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In 2016, 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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual birthplace groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Mitcham - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom1397.86.81478.37.2-8
map this data in atlas.idChina251.42.060.31.2+19

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

Birthplace - Summary
Mitcham - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born36020.022.639522.422.1-35
Non-English speaking backgrounds
1649.213.31639.312.4+1
Main English speaking countries
19510.99.223113.19.7-36
Australia
1,31973.473.31,32174.974.6-2
Not stated
1166.54.1482.83.3+68

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in Mitcham in 2016 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, 20.0% of the population was born overseas, and 9.2% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 22.6% and 13.3% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

There were no major differences between Mitcham and City of Mitcham in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 35 or 8.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1 or 0.6%.

There were no major differences in Mitcham between 2011 and 2016.

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