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West Croydon and District

Birthplace

In 2011, 27% of people in West Croydon and District, 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 West Croydon and District. 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, West Croydon and District'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
West Croydon and District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idItaly3713.83.74064.44.1-35
United Kingdom
3623.74.83473.74.9+15
Vietnam
3183.21.83163.41.8+2
map this data in atlas.idGreece3043.11.93633.92.1-59
China
2192.21.0540.60.6+165
map this data in atlas.idIndia2152.22.0610.70.6+154
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
1571.60.81431.50.8+14
Poland
870.90.71001.10.8-13
New Zealand
670.70.7480.50.6+19
Malaysia
580.60.3230.20.2+35
Philippines
510.50.6390.40.3+12
Croatia
480.50.6600.60.8-12
Hong Kong
460.50.160.10.1+40
Afghanistan
460.50.2330.40.2+13
Cambodia
440.40.3580.60.3-14
Bosnia and Herzegovina
430.40.5650.70.5-22
Germany
410.40.7510.50.9-10
Ireland
350.40.2180.20.2+17
Sri Lanka
340.30.190.10.1+25
Albania
250.30.1100.10.0+15
Iran
240.20.2220.20.1+2
Cyprus
230.20.2210.20.2+2
Pakistan
220.20.1190.20.1+3
Canada
220.20.1150.20.1+7
United States of America
210.20.2100.10.2+11
Romania
200.20.1220.20.1-2
South Korea
200.20.100.00.1+20
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
West Croydon and District - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born3,18832.527.22,76029.725.5+428
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds2,66927.220.92,30824.819.2+361
Main English speaking countries
5195.36.34524.96.3+67
Australia
6,12762.568.05,82862.768.4+299
Not stated
4925.04.77037.66.2-211

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 Italy, City of Charles Sturt: 3.7% United Kingdom, City of Charles Sturt: 4.8% Vietnam, City of Charles Sturt: 1.8% Greece, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% China, City of Charles Sturt: 1.0% India, City of Charles Sturt: 2.0% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Poland, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% New Zealand, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Malaysia, City of Charles Sturt: 0.3% Italy, West Croydon and District: 3.8% United Kingdom, West Croydon and District: 3.7% Vietnam, West Croydon and District: 3.2% Greece, West Croydon and District: 3.1% China, West Croydon and District: 2.2% India, West Croydon and District: 2.2% Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), West Croydon and District: 1.6% Poland, West Croydon and District: 0.9% New Zealand, West Croydon and District: 0.7% Malaysia, West Croydon and District: 0.6%
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 Italy, West Croydon and District: -35 United Kingdom, West Croydon and District: +15 Vietnam, West Croydon and District: +2 Greece, West Croydon and District: -59 China, West Croydon and District: +165 India, West Croydon and District: +154 Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia), West Croydon and District: +14 Poland, West Croydon and District: -13 New Zealand, West Croydon and District: +19 Malaysia, West Croydon and District: +35
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 West Croydon and District in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas, as well as a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 32.5% of the population was born overseas, and 27.2% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 27.2% and 20.9% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in West Croydon and District was Italy, where 3.8% of the population, or 371 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in West Croydon and District and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (3.2% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Greece (3.1% compared to 1.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in China (2.2% compared to 1.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (3.7% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 428 or 15.5%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 361 or 15.6%.

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

  • China (+165 persons)
  • India (+154 persons)
  • Greece (-59 persons)

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