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In 2011, 44% of people in East Ward, 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 East Ward. 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, East Ward'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
East Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idLebanon6,62112.17.16,42912.87.1+192
map this data in atlas.idVietnam3,6996.76.83,1466.36.3+554
China
1,9293.52.91,5743.12.4+355
Greece
7751.41.29431.91.4-167
Pakistan
6841.20.53420.70.3+341
Italy
6411.21.17121.41.2-71
New Zealand
6331.21.36721.31.4-39
South Korea
5801.10.66251.20.6-45
Egypt
5431.00.84090.80.7+134
India
5170.90.93750.70.7+142
Philippines
5030.90.84310.90.7+72
Indonesia
4940.90.53030.60.4+191
Bangladesh
4870.90.31410.30.1+346
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
4680.91.04801.01.0-13
Syria
4600.80.54030.80.4+56
Fiji
4330.80.63950.80.6+38
Iraq
4320.80.63010.60.4+131
United Kingdom
3130.61.33790.81.6-66
Jordan
2600.50.21580.30.2+102
Hong Kong
2290.40.51990.40.5+30
Cyprus
2200.40.32520.50.4-32
Samoa
1910.30.31890.40.3+2
Poland
1720.30.32210.40.4-49
Sierra Leone
1700.30.2860.20.1+84
Gaza Strip and West Bank
1670.30.11390.30.1+28
Malaysia
1640.30.31410.30.3+23
Sri Lanka
1530.30.21390.30.2+14
Portugal
1510.30.21410.30.2+9
Kuwait
1320.20.11130.20.1+19
Turkey
1200.20.21070.20.2+13
Germany
1190.20.31180.20.4+1
Saudi Arabia
1160.20.1800.20.1+36
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
1140.20.21230.20.2-9
Ghana
1130.20.1750.10.1+38
Tonga
1070.20.2860.20.1+21
Mauritius
990.20.2930.20.2+6
South Africa
890.20.2700.10.2+19
Thailand
860.20.2570.10.2+29
Bosnia and Herzegovina
850.20.11030.20.1-18
Croatia
840.20.21110.20.3-27
Malta
760.10.21150.20.3-39
United States of America
760.10.1570.10.1+19
Sudan
760.10.1460.10.1+30
Chile
730.10.2520.10.2+21
Afghanistan
640.10.2570.10.1+7
Iran
600.10.1520.10.1+8
Cambodia
570.10.2610.10.2-4
Singapore
550.10.1460.10.1+9
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
East Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born25,36746.337.622,71945.335.8+2,648
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds24,19444.134.521,45942.832.2+2,735
Main English speaking countries
1,1732.13.11,2602.53.6-87
Australia
25,44446.456.222,92045.756.7+2,524
Not stated
4,0057.36.24,4848.97.6-479

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% Pakistan, Bankstown City: 0.5% Italy, Bankstown City: 1.1% New Zealand, Bankstown City: 1.3% South Korea, Bankstown City: 0.6% Egypt, Bankstown City: 0.8% India, Bankstown City: 0.9% Lebanon, East Ward: 12.1% Vietnam, East Ward: 6.7% China, East Ward: 3.5% Greece, East Ward: 1.4% Pakistan, East Ward: 1.2% Italy, East Ward: 1.2% New Zealand, East Ward: 1.2% South Korea, East Ward: 1.1% Egypt, East Ward: 1.0% India, East Ward: 0.9%
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, East Ward: +192 Vietnam, East Ward: +554 China, East Ward: +355 Greece, East Ward: -167 Pakistan, East Ward: +341 Italy, East Ward: -71 New Zealand, East Ward: -39 South Korea, East Ward: -45 Egypt, East Ward: +134 India, East Ward: +142
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 East Ward 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, 46.3% of the population was born overseas, and 44.1% 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 East Ward was Lebanon, where 12.1% of the population, or 6,621 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in East Ward and Bankstown City was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Lebanon (12.1% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 2,648 or 11.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 2,735 or 12.7%.

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

  • Vietnam (+554 persons)
  • China (+355 persons)
  • Bangladesh (+346 persons)
  • Pakistan (+341 persons)

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