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In 2011, 6% of people in Gosford City, 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 Gosford City. 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, Gosford City'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
Gosford City - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
10,7216.64.110,1006.44.3+621
New Zealand
2,9281.81.92,7651.72.0+163
map this data in atlas.idSouth Africa9890.60.87610.50.7+228
Germany
6930.40.46410.40.5+52
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines6500.41.45400.31.3+110
Netherlands
6120.40.26280.40.3-16
map this data in atlas.idChina5980.43.43710.22.6+227
United States of America
5930.40.54800.30.4+113
Ireland
5480.30.44890.30.3+59
India
4500.32.03240.21.3+126
Italy
4090.31.03810.21.1+28
Canada
3300.20.22990.20.2+31
South Korea
2490.20.91690.10.8+80
Malta
2370.10.32030.10.4+34
Thailand
2210.10.31290.10.3+92
Malaysia
2190.10.61840.10.5+35
Fiji
2140.10.71930.10.7+21
Egypt
1980.10.41760.10.4+22
Poland
1900.10.31740.10.3+16
Indonesia
1820.10.61540.10.5+28
Greece
1790.10.72040.10.8-25
Papua New Guinea
1640.10.11550.10.1+9
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Gosford City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born25,63715.834.222,95314.531.7+2,684
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds9,5285.926.38,0595.123.9+1,469
Main English speaking countries
16,1099.97.914,8949.47.8+1,215
Australia
127,57778.559.9122,99777.860.4+4,580
Not stated
9,2275.75.912,2077.77.9-2,980

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 United Kingdom, Greater Sydney: 4.1% New Zealand, Greater Sydney: 1.9% South Africa, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Germany, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Philippines, Greater Sydney: 1.4% Netherlands, Greater Sydney: 0.2% China, Greater Sydney: 3.4% United States of America, Greater Sydney: 0.5% Ireland, Greater Sydney: 0.4% India, Greater Sydney: 2.0% United Kingdom, Gosford City: 6.6% New Zealand, Gosford City: 1.8% South Africa, Gosford City: 0.6% Germany, Gosford City: 0.4% Philippines, Gosford City: 0.4% Netherlands, Gosford City: 0.4% China, Gosford City: 0.4% United States of America, Gosford City: 0.4% Ireland, Gosford City: 0.3% India, Gosford City: 0.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 United Kingdom, Gosford City: +621 New Zealand, Gosford City: +163 South Africa, Gosford City: +228 Germany, Gosford City: +52 Philippines, Gosford City: +110 Netherlands, Gosford City: -16 China, Gosford City: +227 United States of America, Gosford City: +113 Ireland, Gosford City: +59 India, Gosford City: +126
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 Gosford City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 15.8% of the population was born overseas, and 5.9% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 34.2% and 26.3% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Gosford City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (6.6% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (0.4% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.3% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Philippines (0.4% compared to 1.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 2,684 or 11.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,469 or 18.2%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+621 persons)
  • South Africa (+228 persons)
  • China (+227 persons)
  • New Zealand (+163 persons)

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