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In 2011, 22% of people in South East Corner, 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 South East Corner. 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, South East Corner'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
South East Corner - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
2657.55.52637.96.0+2
map this data in atlas.idChina1444.18.4591.83.6+85
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia1444.14.71063.25.6+38
India
451.32.1331.01.9+12
United States of America
330.90.9310.90.7+2
New Zealand
310.91.1361.11.2-5
South Korea
310.91.5491.51.3-18
Singapore
250.71.3200.61.1+5
Saudi Arabia
230.70.900.00.0+23
Ireland
200.60.4110.30.3+9

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

Birthplace - Summary
South East Corner - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,12231.840.792827.933.5+194
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds75921.532.156817.124.7+191
Main English speaking countries
36310.38.736010.88.9+3
Australia
1,93354.849.81,98059.553.8-47
Not stated
47113.49.542112.612.6+50

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 United Kingdom, City of Adelaide: 5.5% Malaysia, City of Adelaide: 4.7% China, City of Adelaide: 8.4% India, City of Adelaide: 2.1% United States of America, City of Adelaide: 0.9% South Korea, City of Adelaide: 1.5% New Zealand, City of Adelaide: 1.1% Singapore, City of Adelaide: 1.3% Saudi Arabia, City of Adelaide: 0.9% Ireland, City of Adelaide: 0.4% United Kingdom, South East Corner: 7.5% Malaysia, South East Corner: 4.1% China, South East Corner: 4.1% India, South East Corner: 1.3% United States of America, South East Corner: 0.9% South Korea, South East Corner: 0.9% New Zealand, South East Corner: 0.9% Singapore, South East Corner: 0.7% Saudi Arabia, South East Corner: 0.7% Ireland, South East Corner: 0.6%
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 United Kingdom, South East Corner: +2 Malaysia, South East Corner: +38 China, South East Corner: +85 India, South East Corner: +12 United States of America, South East Corner: +2 South Korea, South East Corner: -18 New Zealand, South East Corner: -5 Singapore, South East Corner: +5 Saudi Arabia, South East Corner: +23 Ireland, South East Corner: +9
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 South East Corner in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, as well as a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 31.8% of the population was born overseas, and 21.5% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 40.7% and 32.1% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (7.5% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (4.1% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 194 or 20.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 191 or 33.6%.

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

  • China (+85 persons)

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