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In 2011, 24% of people in South 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 South 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, South 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
South Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVietnam1,4103.46.81,2153.16.3+195
China
1,3813.32.91,0312.62.4+350
map this data in atlas.idLebanon9412.37.18742.27.1+67
United Kingdom
8442.01.39602.41.6-116
India
5851.40.94261.10.7+159
New Zealand
5681.41.35391.41.4+29
Greece
4731.11.24831.21.4-10
Egypt
3680.90.83170.80.7+51
Hong Kong
3670.90.52840.70.5+83
Philippines
3410.80.82630.70.7+78
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
3050.71.02300.61.0+75
Italy
2630.61.12710.71.2-8
Indonesia
2060.50.51120.30.4+94
Fiji
1830.40.61900.50.6-7
Germany
1400.30.31450.40.4-5
Malta
1380.30.21120.30.3+26
Malaysia
1350.30.31240.30.3+11
Ireland
1260.30.21410.40.2-15
Mauritius
1110.30.2820.20.2+29
South Korea
1070.30.6980.20.6+9
Croatia
1030.20.2780.20.3+25
South Africa
1020.20.21100.30.2-8
Cyprus
1000.20.31050.30.4-5
Iraq
830.20.6400.10.4+43
Chile
810.20.2800.20.2+1
Thailand
800.20.2640.20.2+16
Poland
800.20.3900.20.4-10
United States of America
780.20.1660.20.1+12
Sri Lanka
730.20.2550.10.2+18
Pakistan
700.20.5810.20.3-11
Samoa
660.20.3340.10.3+32
Netherlands
650.20.1810.20.1-16
Singapore
620.10.1330.10.1+29
Turkey
620.10.2410.10.2+21
Syria
550.10.5520.10.4+3
Nepal
540.10.160.00.0+48
Portugal
520.10.2390.10.2+13
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
520.10.2440.10.2+8
Japan
480.10.1240.10.1+24
Bosnia and Herzegovina
460.10.1580.10.1-12
Hungary
450.10.1300.10.1+15
Peru
450.10.1290.10.1+16
Bangladesh
440.10.3240.10.1+20
Argentina
430.10.1360.10.1+7
Spain
420.10.1350.10.1+7
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
South Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born11,54727.737.610,09725.735.8+1,450
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds9,80423.534.58,25621.032.2+1,548
Main English speaking countries
1,7434.23.11,8414.73.6-98
Australia
27,84366.856.226,80468.256.7+1,039
Not stated
2,3005.56.22,4306.27.6-130

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% China, Bankstown City: 2.9% Lebanon, Bankstown City: 7.1% United Kingdom, Bankstown City: 1.3% India, Bankstown City: 0.9% New Zealand, Bankstown City: 1.3% Greece, Bankstown City: 1.2% Egypt, Bankstown City: 0.8% Hong Kong, Bankstown City: 0.5% Philippines, Bankstown City: 0.8% Vietnam, South Ward: 3.4% China, South Ward: 3.3% Lebanon, South Ward: 2.3% United Kingdom, South Ward: 2.0% India, South Ward: 1.4% New Zealand, South Ward: 1.4% Greece, South Ward: 1.1% Egypt, South Ward: 0.9% Hong Kong, South Ward: 0.9% Philippines, South Ward: 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 Vietnam, South Ward: +195 China, South Ward: +350 Lebanon, South Ward: +67 United Kingdom, South Ward: -116 India, South Ward: +159 New Zealand, South Ward: +29 Greece, South Ward: -10 Egypt, South Ward: +51 Hong Kong, South Ward: +83 Philippines, South Ward: +78
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 South Ward in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, as well as a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 27.7% of the population was born overseas, and 23.5% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 37.6% and 34.5% respectively for Bankstown City.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people born in Lebanon (2.3% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (3.4% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,450 or 14.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,548 or 18.8%.

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

  • China (+350 persons)
  • Vietnam (+195 persons)
  • India (+159 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-116 persons)

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