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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Birthplace

In 2011, 3% 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.

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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
3588.49.53077.99.1+51
New Zealand
611.41.4401.01.3+21
map this data in atlas.idNetherlands260.60.7280.70.7-2

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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born61414.418.154213.917.1+73
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1483.55.91473.85.6+1
Main English speaking countries
46610.912.239410.111.5+72
Australia
3,35978.576.33,07178.774.7+288
Not stated
3047.15.52897.48.2+15

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 United Kingdom, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 9.5% New Zealand, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.4% Netherlands, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.7% United Kingdom, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 8.4% New Zealand, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 1.4% Netherlands, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 United Kingdom, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +51 New Zealand, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +21 Netherlands, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -2
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 2011 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, 14.4% of the population was born overseas, and 3.5% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 18.1% and 5.9% 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 (8.4% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 72 or 13.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1 or 0.7%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+51 persons)

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