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In 2011, 38% of people in South West 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 West 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 West 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 West Corner - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChina13810.48.4756.53.6+63
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia745.64.7484.15.6+26
United Kingdom
644.85.5655.66.0-1
India
382.92.1221.91.9+16
New Zealand
272.01.1211.81.2+6
Philippines
262.00.700.00.2+26
Singapore
251.91.3141.21.1+11
Hong Kong
211.61.4100.90.9+11
Greece
201.50.5232.00.6-3

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

Birthplace - Summary
South West Corner - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born62146.840.743237.333.5+189
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds50838.232.133228.624.7+176
Main English speaking countries
1148.68.71008.68.9+14
Australia
63347.749.855948.253.8+74
Not stated
735.59.516814.512.6-95

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% Malaysia, City of Adelaide: 4.7% United Kingdom, City of Adelaide: 5.5% India, City of Adelaide: 2.1% New Zealand, City of Adelaide: 1.1% Philippines, City of Adelaide: 0.7% Singapore, City of Adelaide: 1.3% Hong Kong, City of Adelaide: 1.4% Greece, City of Adelaide: 0.5% China, South West Corner: 10.4% Malaysia, South West Corner: 5.6% United Kingdom, South West Corner: 4.8% India, South West Corner: 2.9% New Zealand, South West Corner: 2.0% Philippines, South West Corner: 2.0% Singapore, South West Corner: 1.9% Hong Kong, South West Corner: 1.6% Greece, South West Corner: 1.5%
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, South West Corner: +63 Malaysia, South West Corner: +26 United Kingdom, South West Corner: -1 India, South West Corner: +16 New Zealand, South West Corner: +6 Philippines, South West Corner: +26 Singapore, South West Corner: +11 Hong Kong, South West Corner: +11 Greece, South West Corner: -3
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 West Corner in 2011 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, 46.8% of the population was born overseas, and 38.2% 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 South West Corner was China, where 10.4% of the population, or 138 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in China (10.4% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Philippines (2.0% compared to 0.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Greece (1.5% compared to 0.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 189 or 43.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 176 or 53.0%.

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

  • China (+63 persons)

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