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Central Coast Council area

Birthplace

In 2011, 5% of people 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 and is indicative of the level of cultural diversity in the Central Coast 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, the Central Coast 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
Central Coast Council area - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom18,0945.84.117,6515.94.3+443
New Zealand5,4121.71.94,9661.72.0+446
South Africa1,3710.40.81,0630.40.7+308
Philippines1,2800.41.49860.31.3+294
Germany1,1840.40.41,1360.40.5+48
Netherlands1,1180.40.21,1140.40.3+4
Ireland9450.30.48610.30.3+84
United States of America9400.30.57060.20.4+234
China9130.33.45660.22.6+347
Italy8290.31.08000.31.1+29
India7700.22.05150.21.3+255
Malta6350.20.36600.20.4-25
Canada5130.20.24780.20.2+35
Thailand3560.10.32000.10.3+156
Egypt3540.10.43070.10.4+47
Malaysia3470.10.62730.10.5+74
Fiji3350.10.72830.10.7+52
Greece3170.10.73120.10.8+5
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Central Coast Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born43,64914.034.239,92513.431.7+3,724
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds16,3745.226.314,2004.823.9+2,174
Main English speaking countries
27,2758.77.925,7258.67.8+1,550
Australia
251,64480.659.9237,22879.660.4+14,416
Not stated
16,8935.45.920,8147.07.9-3,921

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% South Africa, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Philippines, Greater Sydney: 1.4% Germany, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Netherlands, Greater Sydney: 0.2% Ireland, Greater Sydney: 0.4% United States of America, Greater Sydney: 0.5% China, Greater Sydney: 3.4% Italy, Greater Sydney: 1.0% United Kingdom, Central Coast Council area: 5.8% New Zealand, Central Coast Council area: 1.7% South Africa, Central Coast Council area: 0.4% Philippines, Central Coast Council area: 0.4% Germany, Central Coast Council area: 0.4% Netherlands, Central Coast Council area: 0.4% Ireland, Central Coast Council area: 0.3% United States of America, Central Coast Council area: 0.3% China, Central Coast Council area: 0.3% Italy, Central Coast Council area: 0.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 United Kingdom, Central Coast Council area: +443 New Zealand, Central Coast Council area: +446 South Africa, Central Coast Council area: +308 Philippines, Central Coast Council area: +294 Germany, Central Coast Council area: +48 Netherlands, Central Coast Council area: +4 Ireland, Central Coast Council area: +84 United States of America, Central Coast Council area: +234 China, Central Coast Council area: +347 Italy, Central Coast Council area: +29
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 the Central Coast 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, 14.0% of the population was born overseas, and 5.2% 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 the Central Coast Council area was Philippines, where 0.4% of the population, or 1,280 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (5.8% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (0.3% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.2% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Philippines (0.4% compared to 1.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 3,724 or 9.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 2,174 or 15.3%.

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

  • New Zealand (+446 persons)
  • United Kingdom (+443 persons)
  • China (+347 persons)
  • South Africa (+308 persons)

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