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In 2011, 29% of people in the City of Moreland, 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 the City of Moreland. 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, the City of Moreland'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
City of Moreland - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItaly8,9586.11.79,9887.42.0-1,030
map this data in atlas.idIndia3,9182.72.71,8631.41.4+2,055
Greece
3,6922.51.24,0763.01.4-384
United Kingdom
3,3352.34.12,8892.14.4+446
Lebanon
2,7761.90.42,8382.10.4-62
map this data in atlas.idChina2,2291.52.31,9781.51.5+251
New Zealand
2,1741.51.71,6901.21.5+484
Turkey
1,8471.30.41,6441.20.4+203
Pakistan
1,4311.00.27120.50.1+719
Nepal
1,2610.90.11850.10.0+1,076
Malta
1,0080.70.51,1940.90.5-186
Sri Lanka
1,0030.71.17470.60.8+256
Vietnam
9960.71.79530.71.6+43
Malaysia
8950.61.05620.40.8+333
Philippines
8880.60.87630.60.7+125
Iraq
7540.50.37440.50.2+10
Egypt
6670.50.37060.50.3-39
Germany
6300.40.55840.40.6+46
United States of America
5480.40.43620.30.3+186
Indonesia
4850.30.44290.30.3+56
Poland
4820.30.45320.40.4-50
Bangladesh
4450.30.13160.20.1+129
Croatia
4430.30.44720.30.4-29
Cyprus
4130.30.24740.30.2-61
Ireland
4120.30.32930.20.3+119
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
3360.20.43470.30.4-11
Saudi Arabia
3210.20.11710.10.0+150
Fiji
3010.20.22780.20.2+23
Singapore
2950.20.32220.20.3+73
South Africa
2820.20.51570.10.5+125
Mauritius
2710.20.32140.20.2+57
Iran
2700.20.21950.10.1+75
Thailand
2590.20.21840.10.2+75
Japan
2560.20.21990.10.1+57
South Korea
2420.20.21330.10.2+109
Canada
2330.20.21750.10.1+58
Syria
2120.10.12040.20.0+8
Hong Kong
2080.10.42500.20.5-42
France
2010.10.11500.10.1+51
Colombia
1950.10.1780.10.0+117
Netherlands
1940.10.32090.20.4-15
Argentina
1480.10.11520.10.1-4
Spain
1480.10.11450.10.1+3
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
City of Moreland - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born49,70033.831.443,72532.228.6+5,975
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds42,71629.024.238,15928.121.6+4,557
Main English speaking countries
6,9844.77.25,5664.17.0+1,418
Australia
88,49760.163.381,74160.264.5+6,756
Not stated
9,0466.15.310,2947.66.9-1,248

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, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% India, Greater Melbourne: 2.7% Greece, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% United Kingdom, Greater Melbourne: 4.1% Lebanon, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% China, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Turkey, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Pakistan, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Nepal, Greater Melbourne: 0.1% Italy, City of Moreland: 6.1% India, City of Moreland: 2.7% Greece, City of Moreland: 2.5% United Kingdom, City of Moreland: 2.3% Lebanon, City of Moreland: 1.9% China, City of Moreland: 1.5% New Zealand, City of Moreland: 1.5% Turkey, City of Moreland: 1.3% Pakistan, City of Moreland: 1.0% Nepal, City of Moreland: 0.9%
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, City of Moreland: -1,030 India, City of Moreland: +2,055 Greece, City of Moreland: -384 United Kingdom, City of Moreland: +446 Lebanon, City of Moreland: -62 China, City of Moreland: +251 New Zealand, City of Moreland: +484 Turkey, City of Moreland: +203 Pakistan, City of Moreland: +719 Nepal, City of Moreland: +1,076
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 the City of Moreland in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 33.8% of the population was born overseas, and 29.0% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 31.4% and 24.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the City of Moreland was Italy, where 6.1% of the population, or 8,958 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in the City of Moreland and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Italy (6.1% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Lebanon (1.9% compared to 0.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Greece (2.5% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (2.3% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 5,975 or 13.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 4,557 or 11.9%.

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

  • India (+2,055 persons)
  • Nepal (+1,076 persons)
  • Italy (-1,030 persons)
  • Pakistan (+719 persons)

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