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City of Canterbury Bankstown

Birthplace

In 2011, 39% of people in City of Canterbury Bankstown, 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown. 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, City of Canterbury Bankstown'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
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idLebanon19,7486.21.319,2476.41.3+500
map this data in atlas.idVietnam16,6385.21.614,9495.01.5+1,688
China
15,0284.73.412,8774.32.6+2,150
Greece
7,4782.30.78,0862.70.8-608
map this data in atlas.idBangladesh4,8031.50.42,2710.80.3+2,532
New Zealand
4,3461.41.94,4601.52.0-115
Italy
4,2971.31.04,6651.61.1-369
map this data in atlas.idIndia4,1761.32.02,8520.91.3+1,324
United Kingdom
3,8631.24.14,3231.44.3-461
Philippines
3,3941.11.43,0101.01.3+383
South Korea
3,3841.10.93,5691.20.8-185
Indonesia
3,0761.00.62,2430.70.5+833
Egypt
2,6580.80.42,2680.80.4+389
Pakistan
2,5370.80.31,5060.50.2+1,031
Fiji
2,3550.70.72,3180.80.7+37
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
2,0940.70.32,0940.70.3-1
Hong Kong
2,0280.60.81,9280.60.9+100
Portugal
1,7230.50.21,7420.60.2-20
map this data in atlas.idIraq1,5380.50.71,0360.30.5+502
Cyprus
1,4490.50.11,4800.50.1-31
map this data in atlas.idNepal1,3960.40.31400.00.1+1,256
Syria
1,3920.40.11,1370.40.1+255
Malaysia
1,1480.40.69940.30.5+153
Germany
8940.30.49520.30.5-59
Poland
8160.30.39840.30.3-168
Thailand
7930.20.35840.20.3+209
Samoa
7720.20.28460.30.2-74
Mauritius
7370.20.17140.20.1+23
Croatia
7370.20.37510.30.4-15
Turkey
6990.20.36580.20.3+41
Jordan
6670.20.14810.20.1+186
Sri Lanka
6510.20.55850.20.4+65
Malta
6430.20.36720.20.4-30
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
6420.20.36890.20.4-47
Chile
6280.20.35570.20.3+71
Tonga
6220.20.15770.20.1+45
Burma (Myanmar)
6060.20.14250.10.1+180
Ireland
5670.20.45710.20.3-4
Sierra Leone
5430.20.02870.10.0+256
South Africa
5180.20.85230.20.7-6
Cook Islands
4840.20.05280.20.0-44
Sudan
4720.10.14890.20.1-17
Cambodia
4560.10.24190.10.2+36
United States of America
4420.10.53790.10.4+63
Gaza Strip and West Bank
3870.10.04100.10.0-24
Kuwait
3800.10.03140.10.0+66
Afghanistan
3780.10.21840.10.2+194
Singapore
3780.10.23290.10.2+48
Iran
3740.10.32230.10.3+151
Ghana
3690.10.02770.10.0+92
Bosnia and Herzegovina
3610.10.23810.10.2-20
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born134,64942.134.2121,92840.631.7+12,721
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds124,73139.026.3111,50537.123.9+13,226
Main English speaking countries
9,9183.17.910,4233.57.8-505
Australia
163,93951.359.9154,42451.460.4+9,515
Not stated
21,2156.65.924,0718.07.9-2,857

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 Lebanon, Greater Sydney: 1.3% Vietnam, Greater Sydney: 1.6% China, Greater Sydney: 3.4% Greece, Greater Sydney: 0.7% Bangladesh, Greater Sydney: 0.4% New Zealand, Greater Sydney: 1.9% Italy, Greater Sydney: 1.0% India, Greater Sydney: 2.0% United Kingdom, Greater Sydney: 4.1% Philippines, Greater Sydney: 1.4% Lebanon, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 6.2% Vietnam, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 5.2% China, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.7% Greece, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.3% Bangladesh, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.5% New Zealand, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.4% Italy, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.3% India, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.3% United Kingdom, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.2% Philippines, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.1%
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 Lebanon, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +500 Vietnam, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,688 China, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +2,150 Greece, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -608 Bangladesh, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +2,532 New Zealand, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -115 Italy, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -369 India, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,324 United Kingdom, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -461 Philippines, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +383
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 City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 42.1% of the population was born overseas, and 39.0% 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown was Lebanon, where 6.2% of the population, or 19,748 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in City of Canterbury Bankstown and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Lebanon (6.2% compared to 1.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (5.2% compared to 1.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Greece (2.3% compared to 0.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (1.2% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 12,721 or 10.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 13,226 or 11.9%.

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

  • Bangladesh (+2,532 persons)
  • China (+2,150 persons)
  • Vietnam (+1,688 persons)
  • India (+1,324 persons)

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