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Urrbrae - Springfield and District

Birthplace

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In 2016, 15% of people in Urrbrae - Springfield and District, 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 Urrbrae - Springfield and District. 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, Urrbrae - Springfield and District'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
Urrbrae - Springfield and District - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom895.46.81177.17.2-27
map this data in atlas.idChina724.42.0311.91.2+42
South Africa
301.90.6321.90.6-1
Hong Kong
291.80.2130.80.3+17
New Zealand
241.50.9191.10.9+6

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

Birthplace - Summary
Urrbrae - Springfield and District - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born40924.822.640024.222.1+10
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds23914.513.320812.612.4+31
Main English speaking countries
17010.39.219211.69.7-22
Australia
1,17771.473.31,21373.374.6-36
Not stated
623.84.1412.53.3+22

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 United Kingdom, City of Mitcham: 6.8% China, City of Mitcham: 2.0% South Africa, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Hong Kong, City of Mitcham: 0.2% New Zealand, City of Mitcham: 0.9% United Kingdom, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 5.4% China, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 4.4% South Africa, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 1.9% Hong Kong, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 1.8% New Zealand, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: 1.5%
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 United Kingdom, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: -27 China, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: +42 South Africa, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: -1 Hong Kong, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: +17 New Zealand, Urrbrae - Springfield and District: +6
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 Urrbrae - Springfield and District 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, 24.8% of the population was born overseas, and 14.5% 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 Urrbrae - Springfield and District and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in China (4.4% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Hong Kong (1.8% compared to 0.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in South Africa (1.9% compared to 0.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (5.4% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 9 or 2.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 31 or 14.9%.

There were no major differences in Urrbrae - Springfield and District between 2011 and 2016.

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