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Macarthur Region

Birthplace

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

In 2016, 17% of people in the Macarthur Region, 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 Macarthur Region. 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 Macarthur Region'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
Macarthur Region - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom10,3723.73.710,9284.44.1-556
New Zealand5,7892.01.84,8792.01.9+910
India5,3651.92.73,1991.32.0+2,166
Philippines4,7591.71.63,9391.61.4+820
Bangladesh3,4371.20.51,8770.80.4+1,560
Fiji3,2711.20.72,5251.00.7+746
China2,1850.84.71,3520.53.4+833
Samoa1,7920.60.21,5630.60.2+229
Lebanon1,5170.51.21,1940.51.3+323
South Africa1,4320.50.71,3030.50.8+129
Pakistan1,2670.40.56490.30.3+618
Italy1,2100.40.81,2170.51.0-7
Nepal1,1440.40.61570.10.3+987
Chile1,1130.40.21,0270.40.3+86
Vietnam1,0440.41.76800.31.6+364
Iraq1,0190.40.83390.10.7+680
Egypt9900.30.47660.30.4+224
Germany9240.30.49810.40.4-57
Laos8140.30.17580.30.1+56
Sri Lanka7920.30.65630.20.5+229
Malta7520.30.37300.30.3+22
Thailand7360.30.55360.20.3+200
Ireland7350.30.46770.30.4+58
Indonesia7070.20.65280.20.6+179
Croatia6820.20.36250.30.3+57
Poland6630.20.26500.30.3+13
Mauritius6160.20.16070.20.1+9
United States of America5890.20.54730.20.5+116
Malaysia5810.20.64890.20.6+92
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)5750.20.35410.20.3+34
Netherlands5400.20.25580.20.2-18
Cambodia4960.20.23860.20.2+110
Greece4690.20.64330.20.7+36
Uruguay4450.20.13920.20.1+53
Tonga4120.10.13890.20.1+23
Argentina3990.10.13460.10.1+53
Zimbabwe3780.10.12370.10.1+141
Hong Kong3710.10.82940.10.8+77
Afghanistan3620.10.32560.10.2+106
Bosnia and Herzegovina3300.10.12330.10.2+97
Iran3020.10.51700.10.3+132
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia2840.10.22670.10.3+17
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Macarthur Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Total overseas born68,70424.236.755,40122.534.2+13,303
Non-English speaking backgrounds49,51017.429.336,92715.026.3+12,583
Main English speaking countries19,1946.87.318,4747.57.9+720
Australia197,65469.757.1177,74072.359.9+19,914
Not stated17,3866.16.312,8065.25.9+4,580

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, Greater Sydney: 3.7% New Zealand, Greater Sydney: 1.8% India, Greater Sydney: 2.7% Philippines, Greater Sydney: 1.6% Bangladesh, Greater Sydney: 0.5% Fiji, Greater Sydney: 0.7% China, Greater Sydney: 4.7% Samoa, Greater Sydney: 0.2% Lebanon, Greater Sydney: 1.2% South Africa, Greater Sydney: 0.7% United Kingdom, Macarthur Region: 3.7% New Zealand, Macarthur Region: 2.0% India, Macarthur Region: 1.9% Philippines, Macarthur Region: 1.7% Bangladesh, Macarthur Region: 1.2% Fiji, Macarthur Region: 1.2% China, Macarthur Region: 0.8% Samoa, Macarthur Region: 0.6% Lebanon, Macarthur Region: 0.5% South Africa, Macarthur Region: 0.5%
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, Macarthur Region: -556 New Zealand, Macarthur Region: +910 India, Macarthur Region: +2,166 Philippines, Macarthur Region: +820 Bangladesh, Macarthur Region: +1,560 Fiji, Macarthur Region: +746 China, Macarthur Region: +833 Samoa, Macarthur Region: +229 Lebanon, Macarthur Region: +323 South Africa, Macarthur Region: +129
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 Macarthur Region in 2016 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, 24.2% of the population was born overseas, and 17.4% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 36.7% and 29.3% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the Macarthur Region was India, where 1.9% of the population, or 5,365 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in the Macarthur Region and Greater Sydney were:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (0.8% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (0.4% compared to 1.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 13,303 or 24.0%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 12,583 or 34.1%.

The largest changes in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were for those born in:

  • India (+2,166 persons)
  • Bangladesh (+1,560 persons)
  • Nepal (+987 persons)
  • New Zealand (+910 persons)

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