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In 2011, 12% of people in the City of Mitcham, 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 City of Mitcham. 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 City of Mitcham'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
City of Mitcham - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom4,5457.28.34,5577.48.8-12
map this data in atlas.idChina7481.21.35260.90.7+222
map this data in atlas.idIndia6481.01.43540.60.5+294
New Zealand
5890.90.84980.80.8+91
map this data in atlas.idGreece5680.90.76391.00.8-71
Germany
5220.80.85770.90.9-55
Italy
4040.61.64560.71.8-52
South Africa
3670.60.42860.50.3+81
Malaysia
3540.60.53310.50.4+23
Indonesia
2890.50.12400.40.1+49
United States of America
2850.50.32710.40.3+14
Netherlands
2740.40.43150.50.5-41
Philippines
2100.30.61840.30.4+26
South Korea
2060.30.31130.20.2+93
Canada
1890.30.21730.30.1+16
Poland
1790.30.41910.30.5-12
Singapore
1640.30.21750.30.1-11
Sri Lanka
1640.30.21120.20.1+52
Hong Kong
1610.30.21530.20.2+8
Ireland
1350.20.21230.20.2+12
Lebanon
1230.20.11490.20.1-26
Bangladesh
1210.20.1450.10.0+76
Japan
1140.20.11130.20.1+1
Iran
1130.20.21070.20.2+6
Vietnam
1120.21.0750.10.9+37
Pakistan
1060.20.1530.10.1+53
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
850.10.3840.10.3+1
France
810.10.1810.10.10
Thailand
760.10.2560.10.1+20
Hungary
740.10.1680.10.1+6
Croatia
730.10.2810.10.3-8
Cyprus
720.10.1760.10.1-4
Latvia
690.10.1970.20.1-28
Nepal
690.10.1110.00.0+58
Austria
650.10.1840.10.1-19
Ukraine
640.10.1780.10.1-14
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
City of Mitcham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born13,92822.125.312,87120.823.3+1,057
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds7,81812.415.16,96311.312.8+855
Main English speaking countries
6,1109.710.25,9089.610.5+202
Australia
46,92274.670.246,52375.271.1+399
Not stated
2,0523.34.52,4564.05.6-404

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 Adelaide: 8.3% China, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% India, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% New Zealand, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Greece, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% Germany, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Italy, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% South Africa, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Malaysia, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Indonesia, Greater Adelaide: 0.1% United Kingdom, City of Mitcham: 7.2% China, City of Mitcham: 1.2% India, City of Mitcham: 1.0% New Zealand, City of Mitcham: 0.9% Greece, City of Mitcham: 0.9% Germany, City of Mitcham: 0.8% Italy, City of Mitcham: 0.6% South Africa, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Malaysia, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Indonesia, City of Mitcham: 0.5%
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, City of Mitcham: -12 China, City of Mitcham: +222 India, City of Mitcham: +294 New Zealand, City of Mitcham: +91 Greece, City of Mitcham: -71 Germany, City of Mitcham: -55 Italy, City of Mitcham: -52 South Africa, City of Mitcham: +81 Malaysia, City of Mitcham: +23 Indonesia, City of Mitcham: +49
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 City of Mitcham in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide 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, 22.1% of the population was born overseas, and 12.4% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 25.3% and 15.1% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the City of Mitcham was China, where 1.2% of the population, or 748 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in the City of Mitcham and Greater Adelaide was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (7.2% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,057 or 8.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 855 or 12.3%.

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

  • India (+294 persons)
  • China (+222 persons)
  • South Korea (+93 persons)
  • New Zealand (+91 persons)

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