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In 2011, 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.

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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
1,2924.73.51,2424.83.5+50
New Zealand
2961.11.02551.00.9+41
map this data in atlas.idNetherlands2921.10.63371.30.6-45
map this data in atlas.idItaly2230.80.62390.90.7-16
Germany
1640.60.51610.60.5+3
South Africa
580.20.2220.10.2+36
India
570.20.4230.10.2+34
Philippines
510.20.3320.10.2+19
Ireland
500.20.2350.10.1+15
United States of America
490.20.2380.10.2+11
China
320.10.2270.10.1+5

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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born3,03611.210.62,79610.910.1+240
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,2664.75.51,1894.65.2+77
Main English speaking countries
1,7706.55.11,6076.24.9+163
Australia
22,94484.384.321,39483.184.3+1,550
Not stated
1,2334.55.01,5496.05.6-316

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, Regional VIC: 3.5% New Zealand, Regional VIC: 1.0% Netherlands, Regional VIC: 0.6% Italy, Regional VIC: 0.6% Germany, Regional VIC: 0.5% South Africa, Regional VIC: 0.2% India, Regional VIC: 0.4% Philippines, Regional VIC: 0.3% Ireland, Regional VIC: 0.2% United States of America, Regional VIC: 0.2% United Kingdom, South Gippsland Shire: 4.7% New Zealand, South Gippsland Shire: 1.1% Netherlands, South Gippsland Shire: 1.1% Italy, South Gippsland Shire: 0.8% Germany, South Gippsland Shire: 0.6% South Africa, South Gippsland Shire: 0.2% India, South Gippsland Shire: 0.2% Philippines, South Gippsland Shire: 0.2% Ireland, South Gippsland Shire: 0.2% United States of America, South Gippsland Shire: 0.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 United Kingdom, South Gippsland Shire: +50 New Zealand, South Gippsland Shire: +41 Netherlands, South Gippsland Shire: -45 Italy, South Gippsland Shire: -16 Germany, South Gippsland Shire: +3 South Africa, South Gippsland Shire: +36 India, South Gippsland Shire: +34 Philippines, South Gippsland Shire: +19 Ireland, South Gippsland Shire: +15 United States of America, South Gippsland Shire: +11
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 South Gippsland Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas, and a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 11.2% of the population was born overseas, and 4.7% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 10.6% and 5.5% respectively for Regional VIC.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in South Gippsland Shire was Netherlands, where 1.1% of the population, or 292 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 (4.7% compared to 3.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 240 or 8.6%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 77 or 6.5%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+50 persons)

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