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In 2011, 9% of people in 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 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, 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
Mitcham - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom1478.37.2985.87.4+49
Canada
241.30.3150.90.3+9
New Zealand
231.30.9301.80.8-7

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

Birthplace - Summary
Mitcham - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born39522.422.134420.520.8+52
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1649.312.418010.711.3-17
Main English speaking countries
23113.19.71639.79.6+68
Australia
1,32274.974.61,25774.975.2+65
Not stated
492.83.3784.64.0-29

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% Canada, City of Mitcham: 0.3% New Zealand, City of Mitcham: 0.9% United Kingdom, Mitcham: 8.3% Canada, Mitcham: 1.3% New Zealand, Mitcham: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 United Kingdom, Mitcham: +49 Canada, Mitcham: +9 New Zealand, Mitcham: -7
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 Mitcham 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, 22.4% of the population was born overseas, and 9.3% 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 Mitcham and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (8.3% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Canada (1.3% compared to 0.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 51 or 14.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 16 or 8.9%.

The largest change in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 was for those born in:

  • United Kingdom (+49 persons)

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