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South East Overlay

Birthplace

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In 2016, 25% 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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual birthplace groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
South East Overlay - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idChina4218.813.02745.78.4+147
United Kingdom
3136.64.83417.15.5-28
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia1042.23.41733.64.7-69
India
851.82.1551.22.1+29
Hong Kong
691.42.1280.61.4+40
New Zealand
551.21.0450.91.1+10
South Korea
541.11.4611.31.5-7
United States of America
491.00.7390.80.9+10
Italy
350.70.7190.40.6+16
Philippines
330.70.6340.70.7-1
Vietnam
310.71.0160.30.6+15
Germany
270.60.4260.50.6+1
Singapore
240.51.3400.81.3-16
Sri Lanka
220.50.4120.30.5+10
Brazil
210.40.7120.20.1+9
Iran
200.40.6140.30.5+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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,65834.844.21,62233.540.7+36
Non-English speaking backgrounds
1,20125.236.51,15423.932.1+47
Main English speaking countries
4569.67.64689.78.7-12
Australia
2,62155.045.52,63354.449.8-12
Not stated
48510.210.358112.09.5-96

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Birthplace, 2016
Birthplace, 2016 China, City of Adelaide: 13.0% United Kingdom, City of Adelaide: 4.8% Malaysia, City of Adelaide: 3.4% India, City of Adelaide: 2.1% Hong Kong, City of Adelaide: 2.1% New Zealand, City of Adelaide: 1.0% South Korea, City of Adelaide: 1.4% United States of America, City of Adelaide: 0.7% Italy, City of Adelaide: 0.7% Philippines, City of Adelaide: 0.6% China, South East Overlay: 8.8% United Kingdom, South East Overlay: 6.6% Malaysia, South East Overlay: 2.2% India, South East Overlay: 1.8% Hong Kong, South East Overlay: 1.4% New Zealand, South East Overlay: 1.2% South Korea, South East Overlay: 1.1% United States of America, South East Overlay: 1.0% Italy, South East Overlay: 0.7% Philippines, South East Overlay: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 China, South East Overlay: +147 United Kingdom, South East Overlay: -28 Malaysia, South East Overlay: -69 India, South East Overlay: +29 Hong Kong, South East Overlay: +40 New Zealand, South East Overlay: +10 South Korea, South East Overlay: -7 United States of America, South East Overlay: +10 Italy, South East Overlay: +16 Philippines, South East Overlay: -1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 34.8% of the population was born overseas, and 25.2% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 44.2% and 36.5% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in South East Overlay was China, where 8.8% of the population, or 421 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 (6.6% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (8.8% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Malaysia (2.2% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 36 or 2.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 47 or 4.1%.

The largest changes in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were for those born in:

  • China (+147 persons)
  • Malaysia (-69 persons)

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