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Camden Council area

Birthplace

In 2011, 8% of people in Camden Council area, 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 Camden Council area. 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, Camden Council area'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
Camden Council area - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
2,8865.14.12,7375.54.3+149
New Zealand
6471.11.95051.02.0+142
map this data in atlas.idItaly4840.91.04300.91.1+54
map this data in atlas.idChina2620.53.42370.52.6+25
Philippines
2600.51.42120.41.3+48
South Africa
2430.40.81750.40.7+68
Malta
2380.40.32240.50.4+14
Germany
2340.40.42150.40.5+19
India
2100.42.01230.21.3+87
Ireland
2040.40.41760.40.3+28
Fiji
1980.30.71350.30.7+63
Lebanon
1690.31.31450.31.3+24
Chile
1670.30.31330.30.3+34
Netherlands
1460.30.21280.30.3+18
Croatia
1400.20.31300.30.4+10
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
1330.20.31360.30.4-3
United States of America
1170.20.5940.20.4+23
Uruguay
1050.20.1890.20.2+16
Poland
1010.20.3710.10.3+30
Thailand
890.20.3360.10.3+53
Mauritius
820.10.1700.10.1+12
Egypt
790.10.4540.10.4+25
Canada
710.10.2520.10.2+19
Argentina
700.10.1450.10.1+25
Zimbabwe
670.10.1350.10.1+32
Malaysia
610.10.6560.10.5+5
Sri Lanka
590.10.5520.10.4+7
Pakistan
570.10.3240.00.2+33
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Camden Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born8,98715.834.27,66415.431.7+1,323
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds4,8198.526.33,9257.923.9+894
Main English speaking countries
4,1687.37.93,7397.57.8+429
Australia
45,51080.259.939,60879.860.4+5,902
Not stated
2,2223.95.92,3734.87.9-151

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, Greater Sydney: 4.1% New Zealand, Greater Sydney: 1.9% Italy, Greater Sydney: 1.0% China, Greater Sydney: 3.4% Philippines, Greater Sydney: 1.4% South Africa, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Malta, Greater Sydney: 0.3% Germany, Greater Sydney: 0.4% India, Greater Sydney: 2.0% Ireland, Greater Sydney: 0.4% United Kingdom, Camden Council area: 5.1% New Zealand, Camden Council area: 1.1% Italy, Camden Council area: 0.9% China, Camden Council area: 0.5% Philippines, Camden Council area: 0.5% South Africa, Camden Council area: 0.4% Malta, Camden Council area: 0.4% Germany, Camden Council area: 0.4% India, Camden Council area: 0.4% Ireland, Camden Council area: 0.4%
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, Camden Council area: +149 New Zealand, Camden Council area: +142 Italy, Camden Council area: +54 China, Camden Council area: +25 Philippines, Camden Council area: +48 South Africa, Camden Council area: +68 Malta, Camden Council area: +14 Germany, Camden Council area: +19 India, Camden Council area: +87 Ireland, Camden Council area: +28
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 Camden Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 15.8% of the population was born overseas, and 8.5% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 34.2% and 26.3% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Camden Council area was Italy, where 0.9% of the population, or 484 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Camden Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (0.5% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.4% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,323 or 17.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 894 or 22.8%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+149 persons)
  • New Zealand (+142 persons)
  • India (+87 persons)
  • South Africa (+68 persons)

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