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In 2011, 24% of people in South East Overlay, 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 Overlay. 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 Overlay'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 Overlay - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
3417.15.53447.56.0-3
map this data in atlas.idChina2745.78.4962.13.6+178
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia1743.64.71723.75.6+2
South Korea
611.31.5701.51.3-9
India
561.22.1501.11.9+6
New Zealand
460.91.1531.21.2-8
Singapore
400.81.3230.51.1+17
United States of America
390.80.9340.70.7+5
Philippines
340.70.7140.30.2+20
Taiwan
310.60.4230.50.4+8
Hong Kong
290.61.4350.80.9-6
Saudi Arabia
260.50.900.00.0+26
Germany
260.50.6330.70.9-7
Greece
260.50.5200.40.6+6
Ireland
200.40.4140.30.3+6
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
South East Overlay - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,62333.540.71,33729.133.5+286
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,15423.932.186318.824.7+291
Main English speaking countries
4689.78.747410.38.9-6
Australia
2,63454.449.82,68158.353.8-47
Not stated
58112.09.557712.612.6+4

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% China, City of Adelaide: 8.4% Malaysia, City of Adelaide: 4.7% South Korea, City of Adelaide: 1.5% India, City of Adelaide: 2.1% New Zealand, City of Adelaide: 1.1% Singapore, City of Adelaide: 1.3% United States of America, City of Adelaide: 0.9% Philippines, City of Adelaide: 0.7% Taiwan, City of Adelaide: 0.4% United Kingdom, South East Overlay: 7.1% China, South East Overlay: 5.7% Malaysia, South East Overlay: 3.6% South Korea, South East Overlay: 1.3% India, South East Overlay: 1.2% New Zealand, South East Overlay: 0.9% Singapore, South East Overlay: 0.8% United States of America, South East Overlay: 0.8% Philippines, South East Overlay: 0.7% Taiwan, South East Overlay: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 United Kingdom, South East Overlay: -3 China, South East Overlay: +178 Malaysia, South East Overlay: +2 South Korea, South East Overlay: -9 India, South East Overlay: +6 New Zealand, South East Overlay: -8 Singapore, South East Overlay: +17 United States of America, South East Overlay: +5 Philippines, South East Overlay: +20 Taiwan, South East Overlay: +8
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 Overlay 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, 33.5% of the population was born overseas, and 23.9% 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 South East Overlay was China, where 5.7% of the population, or 274 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (7.1% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (5.7% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Malaysia (3.6% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 286 or 21.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 291 or 33.7%.

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

  • China (+178 persons)

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