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In 2011, 7% of people in Belair, 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 Belair. 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, Belair'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
Belair - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom52011.87.248211.07.4+38
Germany
461.00.8531.20.9-7
New Zealand
431.00.9290.70.8+14
Netherlands
320.70.4220.50.5+10
United States of America
290.70.5400.90.4-11
South Africa
270.60.6310.70.5-4
Canada
240.50.3140.30.3+10

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

Birthplace - Summary
Belair - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born96021.922.193321.420.8+27
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds3006.812.43217.311.3-21
Main English speaking countries
66015.09.761214.09.6+48
Australia
3,21473.274.63,31575.975.2-101
Not stated
2174.93.31202.84.0+97

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, City of Mitcham: 7.2% Germany, City of Mitcham: 0.8% New Zealand, City of Mitcham: 0.9% Netherlands, City of Mitcham: 0.4% United States of America, City of Mitcham: 0.5% South Africa, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Canada, City of Mitcham: 0.3% United Kingdom, Belair: 11.8% Germany, Belair: 1.0% New Zealand, Belair: 1.0% Netherlands, Belair: 0.7% United States of America, Belair: 0.7% South Africa, Belair: 0.6% Canada, Belair: 0.5%
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 United Kingdom, Belair: +38 Germany, Belair: -7 New Zealand, Belair: +14 Netherlands, Belair: +10 United States of America, Belair: -11 South Africa, Belair: -4 Canada, Belair: +10
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 Belair in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a similar proportion of people born overseas, and a similar proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 21.9% of the population was born overseas, and 6.8% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 22.1% and 12.4% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (11.8% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 27 or 2.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 21 or 6.5%.

There were no major differences in Belair between 2006 and 2011.

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