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In 2011, 20% of people in Berwick (South), 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 Berwick (South). 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, Berwick (South)'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
Berwick (South) - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
1,3355.94.69996.55.2+336
map this data in atlas.idSri Lanka7153.23.03011.92.3+414
map this data in atlas.idIndia6883.14.12361.52.2+452
New Zealand
5132.32.43872.52.1+126
South Africa
3791.70.82091.40.7+170
China
2511.11.0470.30.7+204
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines2401.11.31160.81.0+124
map this data in atlas.idMauritius1980.91.2820.51.1+116
Afghanistan
1680.71.8500.30.8+118
Malaysia
1590.70.5680.40.4+91
Netherlands
1170.50.61020.70.7+15
Singapore
1050.50.3520.30.2+53
United States of America
860.40.2400.30.2+46
Pakistan
830.40.4470.30.2+36
Fiji
810.40.7440.30.6+37
Romania
790.40.6660.40.6+13
Italy
750.30.7470.30.8+28
Indonesia
690.30.2270.20.2+42
Ireland
690.30.2470.30.2+22
Poland
690.30.5360.20.6+33
Egypt
670.30.4260.20.3+41
Zimbabwe
630.30.190.10.0+54
Chile
560.20.4450.30.4+11
Germany
550.20.4450.30.5+10
Greece
510.20.3240.20.4+27
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
510.20.7460.30.8+5
East Timor
420.20.3140.10.4+28
Croatia
390.20.5330.20.6+6
Iran
380.20.1140.10.1+24
Nigeria
370.20.0150.10.0+22
Vietnam
360.20.5230.10.5+13
Turkey
360.20.3450.30.3-9
El Salvador
310.10.260.00.3+25
Bangladesh
300.10.1120.10.0+18
Thailand
300.10.2100.10.1+20
Lebanon
290.10.3180.10.3+11
Canada
280.10.1160.10.1+12
Colombia
280.10.060.00.0+22
Kenya
270.10.1120.10.1+15
Taiwan
270.10.030.00.0+24
Hong Kong
260.10.1150.10.1+11
Japan
260.10.090.10.0+17
Samoa
250.10.4140.10.3+11
Malta
240.10.2210.10.2+3
Cambodia
240.10.5160.10.4+8
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Berwick (South) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Casey %Number%City of Casey %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born6,84530.534.93,76524.430.3+3,080
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds4,43319.726.72,06713.421.9+2,366
Main English speaking countries
2,41110.78.21,69811.08.4+713
Australia
14,90766.460.810,88170.463.5+4,026
Not stated
7123.24.38015.26.2-89

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 Casey: 4.6% Sri Lanka, City of Casey: 3.0% India, City of Casey: 4.1% New Zealand, City of Casey: 2.4% South Africa, City of Casey: 0.8% China, City of Casey: 1.0% Philippines, City of Casey: 1.3% Mauritius, City of Casey: 1.2% Afghanistan, City of Casey: 1.8% Malaysia, City of Casey: 0.5% United Kingdom, Berwick (South): 5.9% Sri Lanka, Berwick (South): 3.2% India, Berwick (South): 3.1% New Zealand, Berwick (South): 2.3% South Africa, Berwick (South): 1.7% China, Berwick (South): 1.1% Philippines, Berwick (South): 1.1% Mauritius, Berwick (South): 0.9% Afghanistan, Berwick (South): 0.7% Malaysia, Berwick (South): 0.7%
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, Berwick (South): +336 Sri Lanka, Berwick (South): +414 India, Berwick (South): +452 New Zealand, Berwick (South): +126 South Africa, Berwick (South): +170 China, Berwick (South): +204 Philippines, Berwick (South): +124 Mauritius, Berwick (South): +116 Afghanistan, Berwick (South): +118 Malaysia, Berwick (South): +91
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 Berwick (South) in 2011 compared to the City of Casey 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, 30.5% of the population was born overseas, and 19.7% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 34.9% and 26.7% respectively for the City of Casey.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Berwick (South) and the City of Casey were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (5.9% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (3.1% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Afghanistan (0.7% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 3,080 or 81.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 2,366 or 114.5%.

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

  • India (+452 persons)
  • Sri Lanka (+414 persons)
  • United Kingdom (+336 persons)
  • China (+204 persons)

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