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In 2011, 51% of people in Bankstown CBD, 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 CBD. 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 CBD'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 CBD - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnam1,93910.76.81,55310.26.3+386
China
1,2026.62.99666.32.4+236
map this data in atlas.idLebanon1,1666.47.11,1207.37.1+46
Pakistan
3882.10.52161.40.3+172
India
3491.90.93132.10.7+36
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2841.61.02811.81.0+3
New Zealand
2481.41.32211.41.4+27
Philippines
2381.30.81931.30.7+45
Bangladesh
2371.30.3410.30.1+197
Egypt
2301.30.81330.90.7+97
Iraq
2191.20.61921.30.4+27
Indonesia
2071.10.5950.60.4+112
Greece
1670.91.22031.31.4-36
South Korea
1630.90.61320.90.6+32
Fiji
1420.80.61631.10.6-20
Syria
1400.80.51150.80.4+25
Sierra Leone
1270.70.2690.50.1+58
Jordan
1120.60.2820.50.2+30
United Kingdom
950.51.3890.61.6+5
Saudi Arabia
880.50.1490.30.1+39
Italy
860.51.11080.71.2-23
Ghana
790.40.1560.40.1+23
Malaysia
770.40.3600.40.3+17
Bosnia and Herzegovina
720.40.1790.50.1-6
Samoa
680.40.3730.50.3-4
Poland
650.40.3990.60.4-34
Hong Kong
640.40.5560.40.5+8
Turkey
640.40.2500.30.2+13
Kuwait
570.30.1430.30.1+14
Gaza Strip and West Bank
510.30.1330.20.1+18
Chile
510.30.2320.20.2+19
Afghanistan
490.30.2430.30.1+6
Mauritius
460.30.2290.20.2+16
Nepal
430.20.1130.10.0+29
Zimbabwe
420.20.1450.30.1-3
Thailand
400.20.2300.20.2+9
Iran
390.20.1430.30.1-5
Cambodia
370.20.2210.10.2+16
South Africa
340.20.2300.20.2+4
Tonga
320.20.2210.10.1+11
United Arab Emirates
310.20.1140.10.0+17
Croatia
310.20.2270.20.3+3
Ethiopia
290.20.060.00.0+23
Germany
280.20.3270.20.4+1
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
280.20.2460.30.2-17
United States of America
270.10.1220.10.1+5
Cyprus
270.10.3490.30.4-22
Portugal
260.10.2170.10.2+9
Sri Lanka
260.10.2340.20.2-8
Romania
250.10.1240.20.1+1
Japan
250.10.1230.20.1+2
Burma (Myanmar)
250.10.1120.10.1+13
Nigeria
250.10.0210.10.0+4
Sudan
220.10.1100.10.1+12
Ecuador
210.10.030.00.0+18
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Bankstown CBD - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born9,69953.437.67,92351.935.8+1,777
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds9,28351.134.57,55149.532.2+1,732
Main English speaking countries
4162.33.13712.43.6+45
Australia
6,40335.256.25,21834.256.7+1,186
Not stated
2,06911.46.22,12313.97.6-54

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% China, Bankstown City: 2.9% Lebanon, Bankstown City: 7.1% Pakistan, Bankstown City: 0.5% India, Bankstown City: 0.9% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bankstown City: 1.0% New Zealand, Bankstown City: 1.3% Philippines, Bankstown City: 0.8% Bangladesh, Bankstown City: 0.3% Egypt, Bankstown City: 0.8% Vietnam, Bankstown CBD: 10.7% China, Bankstown CBD: 6.6% Lebanon, Bankstown CBD: 6.4% Pakistan, Bankstown CBD: 2.1% India, Bankstown CBD: 1.9% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bankstown CBD: 1.6% New Zealand, Bankstown CBD: 1.4% Philippines, Bankstown CBD: 1.3% Bangladesh, Bankstown CBD: 1.3% Egypt, Bankstown CBD: 1.3%
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 CBD: +386 China, Bankstown CBD: +236 Lebanon, Bankstown CBD: +46 Pakistan, Bankstown CBD: +172 India, Bankstown CBD: +36 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bankstown CBD: +3 New Zealand, Bankstown CBD: +27 Philippines, Bankstown CBD: +45 Bangladesh, Bankstown CBD: +197 Egypt, Bankstown CBD: +97
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 CBD 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, 53.4% of the population was born overseas, and 51.1% 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 CBD was Vietnam, where 10.7% of the population, or 1,939 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (10.7% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in China (6.6% compared to 2.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Pakistan (2.1% compared to 0.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (1.9% compared to 0.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,776 or 22.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,732 or 22.9%.

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

  • Vietnam (+386 persons)
  • China (+236 persons)
  • Bangladesh (+197 persons)
  • Pakistan (+172 persons)

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