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Central Coast Council area

Birthplace

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

In 2016, 6% 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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom17,9765.53.718,0945.84.1-118
New Zealand5,5061.71.85,4121.71.9+94
Philippines1,7520.51.61,2800.41.4+472
South Africa1,6120.50.71,3710.40.8+241
China1,4980.54.79130.33.4+585
India1,3930.42.77700.22.0+623
Germany1,1710.40.41,1840.40.4-13
United States of America1,0560.30.59400.30.5+116
Ireland1,0520.30.49450.30.4+107
Netherlands1,0000.30.21,1180.40.2-118
Italy8880.30.88290.31.0+59
Malta6400.20.36350.20.3+5
South Korea5770.21.03120.10.9+265
Canada5620.20.25130.20.2+49
Thailand5600.20.53560.10.3+204
Malaysia4140.10.63470.10.6+67
Indonesia3840.10.63110.10.6+73
Fiji3790.10.73350.10.7+44
Egypt3480.10.43540.10.4-6
Poland3390.10.22920.10.3+47
Greece3320.10.63170.10.7+15
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born47,97414.636.743,64914.034.2+4,325
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds20,2106.229.316,3745.226.3+3,836
Main English speaking countries
27,7648.57.327,2758.77.9+489
Australia
258,36978.857.1251,64480.659.9+6,725
Not stated
21,4096.56.316,8935.45.9+4,516

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 United Kingdom, Greater Sydney: 3.7% New Zealand, Greater Sydney: 1.8% Philippines, Greater Sydney: 1.6% South Africa, Greater Sydney: 0.7% China, Greater Sydney: 4.7% India, Greater Sydney: 2.7% Germany, Greater Sydney: 0.4% United States of America, Greater Sydney: 0.5% Ireland, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Netherlands, Greater Sydney: 0.2% United Kingdom, Central Coast Council area: 5.5% New Zealand, Central Coast Council area: 1.7% Philippines, Central Coast Council area: 0.5% South Africa, Central Coast Council area: 0.5% China, Central Coast Council area: 0.5% India, Central Coast Council area: 0.4% Germany, Central Coast Council area: 0.4% United States of America, Central Coast Council area: 0.3% Ireland, Central Coast Council area: 0.3% Netherlands, Central Coast Council area: 0.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 United Kingdom, Central Coast Council area: -118 New Zealand, Central Coast Council area: +94 Philippines, Central Coast Council area: +472 South Africa, Central Coast Council area: +241 China, Central Coast Council area: +585 India, Central Coast Council area: +623 Germany, Central Coast Council area: -13 United States of America, Central Coast Council area: +116 Ireland, Central Coast Council area: +107 Netherlands, Central Coast Council area: -118
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 the Central Coast Council area in 2016 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, 14.6% of the population was born overseas, and 6.2% 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 the Central Coast Council area was Philippines, where 0.5% of the population, or 1,752 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 (5.5% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (0.5% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.4% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Philippines (0.5% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 4,325 or 9.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 3,836 or 23.4%.

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

  • India (+623 persons)
  • China (+585 persons)
  • Philippines (+472 persons)
  • South Korea (+265 persons)

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