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Recent arrivals - Birthplace

In 2011, 43.4% of recent overseas arrivals in the Central Coast Council area came from countries where English was not their first language.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born. For recent arrivals, this indicates the countries which have provided overseas migrants to the Central Coast Council area in the last 5 years. This may be quite different to the overall cultural makeup of the place, and indicates the emerging or changing birthplace groups in the most recent time period.

To get a more complete picture of cultural and ethnic characteristics, the Central Coast Council area's Country of Birth data should be viewed together with Language Spoken at Home and Age Structure.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Central Coast Council area - Recent arrivals2011
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney
United Kingdom1,51633.18.9
New Zealand48210.55.2
South Africa2695.92.3
India2535.513.0
Philippines2375.24.1
China2365.214.2
United States of America2104.62.2
Ireland1102.41.7
Thailand1042.31.7
South Korea932.03.9
Germany902.00.9
Canada891.90.7
Zimbabwe501.10.4
Netherlands471.00.4
Russian Federation461.00.5
Indonesia441.02.1
Vietnam410.92.5
Malaysia370.81.5
Fiji320.71.3
Brazil310.71.0
Japan310.71.0
Bangladesh230.52.1
Nigeria210.50.1
Sri Lanka200.41.6
Chile200.40.2
Colombia200.40.6
France200.40.9
Pakistan190.41.5
Hong Kong190.41.3
Poland180.40.3
Egypt140.30.6
Nepal140.33.9
Mexico130.30.2
Singapore130.30.8
Uganda130.30.1
Swaziland120.30.0
United Arab Emirates120.30.2
Iran110.21.3
Spain110.20.2
Austria110.20.1
Denmark110.20.1
Sweden100.20.2
Malawi100.20.0
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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.

Excludes countries with fewer than 10 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Central Coast Council area - Recent arrivals2011
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney
Total overseas born4,571100.0100.0
Non-English speaking backgrounds1,98443.479.6
Main English speaking countries2,58756.620.4
Australia00.00.0

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.

Birthplace, 2011
Birthplace, 2011 United Kingdom, Greater Sydney: 8.9% New Zealand, Greater Sydney: 5.2% South Africa, Greater Sydney: 2.3% India, Greater Sydney: 13.0% Philippines, Greater Sydney: 4.1% China, Greater Sydney: 14.2% United States of America, Greater Sydney: 2.2% Ireland, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Thailand, Greater Sydney: 1.7% South Korea, Greater Sydney: 3.9% United Kingdom, Central Coast Council area: 33.1% New Zealand, Central Coast Council area: 10.5% South Africa, Central Coast Council area: 5.9% India, Central Coast Council area: 5.5% Philippines, Central Coast Council area: 5.2% China, Central Coast Council area: 5.2% United States of America, Central Coast Council area: 4.6% Ireland, Central Coast Council area: 2.4% Thailand, Central Coast Council area: 2.3% South Korea, Central Coast Council area: 2.0%
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.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of recent overseas arrivals in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 43.4% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 79.6% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth for the recent overseas arriving population in the Central Coast Council area was United Kingdom, where 33.1% or 1,516 people were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the recent overseas arriving population in the Central Coast Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (33.1% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in New Zealand (10.5% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (5.2% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (5.5% compared to 13.0%)
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