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In 2011, 40% of people in Sefton, 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 Sefton. 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, Sefton'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
Sefton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnam68313.36.861112.96.3+72
map this data in atlas.idLebanon3877.67.13006.37.1+87
China
1913.72.91322.82.4+59
New Zealand
761.51.3671.41.4+9
Afghanistan
611.20.2210.40.1+40
Philippines
430.80.8330.70.7+10
Poland
410.80.3370.80.4+4
United Kingdom
380.71.3651.41.6-27
Turkey
360.70.2260.50.2+10
Italy
360.71.1410.91.2-5
South Korea
320.60.6250.50.6+7
Hong Kong
310.60.5340.70.5-3
Iraq
310.60.670.10.4+25
India
300.60.9240.50.7+7
Germany
280.50.3330.70.4-5
Greece
270.51.2330.71.4-6
Cambodia
260.50.2260.50.20
Pakistan
240.50.580.20.3+16
Samoa
240.50.3220.50.3+2
Tonga
200.40.2100.20.1+10
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Sefton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born2,21943.337.61,92740.635.8+292
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds2,06640.334.51,77237.432.2+294
Main English speaking countries
1543.03.11563.33.6-2
Australia
2,65851.956.22,40350.756.7+255
Not stated
2434.76.24138.77.6-170

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% Afghanistan, Bankstown City: 0.2% Philippines, Bankstown City: 0.8% Poland, Bankstown City: 0.3% United Kingdom, Bankstown City: 1.3% Turkey, Bankstown City: 0.2% Italy, Bankstown City: 1.1% Vietnam, Sefton: 13.3% Lebanon, Sefton: 7.6% China, Sefton: 3.7% New Zealand, Sefton: 1.5% Afghanistan, Sefton: 1.2% Philippines, Sefton: 0.8% Poland, Sefton: 0.8% United Kingdom, Sefton: 0.7% Turkey, Sefton: 0.7% Italy, Sefton: 0.7%
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, Sefton: +72 Lebanon, Sefton: +87 China, Sefton: +59 New Zealand, Sefton: +9 Afghanistan, Sefton: +40 Philippines, Sefton: +10 Poland, Sefton: +4 United Kingdom, Sefton: -27 Turkey, Sefton: +10 Italy, Sefton: -5
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 Sefton 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, 43.3% of the population was born overseas, and 40.3% 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 Sefton was Vietnam, where 13.3% of the population, or 683 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (13.3% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Afghanistan (1.2% compared to 0.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 292 or 15.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 294 or 16.6%.

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

  • Lebanon (+87 persons)
  • Vietnam (+72 persons)
  • China (+59 persons)

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