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In 2011, 42% of people in Bedford Park, 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 Bedford Park. 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, Bedford Park'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
Bedford Park - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idChina1035.61.21337.10.9-30
Indonesia
955.20.5743.90.4+21
map this data in atlas.idIndia945.11.0542.90.6+40
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom532.97.2613.27.4-8
Singapore
462.50.3613.20.3-15
Malaysia
462.50.6502.70.5-4
map this data in atlas.idGreece351.90.9361.91.0-1
South Korea
241.30.3241.30.20
Hong Kong
221.20.3100.50.2+12
Bangladesh
211.20.280.40.1+13

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

Birthplace - Summary
Bedford Park - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born85246.722.184344.920.8+9
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds76241.712.472338.511.3+39
Main English speaking countries
904.99.71206.49.6-30
Australia
87848.174.694750.475.2-69
Not stated
965.33.3894.74.0+7

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 China, City of Mitcham: 1.2% Indonesia, City of Mitcham: 0.5% India, City of Mitcham: 1.0% United Kingdom, City of Mitcham: 7.2% Singapore, City of Mitcham: 0.3% Malaysia, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Greece, City of Mitcham: 0.9% South Korea, City of Mitcham: 0.3% Hong Kong, City of Mitcham: 0.3% Bangladesh, City of Mitcham: 0.2% China, Bedford Park: 5.6% Indonesia, Bedford Park: 5.2% India, Bedford Park: 5.1% United Kingdom, Bedford Park: 2.9% Singapore, Bedford Park: 2.5% Malaysia, Bedford Park: 2.5% Greece, Bedford Park: 1.9% South Korea, Bedford Park: 1.3% Hong Kong, Bedford Park: 1.2% Bangladesh, Bedford Park: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 China, Bedford Park: -30 Indonesia, Bedford Park: +21 India, Bedford Park: +40 United Kingdom, Bedford Park: -8 Singapore, Bedford Park: -15 Malaysia, Bedford Park: -4 Greece, Bedford Park: -1 South Korea, Bedford Park: 0 Hong Kong, Bedford Park: +12 Bangladesh, Bedford Park: +13
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 Bedford Park in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas, as well as a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 46.7% of the population was born overseas, and 41.7% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 22.1% and 12.4% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Bedford Park and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Indonesia (5.2% compared to 0.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in China (5.6% compared to 1.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (5.1% compared to 1.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (2.9% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 9 or 1.1%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 39 or 5.4%.

There were no major differences in Bedford Park between 2006 and 2011.

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