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In 2011, 19% of people in Upper North Adelaide, 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 Upper North Adelaide. 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, Upper North Adelaide'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
Upper North Adelaide - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
3026.85.52876.76.0+15
India
1583.52.11323.11.9+26
map this data in atlas.idChina872.08.4551.33.6+32
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia741.74.71553.65.6-81
Germany
531.20.6641.50.9-11
United States of America
420.90.9370.90.7+5
South Africa
380.90.5190.40.3+19
New Zealand
380.91.1481.11.2-10
Italy
350.80.6441.00.7-9
Singapore
290.71.3320.81.1-3
Ireland
280.60.4200.50.3+8
Hong Kong
230.51.4180.40.9+5
Greece
220.50.5250.60.6-3
Canada
200.40.3170.40.4+3
Sri Lanka
200.40.5300.70.4-10
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Upper North Adelaide - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,30929.440.71,22128.633.5+88
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds84118.932.179218.624.7+49
Main English speaking countries
46810.58.742910.18.9+40
Australia
2,84864.049.82,65662.353.8+192
Not stated
2956.69.53859.012.6-90

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% India, City of Adelaide: 2.1% China, City of Adelaide: 8.4% Malaysia, City of Adelaide: 4.7% Germany, City of Adelaide: 0.6% United States of America, City of Adelaide: 0.9% South Africa, City of Adelaide: 0.5% New Zealand, City of Adelaide: 1.1% Italy, City of Adelaide: 0.6% Singapore, City of Adelaide: 1.3% United Kingdom, Upper North Adelaide: 6.8% India, Upper North Adelaide: 3.5% China, Upper North Adelaide: 2.0% Malaysia, Upper North Adelaide: 1.7% Germany, Upper North Adelaide: 1.2% United States of America, Upper North Adelaide: 0.9% South Africa, Upper North Adelaide: 0.9% New Zealand, Upper North Adelaide: 0.9% Italy, Upper North Adelaide: 0.8% Singapore, Upper North Adelaide: 0.7%
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, Upper North Adelaide: +15 India, Upper North Adelaide: +26 China, Upper North Adelaide: +32 Malaysia, Upper North Adelaide: -81 Germany, Upper North Adelaide: -11 United States of America, Upper North Adelaide: +5 South Africa, Upper North Adelaide: +19 New Zealand, Upper North Adelaide: -10 Italy, Upper North Adelaide: -9 Singapore, Upper North Adelaide: -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 Upper North Adelaide 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, 29.4% of the population was born overseas, and 18.9% 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 Upper North Adelaide was India, where 3.5% of the population, or 158 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in India (3.5% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (6.8% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (2.0% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Malaysia (1.7% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 88 or 7.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 49 or 6.2%.

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

  • Malaysia (-81 persons)

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