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In 2011, 13% of people in Brighton, 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 Brighton. 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, Brighton'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
Brighton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
1,5247.07.31,3336.36.5+192
New Zealand
3671.71.93551.71.8+13
United States of America
2871.30.92491.20.8+39
map this data in atlas.idSouth Africa2731.21.12561.21.0+17
map this data in atlas.idChina2531.21.01300.60.6+123
Germany
2000.90.82010.90.8-1
Italy
1800.80.81870.90.8-6
Poland
1570.70.61590.70.6-2
India
1250.60.7860.40.6+38
Greece
1240.60.81300.60.9-6
Japan
1210.60.41090.50.4+13
Malaysia
1030.50.4960.50.4+8
Russian Federation
1030.50.4480.20.4+55
Ukraine
1010.50.4890.40.3+11
Ireland
840.40.5630.30.4+21
Netherlands
790.40.3550.30.4+24
Singapore
650.30.2360.20.2+30
Canada
630.30.3920.40.3-29
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
540.20.2210.10.2+33
Egypt
510.20.2310.10.2+20
Hong Kong
500.20.2640.30.2-14
South Korea
470.20.1470.20.10
Sri Lanka
470.20.3380.20.3+8
France
470.20.3550.30.2-9
Philippines
450.20.2320.10.1+13
Hungary
430.20.2380.20.2+5
Vietnam
400.20.1250.10.1+16
Israel
360.20.2490.20.2-13
Indonesia
360.20.1240.10.1+12
Thailand
330.10.1270.10.1+6
Mauritius
310.10.1250.10.1+7
Croatia
310.10.2220.10.2+9
Sweden
300.10.1310.10.1-1
Switzerland
240.10.1230.10.10
Romania
240.10.1290.10.1-5
Lebanon
240.10.1280.10.1-4
Spain
230.10.130.00.1+20
Turkey
220.10.1130.10.1+10
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Brighton - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born5,37424.524.34,71022.222.2+664
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds2,77512.712.32,36311.111.4+412
Main English speaking countries
2,59911.912.02,34711.110.8+252
Australia
15,24269.570.815,10271.171.7+140
Not stated
1,3086.04.91,4186.76.2-110

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 United Kingdom, City of Bayside: 7.3% New Zealand, City of Bayside: 1.9% United States of America, City of Bayside: 0.9% South Africa, City of Bayside: 1.1% China, City of Bayside: 1.0% Germany, City of Bayside: 0.8% Italy, City of Bayside: 0.8% Poland, City of Bayside: 0.6% India, City of Bayside: 0.7% Greece, City of Bayside: 0.8% United Kingdom, Brighton: 7.0% New Zealand, Brighton: 1.7% United States of America, Brighton: 1.3% South Africa, Brighton: 1.2% China, Brighton: 1.2% Germany, Brighton: 0.9% Italy, Brighton: 0.8% Poland, Brighton: 0.7% India, Brighton: 0.6% Greece, Brighton: 0.6%
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 United Kingdom, Brighton: +192 New Zealand, Brighton: +13 United States of America, Brighton: +39 South Africa, Brighton: +17 China, Brighton: +123 Germany, Brighton: -1 Italy, Brighton: -6 Poland, Brighton: -2 India, Brighton: +38 Greece, Brighton: -6
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in Brighton in 2011 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a similar proportion of people born overseas, as well as a similar proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 24.5% of the population was born overseas, and 12.7% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 24.3% and 12.3% respectively for City of Bayside.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Brighton was China, where 1.2% of the population, or 253 people, were born.

There were no major differences between Brighton and City of Bayside in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 664 or 14.1%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 412 or 17.4%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+192 persons)
  • China (+123 persons)
  • Russian Federation (+55 persons)

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