Samson

Birthplace

In 2011, 17% of people in Samson, 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 Samson. 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, Samson'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
Samson20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Fremantle %Number%City of Fremantle %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom1749.310.81437.410.5+31
Italy1055.63.71236.34.4-18
New Zealand341.82.5271.42.1+7
Portugal271.40.9301.51.0-3
Croatia211.10.7191.00.8+2
South Africa201.10.8140.70.7+6

Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - summary
Samson20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Fremantle %Number%City of Fremantle %2006 to 2011
Total Overseas born55529.731.149925.729.5+56
Non-English speaking backgrounds31316.714.830915.914.6+4
Main English speaking countries24212.916.31909.814.8+52
Australia1,28768.862.11,36970.662.1-82
Not Stated291.66.8703.68.4-41

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Birthplace, 2011
Birthplace, 2011 United Kingdom, City of Fremantle: 10.8% Italy, City of Fremantle: 3.7% New Zealand, City of Fremantle: 2.5% Portugal, City of Fremantle: 0.9% Croatia, City of Fremantle: 0.7% South Africa, City of Fremantle: 0.8% United Kingdom, Samson: 9.3% Italy, Samson: 5.6% New Zealand, Samson: 1.8% Portugal, Samson: 1.4% Croatia, Samson: 1.1% South Africa, Samson: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated 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, Samson: +31 Italy, Samson: -18 New Zealand, Samson: +7 Portugal, Samson: -3 Croatia, Samson: +2 South Africa, Samson: +6
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in Samson in 2011 compared to the City of Fremantle shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, and a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 29.7% of the population was born overseas, and 16.7% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 31.1% and 14.8% respectively for the City of Fremantle.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Samson was Italy, where 5.6% of the population, or 105 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Samson and the City of Fremantle were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Italy (5.6% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (9.3% compared to 10.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 56 or 11.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 4 or 1.3%.

There were no major differences in Samson between 2006 and 2011.