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In 2011, 38% of people in Chester Hill, 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 Chester Hill. 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, Chester Hill'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
Chester Hill - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnam1,11810.16.89558.86.3+163
map this data in atlas.idLebanon7056.47.15895.57.1+116
China
3433.12.93923.62.4-50
New Zealand
1761.61.31651.51.4+11
United Kingdom
1681.51.31981.81.6-30
Italy
1151.01.11041.01.2+11
Philippines
940.90.8760.70.7+18
Iraq
890.80.6440.40.4+45
India
780.70.9810.80.7-3
Fiji
700.60.6570.50.6+13
Burma (Myanmar)
690.60.1340.30.1+35
South Korea
660.60.6880.80.6-23
Greece
620.61.2780.71.4-16
Germany
560.50.3650.60.4-10
Poland
560.50.3620.60.4-6
Turkey
560.50.2570.50.2-1
Cambodia
530.50.2680.60.2-14
Hong Kong
530.50.5520.50.5+1
Afghanistan
520.50.2100.10.1+42
Thailand
500.50.2260.20.2+24
Croatia
480.40.2560.50.3-8
Syria
460.40.5310.30.4+14
Sri Lanka
410.40.2320.30.2+9
Mauritius
400.40.2270.20.2+13
Chile
390.40.2300.30.2+9
Egypt
390.40.8350.30.7+4
Tonga
390.40.2430.40.1-4
Bosnia and Herzegovina
380.30.1110.10.1+27
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
380.30.2460.40.2-8
Portugal
360.30.2190.20.2+17
Malaysia
320.30.3430.40.3-11
Ireland
270.20.2190.20.2+8
Sudan
270.20.1220.20.1+5
Uruguay
260.20.1200.20.1+6
Jordan
260.20.2150.10.2+11
Laos
250.20.160.10.1+19
Pakistan
250.20.5250.20.30
Netherlands
240.20.1490.50.1-25
Samoa
230.20.3150.10.3+8
Cyprus
220.20.3220.20.40
Indonesia
200.20.5210.20.4-1
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Chester Hill - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,55841.337.64,16038.535.8+399
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds4,15837.734.53,74934.732.2+409
Main English speaking countries
4013.63.14113.83.6-11
Australia
6,03354.756.25,69752.756.7+336
Not stated
4374.06.29458.77.6-507

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% New Zealand, Bankstown City: 1.3% United Kingdom, Bankstown City: 1.3% Italy, Bankstown City: 1.1% Philippines, Bankstown City: 0.8% Iraq, Bankstown City: 0.6% India, Bankstown City: 0.9% Fiji, Bankstown City: 0.6% Vietnam, Chester Hill: 10.1% Lebanon, Chester Hill: 6.4% China, Chester Hill: 3.1% New Zealand, Chester Hill: 1.6% United Kingdom, Chester Hill: 1.5% Italy, Chester Hill: 1.0% Philippines, Chester Hill: 0.9% Iraq, Chester Hill: 0.8% India, Chester Hill: 0.7% Fiji, Chester Hill: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 Vietnam, Chester Hill: +163 Lebanon, Chester Hill: +116 China, Chester Hill: -50 New Zealand, Chester Hill: +11 United Kingdom, Chester Hill: -30 Italy, Chester Hill: +11 Philippines, Chester Hill: +18 Iraq, Chester Hill: +45 India, Chester Hill: -3 Fiji, Chester Hill: +13
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 Chester Hill 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, 41.3% of the population was born overseas, and 37.7% 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 Chester Hill was Vietnam, where 10.1% of the population, or 1,118 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Chester Hill and Bankstown City was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (10.1% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 398 or 9.6%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 409 or 10.9%.

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

  • Vietnam (+163 persons)
  • Lebanon (+116 persons)
  • China (-50 persons)

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