16% of people in Samson come from countries where English is not the 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.
Derived from the Census question:
'In which country was the person born?'
|Birthplace - ranked by size|
|Country of birth||Number||%||City of Fremantle||Number||%||City of Fremantle||2006 to 2011|
|Birthplace - summary|
|Birthplace||Number||%||City of Fremantle||Number||%||City of Fremantle||2006 to 2011|
|Total Overseas born||559||29.3||31.2||38000||505||25.5||29.6||+54|
|Non-English speaking backgrounds||314||16.5||14.8||38001||312||15.8||14.5||+2|
|Main English speaking countries||245||12.9||16.4||38002||193||9.8||15.1||+52|
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, 29.3% of the population was born overseas, and 16.5% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 31.2% and 14.8% respectively for the City of Fremantle.
The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Samson was Italy, where 5.5% of the population, or 104 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 (5.5% compared to 3.8%)
- A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (9.1% compared to 10.8%)
Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 54 or 10.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 2 or 0.6%.
There were no major differences in Samson between 2006 and 2011.