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In 2016, 13% 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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual birthplace groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Samson - Overseas born (Enumerated)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Fremantle %Number%City of Fremantle %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
18010.110.51749.310.8+6
map this data in atlas.idItaly905.03.11055.63.7-15
New Zealand
251.42.4341.82.5-9
Portugal
211.20.6271.40.9-6
Philippines
201.10.5110.60.5+9

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

Birthplace - Summary
Samson - Total persons (Enumerated)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Fremantle %Number%City of Fremantle %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born47526.630.055529.731.1-80
Non-English speaking backgrounds
23713.314.031316.714.8-76
Main English speaking countries
23813.316.024212.916.3-4
Australia
1,22068.260.91,28768.862.1-67
Not stated
935.29.1291.66.8+64

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Birthplace, 2016
Birthplace, 2016 United Kingdom, City of Fremantle: 10.5% Italy, City of Fremantle: 3.1% New Zealand, City of Fremantle: 2.4% Portugal, City of Fremantle: 0.6% Philippines, City of Fremantle: 0.5% United Kingdom, Samson: 10.1% Italy, Samson: 5.0% New Zealand, Samson: 1.4% Portugal, Samson: 1.2% Philippines, Samson: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
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Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 United Kingdom, Samson: +6 Italy, Samson: -15 New Zealand, Samson: -9 Portugal, Samson: -6 Philippines, Samson: +9
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 compared to City of Fremantle 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, 26.6% of the population was born overseas, and 13.3% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 30.0% and 14.0% respectively for City of Fremantle.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Samson was Italy, where 5.0% of the population, or 90 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Samson and City of Fremantle was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Italy (5.0% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 80 or 14.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 76 or 24.3%.

There were no major differences in Samson between 2011 and 2016.

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