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In 2016, 2% of people in the Gunnedah Shire, 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 Gunnedah Shire. 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 Gunnedah Shire'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
Gunnedah Shire - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom1471.23.41651.43.7-18
map this data in atlas.idNew Zealand930.81.1690.61.1+24
Philippines
430.40.4130.10.3+30
South Africa
400.30.3110.10.3+29
China
320.30.4250.20.3+7
Germany
220.20.4190.20.5+3
United States of America
200.20.3160.10.3+4

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

Birthplace - Summary
Gunnedah Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born5694.711.24623.810.8+107
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds2522.15.81921.65.2+60
Main English speaking countries
3172.65.42702.25.6+47
Australia
10,50286.180.910,78589.383.8-283
Not stated
1,1239.27.98336.95.4+290

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, Regional NSW: 3.4% New Zealand, Regional NSW: 1.1% Philippines, Regional NSW: 0.4% South Africa, Regional NSW: 0.3% China, Regional NSW: 0.4% Germany, Regional NSW: 0.4% United States of America, Regional NSW: 0.3% United Kingdom, Gunnedah Shire: 1.2% New Zealand, Gunnedah Shire: 0.8% Philippines, Gunnedah Shire: 0.4% South Africa, Gunnedah Shire: 0.3% China, Gunnedah Shire: 0.3% Germany, Gunnedah Shire: 0.2% United States of America, Gunnedah Shire: 0.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 United Kingdom, Gunnedah Shire: -18 New Zealand, Gunnedah Shire: +24 Philippines, Gunnedah Shire: +30 South Africa, Gunnedah Shire: +29 China, Gunnedah Shire: +7 Germany, Gunnedah Shire: +3 United States of America, Gunnedah Shire: +4
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to Regional NSW 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, 4.7% of the population was born overseas, and 2.1% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 11.2% and 5.8% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in the Gunnedah Shire and Regional NSW was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (1.2% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 107 or 23.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 60 or 31.3%.

There were no major differences in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016.

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