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In 2011, 43% of people in Punchbowl, 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 Punchbowl. 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, Punchbowl'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
Punchbowl - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idLebanon1,40218.47.11,44219.47.1-40
map this data in atlas.idVietnam3324.46.83314.56.3+1
China
1792.42.91702.32.4+9
Greece
1612.11.21852.51.4-24
Indonesia
1141.50.5560.80.4+59
Italy
971.31.11021.41.2-6
Syria
741.00.5670.90.4+7
Bangladesh
680.90.3140.20.1+53
Pakistan
670.90.5160.20.3+51
Egypt
630.80.8610.80.7+3
New Zealand
580.81.31141.51.4-56
Fiji
370.50.6300.40.6+7
Portugal
370.50.2410.60.2-5
Iraq
360.50.6390.50.4-3
Jordan
350.50.2150.20.2+20
Gaza Strip and West Bank
340.40.1370.50.1-4
Samoa
330.40.3280.40.3+5
Sudan
330.40.1190.30.1+14
Hong Kong
320.40.5330.40.50
Philippines
320.40.8250.30.7+8
India
290.40.9180.20.7+11
South Korea
270.30.6350.50.6-9
Sierra Leone
230.30.270.10.1+17
United Kingdom
210.31.3430.61.6-22
United States of America
200.30.1120.20.1+8
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Punchbowl - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born3,39244.637.63,31044.635.8+83
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds3,27343.034.53,12042.032.2+154
Main English speaking countries
1191.63.11902.63.6-71
Australia
3,71148.856.23,52547.556.7+186
Not stated
5026.66.25877.97.6-85

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, Bankstown City: 7.1% Vietnam, Bankstown City: 6.8% China, Bankstown City: 2.9% Greece, Bankstown City: 1.2% Indonesia, Bankstown City: 0.5% Italy, Bankstown City: 1.1% Syria, Bankstown City: 0.5% Bangladesh, Bankstown City: 0.3% Pakistan, Bankstown City: 0.5% Egypt, Bankstown City: 0.8% Lebanon, Punchbowl: 18.4% Vietnam, Punchbowl: 4.4% China, Punchbowl: 2.4% Greece, Punchbowl: 2.1% Indonesia, Punchbowl: 1.5% Italy, Punchbowl: 1.3% Syria, Punchbowl: 1.0% Bangladesh, Punchbowl: 0.9% Pakistan, Punchbowl: 0.9% Egypt, Punchbowl: 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, Punchbowl: -40 Vietnam, Punchbowl: +1 China, Punchbowl: +9 Greece, Punchbowl: -24 Indonesia, Punchbowl: +59 Italy, Punchbowl: -6 Syria, Punchbowl: +7 Bangladesh, Punchbowl: +53 Pakistan, Punchbowl: +51 Egypt, Punchbowl: +3
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 Punchbowl 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, 44.6% of the population was born overseas, and 43.0% 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 Punchbowl was Lebanon, where 18.4% of the population, or 1,402 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Lebanon (18.4% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (4.4% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (0.3% compared to 1.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 82 or 2.5%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 153 or 4.9%.

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

  • Indonesia (+59 persons)
  • New Zealand (-56 persons)
  • Bangladesh (+53 persons)
  • Pakistan (+51 persons)

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