
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 Italy, Essendon West: -5 United Kingdom, Essendon West: -2 China, Essendon West: +4
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 Essendon West in 2011 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, 17.8% of the population was born overseas, and 14.0% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 27.3% and 22.9% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Essendon West and the City of Moonee Valley was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in Italy (2.6% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas decreased by 5 or 2.0%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 18 or 8.7%.

There were no major differences in Essendon West between 2006 and 2011.

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