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In 2011, 11% of people in Lower 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 Lower 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, Lower 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
Lower Mitcham - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom1205.87.21376.97.4-17
South Korea
211.00.3130.60.2+8

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

Birthplace - Summary
Lower Mitcham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born37818.322.134217.320.8+37
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds21810.512.41809.111.3+38
Main English speaking countries
1607.79.71618.29.6-1
Australia
1,63478.974.61,60281.075.2+32
Not stated
592.93.3341.74.0+26

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 Lower Mitcham 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, 18.3% of the population was born overseas, and 10.5% 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 Lower Mitcham and the City of Mitcham was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (5.8% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 36 or 10.5%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 38 or 21.1%.

There were no major differences in Lower Mitcham between 2006 and 2011.

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