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Georges River Council

Birthplace

In 2011, 37% of people in the Georges River Council, 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 the Georges River Council. 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, the Georges River Council'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
Georges River Council - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChina18,48613.73.413,30510.52.6+5,180
Hong Kong
3,4352.60.83,4042.70.9+31
United Kingdom
2,6171.94.12,7852.24.3-169
map this data in atlas.idGreece2,3351.70.72,5242.00.8-189
New Zealand
2,2631.71.92,3531.92.0-91
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1,7881.30.31,7631.40.3+25
map this data in atlas.idIndia1,7471.32.01,3441.11.3+403
map this data in atlas.idNepal1,7291.30.32780.20.1+1,451
Lebanon
1,5811.21.31,5491.21.3+32
Philippines
1,5231.11.41,2061.01.3+317
Indonesia
1,3831.00.61,0390.80.5+344
Egypt
1,3541.00.41,2171.00.4+137
Italy
1,2340.91.01,3791.11.1-146
Malaysia
1,1190.80.69580.80.5+160
Vietnam
9190.71.66940.51.5+225
Croatia
8430.60.38390.70.4+4
Fiji
7810.60.76860.50.7+95
Bangladesh
5070.40.42290.20.3+278
South Korea
4890.40.94410.30.8+48
Cyprus
4520.30.14590.40.1-8
South Africa
4300.30.84580.40.7-28
Thailand
3680.30.32390.20.3+129
Bosnia and Herzegovina
3620.30.24120.30.2-50
Taiwan
3550.30.23040.20.2+51
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
3480.30.34160.30.4-68
Singapore
3300.20.22560.20.2+73
Germany
3050.20.43260.30.5-21
United States of America
2870.20.52560.20.4+31
Chile
2750.20.32410.20.3+34
Portugal
2660.20.22360.20.2+30
Japan
2540.20.21990.20.2+55
Malta
2470.20.32310.20.4+16
Ireland
2440.20.42690.20.3-25
Russian Federation
2320.20.11600.10.1+72
Poland
2070.20.32050.20.3+2
Sri Lanka
1920.10.51470.10.4+45
Uruguay
1880.10.11810.10.2+6
Peru
1860.10.11440.10.1+42
Colombia
1700.10.11460.10.1+24
Tonga
1640.10.11160.10.1+48
Pakistan
1550.10.31050.10.2+50
Canada
1530.10.21290.10.2+24
Hungary
1350.10.11200.10.2+15
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Georges River Council - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born55,89941.534.247,14737.331.7+8,752
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds49,90537.126.340,89532.423.9+9,009
Main English speaking countries
5,9944.57.96,2514.97.8-258
Australia
72,73754.059.970,88056.160.4+1,857
Not stated
6,0244.55.98,3186.67.9-2,295

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 China, Greater Sydney: 3.4% Hong Kong, Greater Sydney: 0.8% United Kingdom, Greater Sydney: 4.1% Greece, Greater Sydney: 0.7% New Zealand, Greater Sydney: 1.9% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greater Sydney: 0.3% India, Greater Sydney: 2.0% Nepal, Greater Sydney: 0.3% Lebanon, Greater Sydney: 1.3% Philippines, Greater Sydney: 1.4% China, Georges River Council: 13.7% Hong Kong, Georges River Council: 2.6% United Kingdom, Georges River Council: 1.9% Greece, Georges River Council: 1.7% New Zealand, Georges River Council: 1.7% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georges River Council: 1.3% India, Georges River Council: 1.3% Nepal, Georges River Council: 1.3% Lebanon, Georges River Council: 1.2% Philippines, Georges River Council: 1.1%
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 China, Georges River Council: +5,180 Hong Kong, Georges River Council: +31 United Kingdom, Georges River Council: -169 Greece, Georges River Council: -189 New Zealand, Georges River Council: -91 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georges River Council: +25 India, Georges River Council: +403 Nepal, Georges River Council: +1,451 Lebanon, Georges River Council: +32 Philippines, Georges River Council: +317
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 the Georges River Council in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 41.5% of the population was born overseas, and 37.1% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 34.2% and 26.3% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the Georges River Council was China, where 13.7% of the population, or 18,486 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in the Georges River Council and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in China (13.7% compared to 3.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Hong Kong (2.6% compared to 0.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Greece (1.7% compared to 0.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (1.9% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 8,752 or 18.6%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 9,010 or 22.0%.

The largest changes in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were for those born in:

  • China (+5,180 persons)
  • Nepal (+1,451 persons)
  • India (+403 persons)
  • Indonesia (+344 persons)

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