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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

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In 2016, 2% of people in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers, 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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers. 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, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers'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
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
3367.48.93578.49.5-21
New Zealand
471.11.4601.41.4-13
map this data in atlas.idGermany260.60.6180.40.6+9
Ireland
150.30.4140.30.4+2
South Africa
150.30.480.20.4+7
United States of America
140.30.3160.40.3-2
map this data in atlas.idNetherlands120.30.6260.60.7-13

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

Birthplace - Summary
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born52011.517.861414.418.1-94
Non-English speaking backgrounds
882.06.11473.55.9-59
Main English speaking countries
4319.511.746610.912.2-34
Australia
3,57379.075.43,35878.576.3+214
Not stated
4319.56.83047.15.5+127

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 United Kingdom, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.9% New Zealand, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.4% Germany, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% South Africa, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% Ireland, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% United States of America, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.3% Netherlands, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% United Kingdom, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 7.4% New Zealand, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 1.1% Germany, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.6% South Africa, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.3% Ireland, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.3% United States of America, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.3% Netherlands, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 United Kingdom, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -21 New Zealand, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -13 Germany, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +9 South Africa, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +7 Ireland, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +2 United States of America, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -2 Netherlands, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -13
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire 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, 11.5% of the population was born overseas, and 2.0% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 17.8% and 6.1% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers and Mornington Peninsula Shire was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (7.4% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 94 or 15.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 59 or 40.1%.

There were no major differences in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers between 2011 and 2016.

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