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In 2011, 13% of people in Semaphore Park Ward, 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 Semaphore Park Ward. 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, Semaphore Park Ward'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
Semaphore Park Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
8987.74.89367.94.9-38
map this data in atlas.idItaly2191.93.72402.04.1-21
Germany
1301.10.71030.90.9+27
map this data in atlas.idGreece1251.11.91161.02.1+9
Croatia
980.80.6930.80.8+5
New Zealand
880.70.7770.60.6+11
China
790.71.0880.70.6-9
Netherlands
760.60.3550.50.3+21
map this data in atlas.idIndia750.62.0440.40.6+31
Poland
750.60.7700.60.8+5
Philippines
580.50.6190.20.3+39
South Africa
470.40.3620.50.3-15
Vietnam
430.41.8630.51.8-20
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
360.30.8470.40.8-11
Ireland
350.30.2180.20.2+17
Bosnia and Herzegovina
320.30.5330.30.5-1
Russian Federation
300.30.2170.10.2+13
Egypt
290.20.1120.10.1+17
Malaysia
250.20.3230.20.2+2
Malta
210.20.260.10.2+15
Singapore
200.20.1100.10.1+10
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
200.20.160.10.2+14
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Semaphore Park Ward - 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 born2,57822.027.22,42620.425.5+152
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,48512.720.91,30010.919.2+185
Main English speaking countries
1,0939.36.31,1269.56.3-33
Australia
8,71274.268.08,76473.768.4-52
Not stated
4483.84.76955.86.2-247

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, City of Charles Sturt: 4.8% Italy, City of Charles Sturt: 3.7% Germany, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Greece, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% Croatia, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% New Zealand, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% China, City of Charles Sturt: 1.0% Netherlands, City of Charles Sturt: 0.3% Poland, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% India, City of Charles Sturt: 2.0% United Kingdom, Semaphore Park Ward: 7.7% Italy, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.9% Germany, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.1% Greece, Semaphore Park Ward: 1.1% Croatia, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.8% New Zealand, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.7% China, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.7% Netherlands, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.6% Poland, Semaphore Park Ward: 0.6% India, Semaphore Park Ward: 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 United Kingdom, Semaphore Park Ward: -38 Italy, Semaphore Park Ward: -21 Germany, Semaphore Park Ward: +27 Greece, Semaphore Park Ward: +9 Croatia, Semaphore Park Ward: +5 New Zealand, Semaphore Park Ward: +11 China, Semaphore Park Ward: -9 Netherlands, Semaphore Park Ward: +21 Poland, Semaphore Park Ward: +5 India, Semaphore Park Ward: +31
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 Semaphore Park Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Charles Sturt 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, 22.0% of the population was born overseas, and 12.7% 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 Semaphore Park Ward was Italy, where 1.9% of the population, or 219 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Semaphore Park Ward and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (7.7% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Italy (1.9% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (0.4% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.6% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 152 or 6.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 185 or 14.2%.

There were no major differences in Semaphore Park Ward between 2006 and 2011.

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