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In 2016, 5% of people in South Gippsland 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 South Gippsland 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, South Gippsland 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
South Gippsland Shire - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
1,2674.43.21,2924.73.5-25
New Zealand
3641.31.02961.11.0+68
map this data in atlas.idNetherlands2680.90.52921.10.6-24
map this data in atlas.idItaly2030.70.52230.80.6-20
Germany
1440.50.41640.60.5-20
India
1030.40.6570.20.4+46
Philippines
760.30.4510.20.3+25
Ireland
650.20.2500.20.2+15
United States of America
620.20.2490.20.2+13
South Africa
560.20.2580.20.2-2
China
470.20.3320.10.2+15
Malaysia
270.10.2220.10.1+5
Sri Lanka
270.10.1260.10.1+1
Malta
230.10.1190.10.1+4
Canada
220.10.1250.10.1-3
Austria
210.10.1230.10.1-2
Vietnam
210.10.1230.10.1-2
South Korea
180.10.040.00.0+14
Mauritius
170.10.090.00.0+8
Thailand
170.10.1110.00.1+6
Greece
170.10.1230.10.1-6
Denmark
160.10.0140.10.0+2
Japan
140.00.060.00.0+8
Croatia
130.00.2100.00.2+3
Egypt
130.00.0110.00.0+2
Poland
130.00.1180.10.1-5
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
120.00.1150.10.1-3
Romania
120.00.060.00.0+6
Switzerland
120.00.080.00.0+4
Hungary
120.00.0140.10.1-2
France
100.00.160.00.0+4
Sweden
100.00.0100.00.00
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
South Gippsland Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born3,13910.911.03,03611.210.6+103
Non-English speaking backgrounds
1,3034.56.11,2664.75.5+37
Main English speaking countries
1,8366.44.91,7706.55.1+66
Australia
22,96580.080.722,94484.384.3+21
Not stated
2,5959.08.31,2334.55.0+1,362

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, Regional VIC: 3.2% New Zealand, Regional VIC: 1.0% Netherlands, Regional VIC: 0.5% Italy, Regional VIC: 0.5% Germany, Regional VIC: 0.4% India, Regional VIC: 0.6% Philippines, Regional VIC: 0.4% Ireland, Regional VIC: 0.2% United States of America, Regional VIC: 0.2% South Africa, Regional VIC: 0.2% United Kingdom, South Gippsland Shire: 4.4% New Zealand, South Gippsland Shire: 1.3% Netherlands, South Gippsland Shire: 0.9% Italy, South Gippsland Shire: 0.7% Germany, South Gippsland Shire: 0.5% India, South Gippsland Shire: 0.4% Philippines, South Gippsland Shire: 0.3% Ireland, South Gippsland Shire: 0.2% United States of America, South Gippsland Shire: 0.2% South Africa, South Gippsland Shire: 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, South Gippsland Shire: -25 New Zealand, South Gippsland Shire: +68 Netherlands, South Gippsland Shire: -24 Italy, South Gippsland Shire: -20 Germany, South Gippsland Shire: -20 India, South Gippsland Shire: +46 Philippines, South Gippsland Shire: +25 Ireland, South Gippsland Shire: +15 United States of America, South Gippsland Shire: +13 South Africa, South Gippsland Shire: -2
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 South Gippsland Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a similar proportion of people born overseas, and a similar proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 10.9% of the population was born overseas, and 4.5% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 11.0% and 6.1% respectively for Regional VIC.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in South Gippsland Shire was Netherlands, where 0.9% of the population, or 268 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in South Gippsland Shire and Regional VIC was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (4.4% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 103 or 3.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 37 or 2.9%.

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

  • New Zealand (+68 persons)

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