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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In 2016, 6% of people in Mornington Peninsula Shire, 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 Mornington Peninsula Shire. 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, Mornington Peninsula Shire'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
Mornington Peninsula Shire - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
13,8198.93.613,7999.54.1+20
New Zealand
2,1491.41.81,9751.41.7+174
map this data in atlas.idItaly1,1460.71.41,0660.71.7+80
map this data in atlas.idGermany9190.60.58810.60.5+38
map this data in atlas.idNetherlands9100.60.39430.70.3-33
South Africa
6840.40.55720.40.5+112
Ireland
6430.40.35970.40.3+46
Greece
5690.41.05580.41.2+11
United States of America
5260.30.44880.30.4+38
China
4170.33.52910.22.3+126
Philippines
4080.31.02880.20.8+120
India
3720.23.62820.22.7+90
Canada
2980.20.22720.20.2+26
Croatia
2520.20.32590.20.4-7
Malta
2030.10.42000.10.5+3
Thailand
1990.10.31300.10.2+69
Poland
1910.10.31680.10.4+23
Malaysia
1890.11.11920.11.0-3
Sri Lanka
1710.11.21530.11.1+18
Egypt
1680.10.31630.10.3+5
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Mornington Peninsula Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born27,58717.833.826,24218.131.4+1,345
Non-English speaking backgrounds
9,4686.127.08,5395.924.2+929
Main English speaking countries
18,11911.76.817,70312.27.2+416
Australia
116,94275.459.8110,39576.363.3+6,547
Not stated
10,4756.86.47,9715.55.3+2,504

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, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Italy, Greater Melbourne: 1.4% Germany, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Netherlands, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% South Africa, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Ireland, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Greece, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% United States of America, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% China, Greater Melbourne: 3.5% United Kingdom, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.9% New Zealand, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.4% Italy, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.7% Germany, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% Netherlands, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% South Africa, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% Ireland, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% Greece, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% United States of America, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.3% China, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +20 New Zealand, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +174 Italy, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +80 Germany, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +38 Netherlands, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -33 South Africa, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +112 Ireland, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +46 Greece, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +11 United States of America, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +38 China, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +126
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne 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, 17.8% of the population was born overseas, and 6.1% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 33.8% and 27.0% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Mornington Peninsula Shire was Italy, where 0.7% of the population, or 1,146 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Mornington Peninsula Shire and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (8.9% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.2% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (0.3% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Sri Lanka (0.1% compared to 1.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,345 or 5.1%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 929 or 10.9%.

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

  • New Zealand (+174 persons)
  • China (+126 persons)
  • Philippines (+120 persons)
  • South Africa (+112 persons)

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