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In 2011, 8% of people in Clapham, 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 Clapham. 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, Clapham'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
Clapham - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom794.97.2734.77.4+6

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

Birthplace - Summary
Clapham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born24715.322.123915.220.8+8
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1378.512.41378.711.30
Main English speaking countries
1106.89.71026.59.6+8
Australia
1,33082.274.61,26880.975.2+62
Not stated
412.53.3613.94.0-20

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in Clapham in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham 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, 15.3% of the population was born overseas, and 8.5% 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 Clapham and the City of Mitcham was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (4.9% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 8 or 3.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background remained stable 0 or 0.0%.

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

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