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Bankstown City
Birthplace

In 2011, 34% of people in Bankstown City, 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 Bankstown City. 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, Bankstown City'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
Bankstown City - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idLebanon12,9937.11.312,0797.11.3+914
map this data in atlas.idVietnam12,3946.81.610,6866.31.5+1,708
China
5,2222.93.44,1712.42.6+1,051
New Zealand
2,3901.31.92,4191.42.0-29
United Kingdom
2,3631.34.12,7311.64.3-368
Greece
2,1391.20.72,3901.40.8-251
Italy
1,9481.11.02,0841.21.1-136
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1,7651.00.31,7221.00.3+43
India
1,6660.92.01,2140.71.3+452
Philippines
1,4810.81.41,1800.71.3+301
Egypt
1,4680.80.41,1630.70.4+305
Fiji
1,1400.60.79880.60.7+152
Iraq
1,0840.60.76490.40.5+435
South Korea
1,0030.60.91,0230.60.8-20
Pakistan
9880.50.35660.30.2+422
Indonesia
9860.50.66060.40.5+380
Syria
9460.50.17250.40.1+221
Hong Kong
8990.50.87970.50.9+102
Bangladesh
6270.30.42040.10.3+423
Germany
6110.30.46880.40.5-77
Cyprus
6070.30.16220.40.1-15
Poland
6030.30.37460.40.3-143
Malaysia
5240.30.64620.30.5+62
Samoa
4700.30.24290.30.2+41
Croatia
4440.20.34640.30.4-20
Malta
4320.20.34480.30.4-16
Jordan
4320.20.12760.20.1+156
Sri Lanka
4230.20.53190.20.4+104
Mauritius
4180.20.13880.20.1+30
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
3910.20.34150.20.4-24
Turkey
3860.20.33670.20.3+19
Thailand
3820.20.32590.20.3+123
Chile
3600.20.33200.20.3+40
Portugal
3230.20.22940.20.2+29
Afghanistan
3190.20.21440.10.2+175
South Africa
3190.20.82980.20.7+21
Cambodia
3020.20.23040.20.2-2
Ireland
2970.20.42990.20.3-2
Sierra Leone
2970.20.01260.10.0+171
Tonga
2850.20.12070.10.1+78
Kuwait
2540.10.01900.10.0+64
United States of America
2500.10.52150.10.4+35
Gaza Strip and West Bank
2370.10.02230.10.0+14
Sudan
2320.10.11820.10.1+50
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2320.10.22170.10.2+15
Burma (Myanmar)
2200.10.11260.10.1+94
Iran
2060.10.31330.10.3+73
Saudi Arabia
1880.10.11190.10.0+69
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Bankstown City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born68,60437.634.260,95735.831.7+7,647
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds62,89134.526.354,90432.223.9+7,987
Main English speaking countries
5,7133.17.96,0533.67.8-340
Australia
102,51556.259.996,65556.760.4+5,860
Not stated
11,2356.25.912,8767.67.9-1,641

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 Lebanon, Greater Sydney: 1.3% Vietnam, Greater Sydney: 1.6% China, Greater Sydney: 3.4% New Zealand, Greater Sydney: 1.9% United Kingdom, Greater Sydney: 4.1% Greece, Greater Sydney: 0.7% Italy, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greater Sydney: 0.3% India, Greater Sydney: 2.0% Philippines, Greater Sydney: 1.4% Lebanon, Bankstown City: 7.1% Vietnam, Bankstown City: 6.8% China, Bankstown City: 2.9% New Zealand, Bankstown City: 1.3% United Kingdom, Bankstown City: 1.3% Greece, Bankstown City: 1.2% Italy, Bankstown City: 1.1% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bankstown City: 1.0% India, Bankstown City: 0.9% Philippines, Bankstown City: 0.8%
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 Lebanon, Bankstown City: +914 Vietnam, Bankstown City: +1,708 China, Bankstown City: +1,051 New Zealand, Bankstown City: -29 United Kingdom, Bankstown City: -368 Greece, Bankstown City: -251 Italy, Bankstown City: -136 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bankstown City: +43 India, Bankstown City: +452 Philippines, Bankstown City: +301
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 Bankstown City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 37.6% of the population was born overseas, and 34.5% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 34.2% and 26.3% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Bankstown City was Lebanon, where 7.1% of the population, or 12,993 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Bankstown City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Lebanon (7.1% compared to 1.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (6.8% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (1.3% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.9% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 7,647 or 12.5%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 7,987 or 14.5%.

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

  • Vietnam (+1,708 persons)
  • China (+1,051 persons)
  • Lebanon (+914 persons)
  • India (+452 persons)

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