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In 2011, 16% of people in Brighton East, 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 East. 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 East'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 East - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
8515.67.37665.36.5+85
map this data in atlas.idSouth Africa3022.01.12421.71.0+60
New Zealand
2371.61.92301.61.8+7
map this data in atlas.idChina2231.51.01421.00.6+80
Italy
1671.10.81270.90.8+40
Poland
1641.10.61941.30.6-30
Greece
1451.00.81370.90.9+9
India
1320.90.71170.80.6+15
Germany
1260.80.81320.90.8-6
Israel
1050.70.2960.70.2+9
Ukraine
1000.70.4850.60.3+15
United States of America
990.70.9830.60.8+15
Russian Federation
900.60.4930.60.4-3
Malaysia
730.50.4660.50.4+7
Japan
710.50.41060.70.4-36
Canada
640.40.3550.40.3+9
Sri Lanka
610.40.3430.30.3+18
Ireland
570.40.5570.40.40
Hungary
500.30.2590.40.2-9
France
430.30.3220.20.2+21
Singapore
400.30.2420.30.2-2
Vietnam
370.30.1180.10.1+20
Hong Kong
360.20.2180.10.2+18
South Korea
330.20.1180.10.1+15
Netherlands
290.20.3490.30.4-20
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
290.20.2280.20.2+1
Mauritius
290.20.1200.10.1+9
Egypt
270.20.2280.20.2-1
Croatia
260.20.2190.10.2+6
Cyprus
260.20.1280.20.1-3
Romania
240.20.1220.20.1+2
Indonesia
230.20.1180.10.1+5
Lebanon
230.20.1190.10.1+4
Spain
200.10.160.00.1+14
Belarus
200.10.1200.10.1-1
Brazil
200.10.130.00.0+18
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Brighton East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born3,98226.424.33,67425.222.2+308
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds2,37115.712.32,23915.411.4+132
Main English speaking countries
1,61010.712.01,4349.810.8+176
Australia
10,42069.270.89,99368.671.7+427
Not stated
6664.44.99076.26.2-242

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% South Africa, City of Bayside: 1.1% New Zealand, City of Bayside: 1.9% China, City of Bayside: 1.0% Italy, City of Bayside: 0.8% Poland, City of Bayside: 0.6% Greece, City of Bayside: 0.8% India, City of Bayside: 0.7% Germany, City of Bayside: 0.8% Israel, City of Bayside: 0.2% United Kingdom, Brighton East: 5.6% South Africa, Brighton East: 2.0% New Zealand, Brighton East: 1.6% China, Brighton East: 1.5% Italy, Brighton East: 1.1% Poland, Brighton East: 1.1% Greece, Brighton East: 1.0% India, Brighton East: 0.9% Germany, Brighton East: 0.8% Israel, Brighton East: 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 United Kingdom, Brighton East: +85 South Africa, Brighton East: +60 New Zealand, Brighton East: +7 China, Brighton East: +80 Italy, Brighton East: +40 Poland, Brighton East: -30 Greece, Brighton East: +9 India, Brighton East: +15 Germany, Brighton East: -6 Israel, Brighton East: +9
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 Brighton East in 2011 compared to City of Bayside 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, 26.4% of the population was born overseas, and 15.7% 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 East was China, where 1.5% of the population, or 223 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Brighton East and City of Bayside was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (5.6% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 308 or 8.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 132 or 5.9%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+85 persons)
  • China (+80 persons)
  • South Africa (+60 persons)

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