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In 2016, 29% 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.

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
St Marys - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idIndia1033.81.01254.61.0-22
Indonesia
913.40.51023.80.5-11
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom883.36.8993.77.2-11
map this data in atlas.idChina782.92.0792.91.2-1
Vietnam
602.20.4140.50.2+46
Philippines
471.70.4532.00.3-6
map this data in atlas.idGreece461.70.8471.70.9-1
Iran
351.30.3190.70.2+16
Sri Lanka
291.10.3331.20.3-4
Italy
261.00.6190.70.6+7
Pakistan
240.90.380.30.2+16
New Zealand
220.80.9200.70.9+2
Bangladesh
220.80.1491.80.2-27
Malaysia
200.70.6100.40.6+10
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
St Marys - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born90333.622.697336.122.1-70
Non-English speaking backgrounds
77628.913.383030.812.4-54
Main English speaking countries
1274.79.21435.39.7-16
Australia
1,64461.273.31,60559.674.6+39
Not stated
1405.24.11144.23.3+26

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

Birthplace, 2016
Birthplace, 2016 India, City of Mitcham: 1.0% Indonesia, City of Mitcham: 0.5% United Kingdom, City of Mitcham: 6.8% China, City of Mitcham: 2.0% Vietnam, City of Mitcham: 0.4% Philippines, City of Mitcham: 0.4% Greece, City of Mitcham: 0.8% Iran, City of Mitcham: 0.3% Sri Lanka, City of Mitcham: 0.3% Italy, City of Mitcham: 0.6% India, St Marys: 3.8% Indonesia, St Marys: 3.4% United Kingdom, St Marys: 3.3% China, St Marys: 2.9% Vietnam, St Marys: 2.2% Philippines, St Marys: 1.7% Greece, St Marys: 1.7% Iran, St Marys: 1.3% Sri Lanka, St Marys: 1.1% Italy, St Marys: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 India, St Marys: -22 Indonesia, St Marys: -11 United Kingdom, St Marys: -11 China, St Marys: -1 Vietnam, St Marys: +46 Philippines, St Marys: -6 Greece, St Marys: -1 Iran, St Marys: +16 Sri Lanka, St Marys: -4 Italy, St Marys: +7
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 33.6% of the population was born overseas, and 28.9% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 22.6% and 13.3% 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 Indonesia (3.4% compared to 0.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (3.8% compared to 1.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (2.2% compared to 0.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (3.3% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 70 or 7.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 54 or 6.5%.

There were no major differences in St Marys between 2011 and 2016.

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