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In 2016, 10% of people in the Shire of Ashburton, 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 the Shire of Ashburton. 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, the Shire of Ashburton'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
Shire of Ashburton - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
New Zealand1,1038.53.47647.63.4+339
United Kingdom6505.06.04844.86.3+166
Philippines2822.21.2670.70.8+215
Ireland1771.40.4550.50.3+122
South Africa1441.11.1800.81.0+64
India1241.00.5430.40.3+81
United States of America770.60.3250.30.3+52
Zimbabwe600.50.4460.50.3+14
Cambodia550.40.00--0.0+55
Malaysia530.40.2160.20.1+37
China430.30.280.10.2+35
Germany390.30.4240.20.4+15
Thailand380.30.2260.30.2+12
Indonesia370.30.2310.30.1+6
Papua New Guinea360.30.1210.20.1+15
South Korea320.20.140.00.1+28
Italy260.20.3100.10.3+16
Sri Lanka250.20.150.10.1+20
Canada240.20.2150.20.1+9
Netherlands230.20.3260.30.4-3
Singapore190.10.1120.10.1+7
Zambia170.10.130.00.0+14
Iran160.10.00--0.1+16
Cook Islands150.10.080.10.0+7
Vietnam150.10.140.00.1+11
France150.10.1140.10.1+1
Samoa120.10.00--0.0+12
Brazil120.10.040.00.0+8
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)100.10.00--0.1+10
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Shire of Ashburton - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Total overseas born3,43226.417.81,94519.417.2+1,487
Non-English speaking backgrounds1,2579.76.65225.25.9+735
Main English speaking countries2,17516.711.21,42314.211.4+752
Australia7,32156.371.76,60766.174.4+714
Not stated2,24617.310.51,45014.58.4+796

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 New Zealand, Regional WA: 3.4% United Kingdom, Regional WA: 6.0% Philippines, Regional WA: 1.2% Ireland, Regional WA: 0.4% South Africa, Regional WA: 1.1% India, Regional WA: 0.5% United States of America, Regional WA: 0.3% Zimbabwe, Regional WA: 0.4% Cambodia, Regional WA: 0.0% Malaysia, Regional WA: 0.2% New Zealand, Shire of Ashburton: 8.5% United Kingdom, Shire of Ashburton: 5.0% Philippines, Shire of Ashburton: 2.2% Ireland, Shire of Ashburton: 1.4% South Africa, Shire of Ashburton: 1.1% India, Shire of Ashburton: 1.0% United States of America, Shire of Ashburton: 0.6% Zimbabwe, Shire of Ashburton: 0.5% Cambodia, Shire of Ashburton: 0.4% Malaysia, Shire of Ashburton: 0.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 New Zealand, Shire of Ashburton: +339 United Kingdom, Shire of Ashburton: +166 Philippines, Shire of Ashburton: +215 Ireland, Shire of Ashburton: +122 South Africa, Shire of Ashburton: +64 India, Shire of Ashburton: +81 United States of America, Shire of Ashburton: +52 Zimbabwe, Shire of Ashburton: +14 Cambodia, Shire of Ashburton: +55 Malaysia, Shire of Ashburton: +37
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 the Shire of Ashburton in 2016 compared to Regional WA 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, 26.4% of the population was born overseas, and 9.7% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 17.8% and 6.6% respectively for Regional WA.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the Shire of Ashburton was Philippines, where 2.2% of the population, or 282 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in the Shire of Ashburton and Regional WA were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in New Zealand (8.5% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Ireland (1.4% compared to 0.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,487 or 76.5%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 735 or 140.8%.

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

  • New Zealand (+339 persons)
  • Philippines (+215 persons)
  • United Kingdom (+166 persons)
  • Ireland (+122 persons)

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