Between 2006 and 2011 in Wyndham the number of people who were born overseas grew by nearly 17,000. Image source: http://www.wyndhamdiwali.org.au/
Between 2006 and 2011 in Wyndham the greatest increase in countries of birth were… +6513 +2651 +1950 +1168 +1816 United Kingdom India New Zealand China Philippines
Between 2006 and 2011 in Wyndham … …the proportion of residents born in Australia dropped from 68% to 61%... …while the proportion of residents born in non-English-speaking countries grew from 18% to 25%.
30% of Wyndham’s residents speak a language other than English at home.
As at 2011 in Wyndham the most commonly spoken languages other than English were Filipino/Tagalog ItalianMandarin HindiArabic Image source: http://www.nselam.com/2014/05/02/eritrean-refugee-plight-captured-by-werribee-artist-in-altona/
Between 2006 and 2011 in Wyndham the languages with the fastest rate of growth were Gujarati, Punjabi, Telugu, Karen and Mandarin.
As at 2011 in Wyndham there were about 7000 people who have difficulty speaking English. Image source: http://www.vgavic.org.au/about_us/our_growers_on_the_web/rita___tony_farranda.htm
Currently in Wyndham, people who arrive as skilled migrants are mostly commonly from India, followed by China, the Philippinesand the United Kingdom. Image source: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/skilling-time-migrants-wait-for-lucky-break-20100626-zb1t.html
Currently in Wyndham, Karenpeople born in Burma and Thailand represent the greatest number of people arriving as humanitarian entrants. Image source: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bushtelegraph/karen-boys-hunting-rabbits-at-werribee/4918998
There are hundreds of asylum seekers living in Wyndham, with Iran being the most common country of origin, followed by Sri Lanka. Image source: http://www.news.com.au/national/manus-island-riot-how-did-iranian-asylum-seeker-reza-berati-die/story-fncynjr2-1226839986356
Between 2006 and 2011 in Wyndham the number of people observing non-Christian religions tripled. x5 a five-fold increase in followers of Hinduism x2 This includes a doubling of people observing Islam x6 a six-fold increase in followers of the Sikh tradition x2 and a doubling of people following Buddhism Image sourced from: http://college.wfu.edu/religion/students/why-majorminor-in-religion/