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Life-stages - Birthplace

In 2011, 6.5% of children aged 0 to 4 years in City of Darwin were born overseas.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born and is indicative of the level of cultural diversity at the chosen age group in City of Darwin. The mix of Country of Birth groups in different age groups is also indicative of historical settlement patterns, as source countries for Australia's immigration program have varied significantly over time. Typically, older populations are more likely to have been born overseas, however the countries of birth are different to the young, with migration from Europe dominating among those over 60, while Asian countries such as China and India are more common birthplaces among the young.

City of Darwin's Country of Birth data should be viewed together with Language Spoken at Home data and data specific to the characteristics of the birthplace or people born overseas in total.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years

Birthplace - Ranked by size
City of Darwin - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Northern TerritoryNumber%Northern Territory2006 to 2011
Philippines741.50.5140.30.1+60
United Kingdom260.50.300.00.1+26
India250.50.300.00.1+25
Greece240.50.1120.30.0+12
United States of America200.40.3100.20.4+10
Indonesia180.40.190.20.1+9
New Zealand180.40.3320.70.2-14
Iran170.30.100.00.0+17
Malaysia150.30.100.00.0+15
China140.30.100.00.1+14
Ireland130.30.100.00.1+13
Ghana120.20.0150.30.0-3
Pakistan120.20.100.00.0+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
City of Darwin - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Northern TerritoryNumber%Northern Territory2006 to 2011
Total overseas born3166.53.21753.92.1+141
Non-English speaking backgrounds2394.92.11333.01.4+106
Main English speaking countries771.61.1420.90.8+35
Australia4,00782.389.53,86787.389.7+140
Not stated54311.27.23908.88.1+153

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, Northern Territory: 0.5% United Kingdom, Northern Territory: 0.3% India, Northern Territory: 0.3% Greece, Northern Territory: 0.1% United States of America, Northern Territory: 0.3% Indonesia, Northern Territory: 0.1% New Zealand, Northern Territory: 0.3% Iran, Northern Territory: 0.1% Malaysia, Northern Territory: 0.1% China, Northern Territory: 0.1% Philippines, City of Darwin: 1.5% United Kingdom, City of Darwin: 0.5% India, City of Darwin: 0.5% Greece, City of Darwin: 0.5% United States of America, City of Darwin: 0.4% Indonesia, City of Darwin: 0.4% New Zealand, City of Darwin: 0.4% Iran, City of Darwin: 0.3% Malaysia, City of Darwin: 0.3% China, City of Darwin: 0.3%
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, City of Darwin: +60 United Kingdom, City of Darwin: +26 India, City of Darwin: +25 Greece, City of Darwin: +12 United States of America, City of Darwin: +10 Indonesia, City of Darwin: +9 New Zealand, City of Darwin: -14 Iran, City of Darwin: +17 Malaysia, City of Darwin: +15 China, City of Darwin: +14
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 people aged 0 to 4 years in City of Darwin in 2011 compared to Northern Territory 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, 6.5% of people aged 0 to 4 years were born overseas, and 4.9% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 3.2% and 2.1% respectively for Northern Territory.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth for people aged 0 to 4 years in City of Darwin was Philippines, where 1.5% or 74 people aged 0 to 4 years were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of people aged 0 to 4 years in City of Darwin and Northern Territory was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Philippines (1.5% compared to 0.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people aged 0 to 4 years born overseas increased by 141 or 80.6%, and the number of people aged 0 to 4 years from a non-English speaking background increased by 106 or 79.7%.

The largest change in birthplace countries of people aged 0 to 4 years in this area between 2006 and 2011 was for those born in:

  • Philippines (+60 persons)
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