Wyndham residents born in India up fivefold

0
42

THE number of Wyndham residents born in India has multiplied more than five times in as many years, the latest government statistics reveal.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the results of the 2011 census last week, which shows that almost 40 per cent of Wyndham residents were not born in Australia.When the Census was last calculated in 2006 it showed that the most common country of birth apart from Australia was England with 3941 residents or 3.5 per cent of the total population.

The number of people born in India was just 1573 or 1.4 per cent of the total population, but the latest census showed that 8094 people, or five per cent of Wyndham residents were born in India, making it the most common foreign country of birth.The number of Indian-born people calling Wyndham home is now higher than both the Victoria and Australia-wide figures, which are 2.1 per cent and 1.4 per cent of residents respectively.