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In 2011, 5% of people in Mount Martha, 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 Mount Martha. 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, Mount Martha'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
Mount Martha - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
2,06112.19.51,50210.29.1+559
New Zealand
2541.51.41981.31.3+56
map this data in atlas.idGermany1350.80.6950.60.6+40
map this data in atlas.idItaly1090.60.7820.60.7+27
map this data in atlas.idNetherlands1050.60.7890.60.7+16
Ireland
850.50.4630.40.4+22
South Africa
850.50.4560.40.3+29
United States of America
630.40.3640.40.3-1
Greece
460.30.4520.40.4-6
Sri Lanka
320.20.1130.10.1+19
India
260.20.2300.20.1-4
Sweden
250.10.1200.10.0+5
China
230.10.240.00.1+19
Poland
220.10.1150.10.1+7
Philippines
200.10.280.10.2+12
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Mount Martha - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born3,49820.518.12,65318.017.1+845
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds9315.55.97375.05.6+194
Main English speaking countries
2,56715.012.21,91613.011.5+651
Australia
12,80775.076.311,21776.374.7+1,590
Not stated
7694.55.58305.68.2-61

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% Germany, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% Italy, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.7% Netherlands, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.7% South Africa, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% Ireland, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% United States of America, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.3% Greece, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% Sri Lanka, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.1% United Kingdom, Mount Martha: 12.1% New Zealand, Mount Martha: 1.5% Germany, Mount Martha: 0.8% Italy, Mount Martha: 0.6% Netherlands, Mount Martha: 0.6% South Africa, Mount Martha: 0.5% Ireland, Mount Martha: 0.5% United States of America, Mount Martha: 0.4% Greece, Mount Martha: 0.3% Sri Lanka, Mount Martha: 0.2%
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, Mount Martha: +559 New Zealand, Mount Martha: +56 Germany, Mount Martha: +40 Italy, Mount Martha: +27 Netherlands, Mount Martha: +16 South Africa, Mount Martha: +29 Ireland, Mount Martha: +22 United States of America, Mount Martha: -1 Greece, Mount Martha: -6 Sri Lanka, Mount Martha: +19
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 Mount Martha in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas, and a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 20.5% of the population was born overseas, and 5.5% 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 Mount Martha and Mornington Peninsula Shire was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (12.1% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 845 or 31.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 194 or 26.3%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+559 persons)
  • New Zealand (+56 persons)

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