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In 2016, 13% 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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual birthplace groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
City of Mitcham - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom4,4286.87.44,5457.28.3-117
map this data in atlas.idChina1,2852.01.87481.21.3+537
map this data in atlas.idIndia6751.02.06481.01.4+27
New Zealand
5580.90.85890.90.8-31
map this data in atlas.idGreece4930.80.65680.90.7-75
Germany
4460.70.65220.80.8-76
Malaysia
3940.60.63540.60.5+40
South Africa
3800.60.43670.60.4+13
Italy
3650.61.34040.61.6-39
Indonesia
3190.50.22890.50.1+30
United States of America
2980.50.32850.50.3+13
Vietnam
2800.41.11120.21.0+168
Netherlands
2730.40.42740.40.4-1
Philippines
2570.40.82100.30.6+47
South Korea
2030.30.32060.30.3-3
Sri Lanka
2020.30.31640.30.2+38
Singapore
1940.30.21640.30.2+30
Iran
1880.30.31130.20.2+75
Pakistan
1830.30.31060.20.1+77
Canada
1730.30.21890.30.2-16
Poland
1580.20.41790.30.4-21
Hong Kong
1570.20.31610.30.2-4
Nepal
1440.20.2690.10.1+75
Ireland
1420.20.21350.20.2+7
Lebanon
1290.20.11230.20.1+6
Japan
1060.20.11140.20.1-8
Bangladesh
950.10.11210.20.1-26
Papua New Guinea
860.10.1610.10.1+25
France
830.10.1810.10.1+2
Kenya
780.10.1520.10.1+26
Thailand
770.10.2760.10.2+1
Cyprus
750.10.1720.10.1+3
Hungary
720.10.1740.10.1-2
Russian Federation
710.10.1530.10.1+18
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
700.10.2850.10.3-15
Zimbabwe
680.10.1550.10.1+13
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born14,62422.626.313,92822.125.3+696
Non-English speaking backgrounds
8,64513.317.07,81812.415.1+827
Main English speaking countries
5,9799.29.26,1109.710.2-131
Australia
47,54673.368.246,92274.670.2+624
Not stated
2,6514.15.52,0523.34.5+599

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 Adelaide: 7.4% China, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% India, Greater Adelaide: 2.0% New Zealand, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Greece, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Germany, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Malaysia, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% South Africa, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Italy, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Indonesia, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% United Kingdom, City of Mitcham: 6.8% China, City of Mitcham: 2.0% India, City of Mitcham: 1.0% New Zealand, City of Mitcham: 0.9% Greece, City of Mitcham: 0.8% Germany, City of Mitcham: 0.7% Malaysia, City of Mitcham: 0.6% South Africa, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Italy, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Indonesia, City of Mitcham: 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, City of Mitcham: -117 China, City of Mitcham: +537 India, City of Mitcham: +27 New Zealand, City of Mitcham: -31 Greece, City of Mitcham: -75 Germany, City of Mitcham: -76 Malaysia, City of Mitcham: +40 South Africa, City of Mitcham: +13 Italy, City of Mitcham: -39 Indonesia, City of Mitcham: +30
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 City of Mitcham in 2016 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, 22.6% of the population was born overseas, and 13.3% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 26.3% and 17.0% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the City of Mitcham was China, where 2.0% of the population, or 1,285 people, were born.

There were no major differences between City of Mitcham and Greater Adelaide in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 696 or 5.0%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 827 or 10.6%.

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

  • China (+537 persons)
  • Vietnam (+168 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-117 persons)
  • Pakistan (+77 persons)

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