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In 2011, 39% of people in North 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 North 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, North 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
North Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnam5,32611.66.84,61410.76.3+712
map this data in atlas.idLebanon3,2577.17.12,8736.77.1+384
China
1,2812.82.91,0752.52.4+207
New Zealand
6691.51.36231.41.4+46
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
5801.31.05661.31.0+14
United Kingdom
5161.11.36341.51.6-118
Italy
4140.91.14040.91.2+10
Iraq
4050.90.62070.50.4+198
Philippines
3430.70.82770.60.7+66
Fiji
3130.70.61960.50.6+117
Greece
3030.71.23180.71.4-15
India
2430.50.91770.40.7+66
Syria
2340.50.51870.40.4+47
Poland
2230.50.32530.60.4-30
Afghanistan
2160.50.2810.20.1+135
South Korea
1970.40.62220.50.6-25
Germany
1970.40.31960.50.4+1
Egypt
1900.40.81640.40.7+27
Hong Kong
1850.40.51510.30.5+34
Sri Lanka
1820.40.21130.30.2+69
Cambodia
1700.40.21600.40.2+10
Turkey
1640.40.21500.30.2+14
Indonesia
1570.30.51180.30.4+39
Pakistan
1550.30.5790.20.3+76
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
1490.30.21500.30.2-1
Samoa
1440.30.31330.30.3+11
Thailand
1410.30.2930.20.2+48
Mauritius
1350.30.21080.30.2+27
Croatia
1300.30.21610.40.3-31
Chile
1150.30.21010.20.2+14
Burma (Myanmar)
1140.20.1520.10.1+62
Cyprus
1090.20.31200.30.4-11
Jordan
980.20.2510.10.2+47
Tonga
970.20.2900.20.1+7
Malaysia
960.20.31030.20.3-7
Sierra Leone
940.20.280.00.1+86
Malta
900.20.2850.20.3+5
Sudan
880.20.1580.10.1+30
Portugal
860.20.2550.10.2+31
Iran
740.20.1420.10.1+32
Kuwait
730.20.1470.10.1+26
Bosnia and Herzegovina
720.20.1460.10.1+26
Ireland
630.10.2670.20.2-4
Uruguay
630.10.1640.10.1-1
South Africa
560.10.2440.10.2+12
Laos
550.10.1270.10.1+28
Bangladesh
520.10.3220.10.1+30
Romania
470.10.1460.10.1+1
United States of America
460.10.1490.10.1-3
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
North Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born19,19441.937.616,77138.935.8+2,423
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds17,82338.934.515,34335.632.2+2,480
Main English speaking countries
1,3713.03.11,4283.33.6-57
Australia
23,94952.356.222,74552.756.7+1,204
Not stated
2,6345.86.23,6438.47.6-1,009

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% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bankstown City: 1.0% United Kingdom, Bankstown City: 1.3% Italy, Bankstown City: 1.1% Iraq, Bankstown City: 0.6% Philippines, Bankstown City: 0.8% Fiji, Bankstown City: 0.6% Vietnam, North Ward: 11.6% Lebanon, North Ward: 7.1% China, North Ward: 2.8% New Zealand, North Ward: 1.5% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, North Ward: 1.3% United Kingdom, North Ward: 1.1% Italy, North Ward: 0.9% Iraq, North Ward: 0.9% Philippines, North Ward: 0.7% Fiji, North Ward: 0.7%
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, North Ward: +712 Lebanon, North Ward: +384 China, North Ward: +207 New Zealand, North Ward: +46 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, North Ward: +14 United Kingdom, North Ward: -118 Italy, North Ward: +10 Iraq, North Ward: +198 Philippines, North Ward: +66 Fiji, North Ward: +117
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 North 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, 41.9% of the population was born overseas, and 38.9% 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 North Ward was Vietnam, where 11.6% of the population, or 5,326 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (11.6% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 2,423 or 14.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 2,480 or 16.2%.

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

  • Vietnam (+712 persons)
  • Lebanon (+384 persons)
  • China (+207 persons)
  • Iraq (+198 persons)

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