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In 2011, 32% of people in City South, 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 City South. 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, City South'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 South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChina27011.38.41094.83.6+161
United Kingdom
1395.85.51235.56.0+16
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia672.84.71536.85.6-86
South Korea
572.41.5261.21.3+31
New Zealand
291.21.1321.41.2-4
Hong Kong
281.21.4200.90.9+8
Philippines
231.00.7100.40.2+13
Vietnam
220.90.6200.90.3+2

Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
City South - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born96340.440.776133.833.5+202
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds75231.532.156925.324.7+183
Main English speaking countries
2108.88.71928.58.9+18
Australia
1,22451.349.81,15551.353.8+69
Not stated
1988.39.533614.912.6-138

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 China, City of Adelaide: 8.4% United Kingdom, City of Adelaide: 5.5% Malaysia, City of Adelaide: 4.7% South Korea, City of Adelaide: 1.5% New Zealand, City of Adelaide: 1.1% Hong Kong, City of Adelaide: 1.4% Philippines, City of Adelaide: 0.7% Vietnam, City of Adelaide: 0.6% China, City South: 11.3% United Kingdom, City South: 5.8% Malaysia, City South: 2.8% South Korea, City South: 2.4% New Zealand, City South: 1.2% Hong Kong, City South: 1.2% Philippines, City South: 1.0% Vietnam, City South: 0.9%
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 China, City South: +161 United Kingdom, City South: +16 Malaysia, City South: -86 South Korea, City South: +31 New Zealand, City South: -4 Hong Kong, City South: +8 Philippines, City South: +13 Vietnam, City South: +2
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 City South in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a similar proportion of people born overseas, and a similar proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 40.4% of the population was born overseas, and 31.5% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 40.7% and 32.1% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in City South was China, where 11.3% of the population, or 270 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in China (11.3% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Malaysia (2.8% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 202 or 26.5%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 183 or 32.2%.

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

  • China (+161 persons)
  • Malaysia (-86 persons)

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