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Non-English speakers - Birthplace

In 2011, 27.9% of the non-English speaking population in the Central Coast Council area were born in Australia.

People speaking a language other than English at home may have been born in a variety of different countries. Second and third generation migrants may be born in Australia. This topic looks at the distribution of birthplaces for non-English language speakers only. It is likely to vary depending on which communities exist in the local area. Some countries may have multiple languages represented, in different parts of the country (eg. India), while other languages are spoken in a range of countries (e.g. Spanish, Arabic). This topic is another tool to pinpoint the particular cultural groups forming your community.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

People speaking a language other than English at home

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Central Coast Council area - Non-English speakers20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater SydneyNumber%Greater Sydney2006 to 2011
Philippines7955.43.55574.83.4+238
China7675.310.14954.38.7+272
Italy5203.62.45264.53.1-6
Germany5063.50.74614.00.8+45
India4573.15.12432.13.4+214
Netherlands4002.70.33783.30.3+22
Malta2982.00.62632.30.8+35
South Africa2741.90.41871.60.3+87
Thailand2721.90.91301.10.7+142
Greece2641.81.92672.32.4-3
South Korea2261.52.61351.22.5+91
Chile1981.40.71731.50.8+25
Indonesia1961.31.51531.31.5+43
Poland1841.30.61651.40.8+19
Uruguay1841.30.41631.40.4+21
New Zealand1831.30.81521.30.8+31
Fiji1781.21.71621.41.8+16
Egypt1761.21.01601.41.1+16
United Kingdom 1611.10.3830.70.3+78
Hong Kong1531.02.41341.22.8+19
Croatia1511.00.91481.31.1+3
Japan1461.00.61040.90.7+42
Malaysia1461.01.11100.91.2+36
Vietnam1330.94.7810.75.0+52
Russian Federation1300.90.4520.40.4+78
France1210.80.41080.90.3+13
Argentina1080.70.3860.70.4+22
South Eastern Europe, nfd1070.70.41201.00.6-13
Hungary1020.70.31080.90.3-6
Lebanon960.73.6910.84.2+5
Tonga900.60.3760.70.3+14
Spain880.60.2740.60.2+14
Iran860.60.9550.50.9+31
Serbia830.60.4480.40.4+35
Austria830.60.1790.70.2+4
Mauritius800.50.3700.60.3+10
Denmark760.50.1610.50.1+15
Sweden750.50.1760.70.1-1
Finland740.50.1790.70.1-5
Brazil720.50.3340.30.2+38
Zimbabwe690.50.1320.30.1+37
Peru670.50.3420.40.3+25
Sri Lanka650.41.2510.41.1+14
Bangladesh600.41.1320.30.8+28
Turkey590.40.8570.50.9+2
Pakistan530.40.8550.50.6-2
Colombia530.40.3400.30.2+13
Switzerland520.40.1390.30.1+13
Portugal510.30.4520.40.5-1
Bosnia and Herzegovina500.30.5610.50.5-11
Latvia500.30.0380.30.1+12
Iraq480.32.0160.11.6+32
Canada470.30.1350.30.1+12
Cambodia460.30.7320.30.8+14
Ukraine430.30.3410.40.3+2
Cyprus430.30.4390.30.5+4
Taiwan400.30.5240.20.6+16
Czech Republic390.30.1320.30.1+7
Slovakia390.30.1210.20.1+18
Singapore380.30.4420.40.3-4
Romania350.20.2320.30.2+3
United States of America300.20.2240.20.1+6
Belgium290.20.1210.20.1+8
Inadequately described280.20.1240.20.2+4
Samoa260.20.4200.20.5+6
Papua New Guinea260.20.1220.20.1+4
Slovenia260.20.1250.20.1+1
Israel260.20.1170.10.2+9
Burma (Myanmar)260.20.3100.10.2+16
Ecuador250.20.1150.10.1+10
Eastern Europe, nfd250.20.1290.30.1-4
Kenya250.20.1160.10.1+9
Syria230.20.3390.30.3-16
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)220.20.7210.20.9+1
El Salvador220.20.1170.10.1+5
Ireland200.10.1180.20.0+2
Paraguay200.10.0140.10.0+6
Mexico190.10.140.00.0+15
Nepal170.11.000.00.2+17
Jordan160.10.280.10.2+8
Laos160.10.3280.20.4-12
Norway160.10.0140.10.0+2
Nigeria150.10.130.00.0+12
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented 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 - Non-English speakers20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater SydneyNumber%Greater Sydney2006 to 2011
Total overseas born10,21670.070.78,07769.769.7+2,139
Non-English speaking backgrounds9,54865.469.07,61365.768.1+1,935
Main English speaking countries6684.61.74644.01.6+204
Australia4,07927.927.63,16927.327.2+910
Not stated 2992.01.73423.03.1-43

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 Philippines, Greater Sydney: 3.5% China, Greater Sydney: 10.1% Italy, Greater Sydney: 2.4% Germany, Greater Sydney: 0.7% India, Greater Sydney: 5.1% Netherlands, Greater Sydney: 0.3% Malta, Greater Sydney: 0.6% South Africa, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Thailand, Greater Sydney: 0.9% Greece, Greater Sydney: 1.9% Philippines, Central Coast Council area: 5.4% China, Central Coast Council area: 5.3% Italy, Central Coast Council area: 3.6% Germany, Central Coast Council area: 3.5% India, Central Coast Council area: 3.1% Netherlands, Central Coast Council area: 2.7% Malta, Central Coast Council area: 2.0% South Africa, Central Coast Council area: 1.9% Thailand, Central Coast Council area: 1.9% Greece, Central Coast Council area: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 Philippines, Central Coast Council area: +238 China, Central Coast Council area: +272 Italy, Central Coast Council area: -6 Germany, Central Coast Council area: +45 India, Central Coast Council area: +214 Netherlands, Central Coast Council area: +22 Malta, Central Coast Council area: +35 South Africa, Central Coast Council area: +87 Thailand, Central Coast Council area: +142 Greece, Central Coast Council area: -3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

Overall, 70.0% of the non-English population was born overseas, compared with 70.7% for Greater Sydney.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Germany (3.5% compared to 0.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (5.3% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (0.9% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Lebanon (0.7% compared to 3.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of non-English speakers born overseas increased by 2,139 or 26.5%,

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

  • China (+272 persons)
  • Philippines (+238 persons)
  • India (+214 persons)
  • Thailand (+142 persons)
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