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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Birthplace

In 2011, 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Mornington Peninsula Shire - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
13,7999.54.112,4579.14.4+1,342
New Zealand
1,9751.41.71,7391.31.5+236
map this data in atlas.idItaly1,0660.71.71,0150.72.0+51
map this data in atlas.idNetherlands9430.70.39800.70.4-37
map this data in atlas.idGermany8810.60.58590.60.6+22
Ireland
5970.40.34860.40.3+111
South Africa
5720.40.54020.30.5+170
Greece
5580.41.25450.41.4+13
United States of America
4880.30.44430.30.3+45
China
2910.22.31840.11.5+107
Philippines
2880.20.82230.20.7+65
India
2820.22.71940.11.4+88
Canada
2720.20.22170.20.1+55
Croatia
2590.20.42350.20.4+24
Malta
2000.10.52160.20.5-16
Malaysia
1920.11.01720.10.8+20
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
1710.10.41730.10.4-2
Poland
1680.10.41660.10.4+2
Egypt
1630.10.31490.10.3+14
Sri Lanka
1530.11.11250.10.8+28
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born26,24218.131.423,36717.128.6+2,875
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds8,5395.924.27,6235.621.6+916
Main English speaking countries
17,70312.27.215,74411.57.0+1,959
Australia
110,39576.363.3101,98774.764.5+8,408
Not stated
7,9715.55.311,1298.26.9-3,158

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, Greater Melbourne: 4.1% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Italy, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Netherlands, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Germany, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Ireland, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% South Africa, Greater Melbourne: 0.5% Greece, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% United States of America, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% China, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% United Kingdom, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 9.5% New Zealand, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 1.4% Italy, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.7% Netherlands, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.7% Germany, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.6% Ireland, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% South Africa, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% Greece, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.4% United States of America, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.3% China, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 0.2%
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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,342 New Zealand, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +236 Italy, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +51 Netherlands, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -37 Germany, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +22 Ireland, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +111 South Africa, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +170 Greece, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +13 United States of America, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +45 China, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +107
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011 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, 18.1% of the population was born overseas, and 5.9% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 31.4% and 24.2% 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 1,066 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 (9.5% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.2% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (0.2% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 2,875 or 12.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 916 or 12.0%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+1,342 persons)
  • New Zealand (+236 persons)
  • South Africa (+170 persons)
  • Ireland (+111 persons)

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