POLISH COMMUNITY IN VICTORIA
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Did you know that during the 2016 Census, 14,706 people identified as being born in Poland, and 15,175 people identified as speaking Polish at home, 34% of all Poland-born persons in Australia lived in Victoria. Poland-born rank 31st among the overseas-born communities in Victoria. The Poland-born population decreased by 10% from the 2011 Census.The largest Poland-born populations live in the following local government authorities: Glen Eira, Casey, Brimbank, MonashGreater Dandenong at home 34% of all Poland-born persons in Australia lived in Victoria Poland-born rank 31st among the overseas-born communities in Victoria. The Poland-born population decreased by 10% from the 2011 Census. The largest Poland-born populations live in the following local government authorities: Glen Eira, Casey, Brimbank, Monash and Greater Dandenong. The Poland-born community can be described as an ageing one: 3% were aged 25 years or under, 22% were aged 26-44, 34% were aged 45-64, and 42% were 65 years and over. The median age was 61 years, compared to 37 years for total Victoria. There were only 11 children under the age of four, 55 between the age of 5-11, and 96 between 12-18 years of age. There were 56,548 persons who identified with Polish ancestry. 69% of the Poland-born speak Polish and 25% speak English only. 82% of the Poland-born arrived in Australia prior to 1996. There were 682 Poland-born who arrived in Victoria between 2011–2016.