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In 2016, 39% of people in Bundoora, 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 Bundoora. 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, Bundoora'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
Bundoora - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Whittlesea %Number%City of Whittlesea %2011 to 2016
China
1,36010.21.97266.31.3+634
India
5444.15.62612.33.4+283
map this data in atlas.idItaly3752.83.04453.94.0-70
Greece
3702.81.93623.12.6+8
map this data in atlas.idFormer Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia3412.62.83553.13.7-14
Sri Lanka
2501.91.62041.81.2+46
Malaysia
2121.60.61501.30.5+62
United Kingdom
1831.41.62071.81.9-24
Saudi Arabia
1831.40.2650.60.1+118
Vietnam
1641.21.61251.11.7+39
Philippines
1371.01.21171.01.0+20
Iran
1200.90.8410.40.2+79
New Zealand
1040.81.2740.61.0+30
Lebanon
880.70.8980.81.0-10
Croatia
820.60.3940.80.4-12
Hong Kong
780.60.2450.40.2+33
Egypt
630.50.5850.70.6-22
Pakistan
530.40.4220.20.2+31
Singapore
430.30.2470.40.2-4
South Africa
430.30.2450.40.2-2
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
420.30.3390.30.4+3
Bangladesh
410.30.1280.20.1+13
Iraq
400.31.2230.20.9+17
Malta
390.30.5490.40.7-10
Taiwan
390.30.1270.20.1+12
Thailand
290.20.2320.30.1-3
Bosnia and Herzegovina
290.20.2420.40.3-13
Cyprus
280.20.3230.20.4+5
Fiji
270.20.3360.30.4-9
Somalia
240.20.1230.20.1+1
Indonesia
220.20.2150.10.2+7
United States of America
210.20.1330.30.1-12
United Arab Emirates
210.20.1130.10.1+8
South Korea
180.10.1220.20.1-4
Turkey
180.10.4220.20.5-4
Germany
180.10.2380.30.2-20
Kenya
160.10.1120.10.1+4
Nepal
140.10.260.10.0+8
East Timor
130.10.2210.20.2-8
Afghanistan
130.10.1150.10.1-2
Albania
120.10.1160.10.1-4
Ireland
120.10.1300.30.1-18
Mauritius
110.10.2190.20.2-8
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Bundoora - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Whittlesea %Number%City of Whittlesea %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born5,51841.535.54,47838.733.6+1,040
Non-English speaking backgrounds
5,15238.832.04,07335.230.2+1,079
Main English speaking countries
3662.83.44053.53.4-39
Australia
6,95152.358.46,32454.761.7+627
Not stated
8176.16.27556.54.7+62

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 China, City of Whittlesea: 1.9% India, City of Whittlesea: 5.6% Italy, City of Whittlesea: 3.0% Greece, City of Whittlesea: 1.9% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, City of Whittlesea: 2.8% Sri Lanka, City of Whittlesea: 1.6% Malaysia, City of Whittlesea: 0.6% Saudi Arabia, City of Whittlesea: 0.2% United Kingdom, City of Whittlesea: 1.6% Vietnam, City of Whittlesea: 1.6% China, Bundoora: 10.2% India, Bundoora: 4.1% Italy, Bundoora: 2.8% Greece, Bundoora: 2.8% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bundoora: 2.6% Sri Lanka, Bundoora: 1.9% Malaysia, Bundoora: 1.6% Saudi Arabia, Bundoora: 1.4% United Kingdom, Bundoora: 1.4% Vietnam, Bundoora: 1.2%
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 China, Bundoora: +634 India, Bundoora: +283 Italy, Bundoora: -70 Greece, Bundoora: +8 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bundoora: -14 Sri Lanka, Bundoora: +46 Malaysia, Bundoora: +62 Saudi Arabia, Bundoora: +118 United Kingdom, Bundoora: -24 Vietnam, Bundoora: +39
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 Bundoora in 2016 compared to the City of Whittlesea shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas, as well as a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 41.5% of the population was born overseas, and 38.8% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 35.5% and 32.0% respectively for the City of Whittlesea.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Bundoora was China, where 10.2% of the population, or 1,360 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Bundoora and the City of Whittlesea were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in China (10.2% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Saudi Arabia (1.4% compared to 0.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malaysia (1.6% compared to 0.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (4.1% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,040 or 23.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,079 or 26.5%.

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

  • China (+634 persons)
  • India (+283 persons)
  • Saudi Arabia (+118 persons)
  • Iran (+79 persons)

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