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Birthplace

In 2011, 50% of people in Bankstown, 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. 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'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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnam3,83912.56.83,10911.76.3+730
map this data in atlas.idLebanon2,2397.37.12,1828.27.1+57
China
1,6755.52.91,3014.92.4+374
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
5251.71.05352.01.0-9
New Zealand
4501.51.34241.61.4+27
Pakistan
4431.40.52440.90.3+199
India
4381.40.93441.30.7+94
Greece
4061.31.24711.81.4-64
Philippines
3711.20.82731.00.7+97
Egypt
3201.00.81960.70.7+124
Iraq
3131.00.62470.90.4+67
Bangladesh
2810.90.3640.20.1+217
Indonesia
2640.90.51470.60.4+117
Italy
2370.81.12681.01.2-30
Fiji
2360.80.62470.90.6-11
South Korea
2180.70.62090.80.6+9
Syria
2170.70.51930.70.4+24
Sierra Leone
1690.50.2920.30.1+76
United Kingdom
1610.51.31630.61.6-2
Samoa
1580.50.31260.50.3+31
Jordan
1560.50.2970.40.2+59
Hong Kong
1310.40.5910.30.5+40
Poland
1170.40.31630.60.4-46
Cyprus
1010.30.31230.50.4-22
Ghana
1000.30.1670.30.1+33
Saudi Arabia
990.30.1520.20.1+47
Malaysia
980.30.3910.30.3+7
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
880.30.2990.40.2-11
Afghanistan
870.30.2620.20.1+25
Kuwait
860.30.1750.30.1+12
Bosnia and Herzegovina
840.30.1920.30.1-9
Gaza Strip and West Bank
810.30.1680.30.1+12
Turkey
800.30.2640.20.2+16
Zimbabwe
680.20.1710.30.1-3
Thailand
600.20.2450.20.2+15
Cambodia
600.20.2510.20.2+9
Germany
600.20.3620.20.4-2
Croatia
590.20.2540.20.3+5
Mauritius
590.20.2510.20.2+8
Chile
580.20.2360.10.2+22
South Africa
530.20.2430.20.2+10
Iran
490.20.1500.20.10
Tonga
480.20.2380.10.1+10
Nepal
470.20.1200.10.0+26
Sri Lanka
450.10.2580.20.2-13
Malta
430.10.2440.20.3-1
United Arab Emirates
400.10.1150.10.0+25
Portugal
390.10.2300.10.2+9
United States of America
390.10.1300.10.1+9
Ethiopia
350.10.060.00.0+29
Taiwan
330.10.1300.10.1+3
Singapore
320.10.1210.10.1+12
Sudan
320.10.1170.10.1+15
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Bankstown - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born15,96652.137.613,43150.435.8+2,536
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds15,24649.734.512,74647.832.2+2,500
Main English speaking countries
7202.33.16852.63.6+35
Australia
11,79238.556.210,16838.156.7+1,625
Not stated
2,9059.56.23,06711.57.6-162

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% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bankstown City: 1.0% New Zealand, Bankstown City: 1.3% Pakistan, Bankstown City: 0.5% India, Bankstown City: 0.9% Greece, Bankstown City: 1.2% Philippines, Bankstown City: 0.8% Egypt, Bankstown City: 0.8% Vietnam, Bankstown: 12.5% Lebanon, Bankstown: 7.3% China, Bankstown: 5.5% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bankstown: 1.7% New Zealand, Bankstown: 1.5% Pakistan, Bankstown: 1.4% India, Bankstown: 1.4% Greece, Bankstown: 1.3% Philippines, Bankstown: 1.2% Egypt, Bankstown: 1.0%
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: +730 Lebanon, Bankstown: +57 China, Bankstown: +374 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bankstown: -9 New Zealand, Bankstown: +27 Pakistan, Bankstown: +199 India, Bankstown: +94 Greece, Bankstown: -64 Philippines, Bankstown: +97 Egypt, Bankstown: +124
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 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, 52.1% of the population was born overseas, and 49.7% 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 was Vietnam, where 12.5% of the population, or 3,839 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (12.5% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in China (5.5% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 2,535 or 18.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 2,500 or 19.6%.

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

  • Vietnam (+730 persons)
  • China (+374 persons)
  • Bangladesh (+217 persons)
  • Pakistan (+199 persons)

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