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Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie

Birthplace

In 2011, 5% of people in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie, 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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie. 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, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie'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
Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
2686.69.52856.49.1-17
map this data in atlas.idItaly561.40.7511.20.7+5
New Zealand
380.91.4471.11.3-9

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

Birthplace - Summary
Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born55513.718.156212.717.1-7
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds2085.15.91954.45.6+13
Main English speaking countries
3478.512.23678.311.5-20
Australia
3,24779.976.33,34375.574.7-96
Not stated
2626.45.552411.88.2-262

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% Italy, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.7% New Zealand, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.4% United Kingdom, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 6.6% Italy, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 1.4% New Zealand, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: 0.9%
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, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -17 Italy, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: +5 New Zealand, Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie: -9
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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie 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, 13.7% of the population was born overseas, and 5.1% 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 Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie and Mornington Peninsula Shire was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (6.6% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas decreased by 7 or 1.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 13 or 6.7%.

There were no major differences in Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie between 2006 and 2011.

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