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In 2011, 31% of people in St Marys, 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 St Marys. 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, St Marys'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
St Marys - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idIndia1254.61.0341.40.6+91
Indonesia
1023.80.5562.20.4+46
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom993.77.21405.67.4-41
map this data in atlas.idChina792.91.2361.40.9+43
Philippines
532.00.3361.40.3+17
Bangladesh
491.80.2160.60.1+33
map this data in atlas.idGreece471.70.9451.81.0+2
Sri Lanka
331.20.3361.40.2-3
Germany
291.10.8230.90.9+6
New Zealand
200.70.9220.90.8-2
Poland
200.70.3200.80.30

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

Birthplace - Summary
St Marys - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born97336.122.179831.820.8+175
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds83030.812.462224.811.3+208
Main English speaking countries
1435.39.71767.09.6-33
Australia
1,60559.674.61,57862.875.2+27
Not stated
1144.23.31375.54.0-23

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 India, City of Mitcham: 1.0% Indonesia, City of Mitcham: 0.5% United Kingdom, City of Mitcham: 7.2% China, City of Mitcham: 1.2% Philippines, City of Mitcham: 0.3% Bangladesh, City of Mitcham: 0.2% Greece, City of Mitcham: 0.9% Sri Lanka, City of Mitcham: 0.3% Germany, City of Mitcham: 0.8% New Zealand, City of Mitcham: 0.9% India, St Marys: 4.6% Indonesia, St Marys: 3.8% United Kingdom, St Marys: 3.7% China, St Marys: 2.9% Philippines, St Marys: 2.0% Bangladesh, St Marys: 1.8% Greece, St Marys: 1.7% Sri Lanka, St Marys: 1.2% Germany, St Marys: 1.1% New Zealand, St Marys: 0.7%
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 India, St Marys: +91 Indonesia, St Marys: +46 United Kingdom, St Marys: -41 China, St Marys: +43 Philippines, St Marys: +17 Bangladesh, St Marys: +33 Greece, St Marys: +2 Sri Lanka, St Marys: -3 Germany, St Marys: +6 New Zealand, St Marys: -2
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 St Marys in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas, as well as a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 36.1% of the population was born overseas, and 30.8% 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 St Marys and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in India (4.6% compared to 1.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Indonesia (3.8% compared to 0.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in China (2.9% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (3.7% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 175 or 21.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 208 or 33.4%.

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

  • India (+91 persons)

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