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In 2016, 41% 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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual birthplace groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idLebanon19,8185.71.219,7486.21.3+70
map this data in atlas.idVietnam19,0685.51.716,6385.21.6+2,430
China
18,8465.44.715,0284.73.4+3,818
map this data in atlas.idBangladesh7,0812.00.54,8031.50.4+2,278
Greece
7,0422.00.67,4782.30.7-436
map this data in atlas.idIndia5,0731.52.74,1761.32.0+897
Pakistan
4,8531.40.52,5370.80.3+2,316
New Zealand
4,4551.31.84,3461.41.9+109
Philippines
4,1141.21.63,3941.11.4+720
Italy
3,7851.10.84,2971.31.0-512
Indonesia
3,6281.00.63,0761.00.6+552
United Kingdom
3,4461.03.73,8631.24.1-417
South Korea
3,2110.91.03,3841.10.9-173
map this data in atlas.idNepal2,9020.80.61,3960.40.3+1,506
Egypt
2,8470.80.42,6580.80.4+189
Hong Kong
2,2470.60.82,0280.60.8+219
Fiji
2,2410.60.72,3550.70.7-114
Syria
2,1610.60.21,3920.40.1+769
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1,9710.60.22,0940.70.3-123
map this data in atlas.idIraq1,8620.50.81,5380.50.7+324
Malaysia
1,8600.50.61,1480.40.6+712
Portugal
1,7380.50.11,7230.50.2+15
Burma (Myanmar)
1,4430.40.16060.20.1+837
Cyprus
1,3360.40.11,4490.50.1-113
Thailand
1,1930.30.57930.20.3+400
Jordan
8680.30.16670.20.1+201
Germany
7480.20.48940.30.4-146
Samoa
7380.20.27720.20.2-34
Tonga
7320.20.16220.20.1+110
Turkey
6970.20.26990.20.3-2
Sri Lanka
6460.20.66510.20.5-5
Mauritius
6400.20.17370.20.1-97
Iran
6300.20.53740.10.3+256
Poland
6280.20.28160.30.3-188
Croatia
6160.20.37370.20.3-121
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
5660.20.36420.20.3-76
Ireland
5520.20.45670.20.4-15
South Africa
5500.20.75180.20.8+32
Chile
5470.20.26280.20.3-81
Malta
5390.20.36430.20.3-104
United States of America
5300.20.54420.10.5+88
Cambodia
5020.10.24560.10.2+46
Gaza Strip and West Bank
4820.10.03870.10.0+95
Cook Islands
4750.10.04840.20.0-9
Sierra Leone
4750.10.05430.20.0-68
Afghanistan
4690.10.33780.10.2+91
Kuwait
4640.10.13800.10.0+84
Taiwan
4590.10.22450.10.2+214
Sudan
4480.10.14720.10.1-24
Brazil
4250.10.22260.10.1+199
Ghana
4250.10.03690.10.0+56
Singapore
4230.10.23780.10.2+45
Saudi Arabia
3730.10.12690.10.1+104
Colombia
3580.10.12300.10.1+128
Japan
3580.10.32590.10.2+99
Bosnia and Herzegovina
3500.10.13610.10.2-11
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born152,45544.036.7134,64942.134.2+17,806
Non-English speaking backgrounds
142,71841.229.3124,73139.026.3+17,987
Main English speaking countries
9,7372.87.39,9183.17.9-181
Australia
171,64949.657.1163,93951.359.9+7,710
Not stated
22,1876.46.321,2156.65.9+972

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Birthplace, 2016
Birthplace, 2016 Lebanon, Greater Sydney: 1.2% Vietnam, Greater Sydney: 1.7% China, Greater Sydney: 4.7% Bangladesh, Greater Sydney: 0.5% Greece, Greater Sydney: 0.6% India, Greater Sydney: 2.7% Pakistan, Greater Sydney: 0.5% New Zealand, Greater Sydney: 1.8% Philippines, Greater Sydney: 1.6% Italy, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Lebanon, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 5.7% Vietnam, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 5.5% China, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 5.4% Bangladesh, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.0% Greece, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.0% India, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.5% Pakistan, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.4% New Zealand, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.3% Philippines, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.2% Italy, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 Lebanon, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +70 Vietnam, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +2,430 China, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +3,818 Bangladesh, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +2,278 Greece, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -436 India, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +897 Pakistan, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +2,316 New Zealand, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +109 Philippines, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +720 Italy, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -512
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 44.0% of the population was born overseas, and 41.2% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 36.7% and 29.3% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in City of Canterbury Bankstown was Lebanon, where 5.7% of the population, or 19,818 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 (5.7% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (5.5% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Bangladesh (2.0% compared to 0.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (1.0% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 17,806 or 13.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 17,987 or 14.4%.

The largest changes in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were for those born in:

  • China (+3,818 persons)
  • Vietnam (+2,430 persons)
  • Pakistan (+2,316 persons)
  • Bangladesh (+2,278 persons)

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