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In 2011, 48% of people in Bankstown Balance, 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 Balance. 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 Balance'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 Balance - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnam1,85215.06.81,55613.66.3+295
map this data in atlas.idLebanon1,0668.77.11,0649.37.1+2
China
4643.82.93362.92.4+128
Greece
2351.91.22682.31.4-33
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2301.91.02542.21.0-23
New Zealand
2021.61.32031.81.4-1
Italy
1501.21.11601.41.2-10
Philippines
1301.10.8810.70.7+50
Iraq
970.80.6550.50.4+42
Fiji
930.80.6850.70.6+9
India
890.70.9310.30.7+58
Samoa
890.70.3540.50.3+36
Egypt
850.70.8630.60.7+22
Syria
790.60.5790.70.40
Cyprus
690.60.3750.70.4-5
Hong Kong
670.50.5350.30.5+32
United Kingdom
640.51.3740.61.6-10
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
590.50.2530.50.2+6
Indonesia
580.50.5520.50.4+6
Poland
530.40.3640.60.4-11
South Korea
530.40.6770.70.6-24
Pakistan
530.40.5280.20.3+25
Jordan
430.40.2150.10.2+28
Bangladesh
420.30.3240.20.1+18
Sierra Leone
420.30.2230.20.1+19
Afghanistan
380.30.2190.20.1+19
Germany
330.30.3350.30.4-2
Kuwait
300.20.1320.30.1-2
Gaza Strip and West Bank
300.20.1360.30.1-6
Croatia
280.20.2270.20.3+2
Malta
270.20.2290.30.3-1
Zimbabwe
260.20.1260.20.10
Cambodia
230.20.2310.30.2-7
Taiwan
230.20.1120.10.1+11
Ghana
210.20.1110.10.1+10
Malaysia
210.20.3310.30.3-10
Thailand
200.20.2140.10.2+6
South Africa
200.20.2130.10.2+7
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Bankstown Balance - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born6,16850.137.65,51448.335.8+655
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds5,86747.734.55,20045.632.2+667
Main English speaking countries
3012.43.13142.73.6-13
Australia
5,31443.256.24,95443.456.7+360
Not stated
8266.76.29458.37.6-119

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 Vietnam, Bankstown City: 6.8% Lebanon, Bankstown City: 7.1% China, Bankstown City: 2.9% Greece, Bankstown City: 1.2% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bankstown City: 1.0% New Zealand, Bankstown City: 1.3% Italy, Bankstown City: 1.1% Philippines, Bankstown City: 0.8% Iraq, Bankstown City: 0.6% Fiji, Bankstown City: 0.6% Vietnam, Bankstown Balance: 15.0% Lebanon, Bankstown Balance: 8.7% China, Bankstown Balance: 3.8% Greece, Bankstown Balance: 1.9% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bankstown Balance: 1.9% New Zealand, Bankstown Balance: 1.6% Italy, Bankstown Balance: 1.2% Philippines, Bankstown Balance: 1.1% Iraq, Bankstown Balance: 0.8% Fiji, Bankstown Balance: 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 Vietnam, Bankstown Balance: +295 Lebanon, Bankstown Balance: +2 China, Bankstown Balance: +128 Greece, Bankstown Balance: -33 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bankstown Balance: -23 New Zealand, Bankstown Balance: -1 Italy, Bankstown Balance: -10 Philippines, Bankstown Balance: +50 Iraq, Bankstown Balance: +42 Fiji, Bankstown Balance: +9
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 Balance in 2011 compared to Bankstown City 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, 50.1% of the population was born overseas, and 47.7% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 37.6% and 34.5% respectively for Bankstown City.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Bankstown Balance was Vietnam, where 15.0% of the population, or 1,852 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (15.0% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Lebanon (8.7% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 654 or 11.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 667 or 12.8%.

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

  • Vietnam (+295 persons)
  • China (+128 persons)
  • India (+58 persons)
  • Philippines (+50 persons)

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