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In 2016, 2% of people in Somerville, 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 Somerville. 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, Somerville'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
Somerville - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
9478.68.91,0359.59.5-88
New Zealand
1361.21.41291.21.4+6
map this data in atlas.idNetherlands570.50.6620.60.7-6
map this data in atlas.idGermany470.40.6620.60.6-15
Philippines
380.40.3130.10.2+25
South Africa
330.30.4450.40.4-12
Ireland
200.20.4230.20.4-3

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

Birthplace - Summary
Somerville - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,41812.917.81,69515.518.1-277
Non-English speaking backgrounds
2692.46.14323.95.9-163
Main English speaking countries
1,14910.411.71,26311.512.2-114
Australia
8,93781.275.48,90081.276.3+36
Not stated
6525.96.83623.35.5+290

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% Netherlands, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% Germany, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% Philippines, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.3% South Africa, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% Ireland, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% United Kingdom, Somerville: 8.6% New Zealand, Somerville: 1.2% Netherlands, Somerville: 0.5% Germany, Somerville: 0.4% Philippines, Somerville: 0.4% South Africa, Somerville: 0.3% Ireland, Somerville: 0.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 United Kingdom, Somerville: -88 New Zealand, Somerville: +6 Netherlands, Somerville: -6 Germany, Somerville: -15 Philippines, Somerville: +25 South Africa, Somerville: -12 Ireland, Somerville: -3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Somerville 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, 12.9% of the population was born overseas, and 2.4% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 17.8% and 6.1% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

There were no major differences between Somerville and Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 277 or 16.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 163 or 37.7%.

The largest change in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 was for those born in:

  • United Kingdom (-88 persons)

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