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In 2016, 59% of people in CAD West, 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 CAD West. 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, CAD West'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
CAD West - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChina1,05127.113.051617.08.4+535
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia2987.73.435411.74.7-56
Hong Kong
2065.32.11183.91.4+88
India
932.42.1782.62.1+15
Singapore
862.21.3692.31.3+17
United Kingdom
802.14.8692.35.5+11
Vietnam
762.01.0210.70.6+55
South Korea
721.91.41053.51.5-33
Saudi Arabia
421.10.6521.70.9-9
Indonesia
371.00.4361.20.5+1
Iran
350.90.6140.50.5+21
Philippines
340.90.6210.70.7+13
Taiwan
320.80.5180.60.4+13
Sri Lanka
220.60.4170.60.5+5
New Zealand
210.61.0190.61.1+2
Oman
200.50.330.10.0+18
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
CAD West - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born2,44563.044.21,80159.240.7+643
Non-English speaking backgrounds
2,30059.336.51,68255.332.1+618
Main English speaking countries
1443.77.61193.98.7+25
Australia
99625.745.586528.449.8+132
Not stated
43611.310.337412.39.5+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 Adelaide: 13.0% Malaysia, City of Adelaide: 3.4% Hong Kong, City of Adelaide: 2.1% India, City of Adelaide: 2.1% Singapore, City of Adelaide: 1.3% United Kingdom, City of Adelaide: 4.8% Vietnam, City of Adelaide: 1.0% South Korea, City of Adelaide: 1.4% Saudi Arabia, City of Adelaide: 0.6% Indonesia, City of Adelaide: 0.4% China, CAD West: 27.1% Malaysia, CAD West: 7.7% Hong Kong, CAD West: 5.3% India, CAD West: 2.4% Singapore, CAD West: 2.2% United Kingdom, CAD West: 2.1% Vietnam, CAD West: 2.0% South Korea, CAD West: 1.9% Saudi Arabia, CAD West: 1.1% Indonesia, CAD West: 1.0%
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, CAD West: +535 Malaysia, CAD West: -56 Hong Kong, CAD West: +88 India, CAD West: +15 Singapore, CAD West: +17 United Kingdom, CAD West: +11 Vietnam, CAD West: +55 South Korea, CAD West: -33 Saudi Arabia, CAD West: -9 Indonesia, CAD West: +1
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 CAD West in 2016 compared to the City of Adelaide 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, 63.0% of the population was born overseas, and 59.3% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 44.2% and 36.5% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in CAD West was China, where 27.1% of the population, or 1,051 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in CAD West and the City of Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in China (27.1% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Malaysia (7.7% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Hong Kong (5.3% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (2.1% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 644 or 35.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 618 or 36.7%.

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

  • China (+535 persons)
  • Hong Kong (+88 persons)
  • Malaysia (-56 persons)
  • Vietnam (+55 persons)

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