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In 2011, 19% of people in the City of Yarra, 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 the City of Yarra. 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, the City of Yarra'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
City of Yarra - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
3,2894.44.12,7173.94.4+572
map this data in atlas.idVietnam2,6343.61.72,6773.91.6-43
New Zealand
2,2453.01.71,7662.51.5+479
map this data in atlas.idGreece1,3051.81.21,5352.21.4-230
China
1,1931.62.31,1551.71.5+38
Italy
9411.31.71,0881.62.0-147
United States of America
5920.80.44370.60.3+155
Malaysia
5820.81.04450.60.8+137
India
5200.72.73890.61.4+131
Ireland
5030.70.32980.40.3+205
East Timor
4390.60.15040.70.1-65
Germany
3900.50.53370.50.6+53
Sudan
3490.50.22000.30.2+149
South Africa
3000.40.52540.40.5+46
Canada
2950.40.22180.30.1+77
Ethiopia
2440.30.11410.20.1+103
Hong Kong
2380.30.42140.30.5+24
Philippines
2300.30.82080.30.7+22
Japan
2230.30.22060.30.1+17
Thailand
2190.30.21900.30.2+29
France
2120.30.11480.20.1+64
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
2100.30.42100.30.40
Indonesia
1740.20.42030.30.3-29
Turkey
1700.20.42010.30.4-31
Singapore
1700.20.31460.20.3+24
Somalia
1690.20.11050.20.1+64
Croatia
1600.20.41710.20.4-11
Sri Lanka
1470.21.11240.20.8+23
Poland
1450.20.41610.20.4-16
Netherlands
1370.20.31570.20.4-20
Egypt
1360.20.31360.20.30
South Korea
1190.20.2800.10.2+39
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1070.10.41180.20.5-11
Colombia
1050.10.1260.00.0+79
Eritrea
1010.10.0680.10.0+33
Spain
930.10.11030.10.1-10
Chile
910.10.2940.10.2-3
Taiwan
840.10.1520.10.1+32
Malta
830.10.51080.20.5-25
Iran
780.10.2480.10.1+30
Lebanon
750.10.4610.10.4+14
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
City of Yarra - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born21,48629.031.419,14327.628.6+2,343
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds14,26219.224.213,45319.421.6+809
Main English speaking countries
7,2249.87.25,6908.27.0+1,534
Australia
46,59362.963.342,67761.664.5+3,916
Not stated
6,0138.15.37,51410.86.9-1,501

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% Vietnam, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% New Zealand, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% Greece, Greater Melbourne: 1.2% China, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Italy, Greater Melbourne: 1.7% United States of America, Greater Melbourne: 0.4% Malaysia, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% India, Greater Melbourne: 2.7% Ireland, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% United Kingdom, City of Yarra: 4.4% Vietnam, City of Yarra: 3.6% New Zealand, City of Yarra: 3.0% Greece, City of Yarra: 1.8% China, City of Yarra: 1.6% Italy, City of Yarra: 1.3% United States of America, City of Yarra: 0.8% Malaysia, City of Yarra: 0.8% India, City of Yarra: 0.7% Ireland, City of Yarra: 0.7%
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, City of Yarra: +572 Vietnam, City of Yarra: -43 New Zealand, City of Yarra: +479 Greece, City of Yarra: -230 China, City of Yarra: +38 Italy, City of Yarra: -147 United States of America, City of Yarra: +155 Malaysia, City of Yarra: +137 India, City of Yarra: +131 Ireland, City of Yarra: +205
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 the City of Yarra 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, 29.0% of the population was born overseas, and 19.2% 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 the City of Yarra was Vietnam, where 3.6% of the population, or 2,634 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in the City of Yarra and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (3.6% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in New Zealand (3.0% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.7% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 2,343 or 12.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 809 or 6.0%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+572 persons)
  • New Zealand (+479 persons)
  • Greece (-230 persons)
  • Ireland (+205 persons)

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