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In 2011, 36% of people in South West 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 West 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 West 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 West Overlay - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChina27811.68.41476.93.6+131
United Kingdom
1265.35.51075.06.0+19
map this data in atlas.idMalaysia1124.74.71356.35.6-23
South Korea
451.91.5180.81.3+27
India
421.72.1251.21.9+17
New Zealand
411.71.1361.71.2+5
Hong Kong
361.51.4180.80.9+18
Philippines
331.40.730.10.2+30
Singapore
291.21.3140.71.1+15
Greece
261.10.5261.20.60
United States of America
220.90.9120.60.7+10

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

Birthplace - Summary
South West Overlay - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,08345.140.778436.633.5+299
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds86536.032.160628.324.7+259
Main English speaking countries
2189.18.71788.38.9+40
Australia
1,15748.249.81,01347.253.8+144
Not stated
1616.79.534816.212.6-187

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% United Kingdom, City of Adelaide: 5.5% 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% Hong Kong, City of Adelaide: 1.4% Philippines, City of Adelaide: 0.7% Singapore, City of Adelaide: 1.3% Greece, City of Adelaide: 0.5% China, South West Overlay: 11.6% United Kingdom, South West Overlay: 5.3% Malaysia, South West Overlay: 4.7% South Korea, South West Overlay: 1.9% India, South West Overlay: 1.7% New Zealand, South West Overlay: 1.7% Hong Kong, South West Overlay: 1.5% Philippines, South West Overlay: 1.4% Singapore, South West Overlay: 1.2% Greece, South West Overlay: 1.1%
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 Overlay: +131 United Kingdom, South West Overlay: +19 Malaysia, South West Overlay: -23 South Korea, South West Overlay: +27 India, South West Overlay: +17 New Zealand, South West Overlay: +5 Hong Kong, South West Overlay: +18 Philippines, South West Overlay: +30 Singapore, South West Overlay: +15 Greece, South West Overlay: 0
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 Overlay 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, 45.1% of the population was born overseas, and 36.0% 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 Overlay was China, where 11.6% of the population, or 278 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in South West Overlay and the City of Adelaide was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in China (11.6% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 299 or 38.1%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 259 or 42.7%.

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

  • China (+131 persons)

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