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In 2011, 9% of people in Southern 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 Southern 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, Southern 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
Southern Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
2,2908.87.31,9667.96.5+324
New Zealand
5162.01.94561.81.8+60
map this data in atlas.idSouth Africa2851.11.12280.91.0+57
United States of America
2440.90.91960.80.8+48
Germany
2250.90.82120.80.8+13
Italy
1560.60.81520.60.8+4
Ireland
1370.50.51180.50.4+19
map this data in atlas.idChina1360.51.0910.40.6+46
Greece
1220.50.81110.40.9+11
Netherlands
1200.50.31050.40.4+15
India
1140.40.7910.40.6+23
Canada
840.30.3610.20.3+23
Poland
720.30.6600.20.6+12
Malaysia
700.30.4870.30.4-17
Japan
640.20.4640.30.40
Singapore
640.20.2360.10.2+28
France
600.20.3430.20.2+17
Thailand
600.20.1220.10.1+38
Egypt
510.20.2400.20.2+11
Hungary
460.20.2370.10.2+9
Sri Lanka
420.20.3410.20.3+1
Croatia
420.20.2410.20.2+1
Zimbabwe
320.10.1160.10.1+16
Russian Federation
320.10.4380.20.4-6
Ukraine
320.10.4220.10.3+10
Hong Kong
310.10.2480.20.2-17
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
300.10.2410.20.2-11
Sweden
300.10.1200.10.1+10
Austria
300.10.1290.10.2+2
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Southern Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born5,86122.524.35,09520.422.2+766
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds2,3048.812.32,0708.311.4+234
Main English speaking countries
3,55713.712.03,02512.110.8+532
Australia
19,18873.770.818,50474.271.7+683
Not stated
1,0013.84.91,3465.46.2-345

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% South Africa, City of Bayside: 1.1% United States of America, City of Bayside: 0.9% Germany, City of Bayside: 0.8% Italy, City of Bayside: 0.8% Ireland, City of Bayside: 0.5% China, City of Bayside: 1.0% Greece, City of Bayside: 0.8% Netherlands, City of Bayside: 0.3% United Kingdom, Southern Ward: 8.8% New Zealand, Southern Ward: 2.0% South Africa, Southern Ward: 1.1% United States of America, Southern Ward: 0.9% Germany, Southern Ward: 0.9% Italy, Southern Ward: 0.6% Ireland, Southern Ward: 0.5% China, Southern Ward: 0.5% Greece, Southern Ward: 0.5% Netherlands, Southern Ward: 0.5%
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, Southern Ward: +324 New Zealand, Southern Ward: +60 South Africa, Southern Ward: +57 United States of America, Southern Ward: +48 Germany, Southern Ward: +13 Italy, Southern Ward: +4 Ireland, Southern Ward: +19 China, Southern Ward: +46 Greece, Southern Ward: +11 Netherlands, Southern Ward: +15
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 Southern Ward in 2011 compared to City of Bayside 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, 22.5% of the population was born overseas, and 8.8% 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 Southern Ward was Germany, where 0.9% of the population, or 225 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Southern Ward and City of Bayside was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (8.8% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 766 or 15.0%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 234 or 11.3%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+324 persons)
  • New Zealand (+60 persons)
  • South Africa (+57 persons)

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