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In 2011, 2% of people in Broken Hill City, 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 Broken Hill City. 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, Broken Hill City'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
Broken Hill City - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom2311.23.72721.43.7-41
New Zealand1030.61.1840.41.1+19
Italy590.30.4810.40.4-22
Philippines510.30.3350.20.2+16
India480.30.3200.10.2+28
Germany450.20.5380.20.5+7
Malta260.10.1370.20.1-11
Greece210.10.1200.10.1+1

Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Broken Hill City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Total overseas born8334.510.88604.410.3-27
Non-English speaking backgrounds4592.55.24502.34.9+9
Main English speaking countries3742.05.64102.15.4-36
Australia16,35188.383.816,84487.083.7-493
Not stated1,3347.25.41,6628.66.0-328

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, Regional NSW: 3.7% New Zealand, Regional NSW: 1.1% Italy, Regional NSW: 0.4% Philippines, Regional NSW: 0.3% India, Regional NSW: 0.3% Germany, Regional NSW: 0.5% Malta, Regional NSW: 0.1% Greece, Regional NSW: 0.1% United Kingdom, Broken Hill City: 1.2% New Zealand, Broken Hill City: 0.6% Italy, Broken Hill City: 0.3% Philippines, Broken Hill City: 0.3% India, Broken Hill City: 0.3% Germany, Broken Hill City: 0.2% Malta, Broken Hill City: 0.1% Greece, Broken Hill City: 0.1%
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, Broken Hill City: -41 New Zealand, Broken Hill City: +19 Italy, Broken Hill City: -22 Philippines, Broken Hill City: +16 India, Broken Hill City: +28 Germany, Broken Hill City: +7 Malta, Broken Hill City: -11 Greece, Broken Hill City: +1
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 Broken Hill City in 2011 compared to Regional NSW 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, 4.5% of the population was born overseas, and 2.5% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 10.8% and 5.2% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Broken Hill City and Regional NSW was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (1.2% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas decreased by 27 or 3.1%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 9 or 2.0%.

There were no major differences in Broken Hill City between 2006 and 2011.

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