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North - East Region

Birthplace

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In 2016, 10% of people in North - East Region, 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 North - East Region. 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, North - East Region'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
North - East Region - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom1,2485.86.81,2315.77.2+17
map this data in atlas.idChina4662.22.01930.91.2+273
map this data in atlas.idIndia1950.91.01580.71.0+37
New Zealand
1740.80.91950.90.9-21
map this data in atlas.idGreece1280.60.81560.70.9-28
South Africa
1260.60.61640.80.6-38
Malaysia
1220.60.61250.60.6-3
Italy
1180.60.61690.80.6-51
United States of America
1030.50.5890.40.5+14
Germany
1000.50.71370.60.8-37
South Korea
940.40.31080.50.3-14
Pakistan
730.30.3570.30.2+16
Vietnam
720.30.4610.30.2+11
Hong Kong
590.30.2580.30.3+1
Netherlands
530.20.4820.40.4-29
Canada
510.20.3740.30.3-23
Philippines
480.20.4320.10.3+16
Sri Lanka
480.20.3510.20.3-3
Nepal
450.20.2440.20.1+1
Iran
330.20.3220.10.2+11
Japan
320.10.2370.20.2-5
Poland
310.10.2490.20.3-18
Ireland
290.10.2400.20.2-11
Singapore
280.10.3520.20.3-24
Cyprus
270.10.1310.10.1-4
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
North - East Region - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born3,79517.722.64,01318.522.1-217
Non-English speaking backgrounds
2,0649.613.32,21910.212.4-155
Main English speaking countries
1,7318.19.21,7938.39.7-62
Australia
16,79578.373.317,04078.774.6-244
Not stated
8604.04.16062.83.3+254

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% India, City of Mitcham: 1.0% New Zealand, City of Mitcham: 0.9% Greece, City of Mitcham: 0.8% South Africa, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Malaysia, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Italy, City of Mitcham: 0.6% United States of America, City of Mitcham: 0.5% Germany, City of Mitcham: 0.7% United Kingdom, North - East Region: 5.8% China, North - East Region: 2.2% India, North - East Region: 0.9% New Zealand, North - East Region: 0.8% Greece, North - East Region: 0.6% South Africa, North - East Region: 0.6% Malaysia, North - East Region: 0.6% Italy, North - East Region: 0.6% United States of America, North - East Region: 0.5% Germany, North - East Region: 0.5%
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, North - East Region: +17 China, North - East Region: +273 India, North - East Region: +37 New Zealand, North - East Region: -21 Greece, North - East Region: -28 South Africa, North - East Region: -38 Malaysia, North - East Region: -3 Italy, North - East Region: -51 United States of America, North - East Region: +14 Germany, North - East Region: -37
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 North - East Region 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, 17.7% of the population was born overseas, and 9.6% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 22.6% and 13.3% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in North - East Region was China, where 2.2% of the population, or 466 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in North - East Region and the City of Mitcham was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (5.8% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 218 or 5.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 155 or 7.0%.

The largest changes in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were for those born in:

  • China (+273 persons)
  • Italy (-51 persons)

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