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In 2011, 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
North - East Region - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom1,2325.77.21,2785.97.4-47
New Zealand
1950.90.91840.90.8+11
map this data in atlas.idChina1930.91.21450.70.9+48
Italy
1690.80.61620.80.7+7
South Africa
1640.80.61090.50.5+56
map this data in atlas.idIndia1580.71.01050.50.6+53
map this data in atlas.idGreece1560.70.91790.81.0-23
Germany
1370.60.81380.60.9-1
Malaysia
1250.60.61370.60.5-12
South Korea
1080.50.3530.20.2+55
United States of America
890.40.5950.40.4-6
Netherlands
820.40.4800.40.5+2
Canada
740.30.3620.30.3+12
Vietnam
610.30.2260.10.1+35
Hong Kong
580.30.3690.30.2-11
Pakistan
570.30.2130.10.1+44
Singapore
520.20.3570.30.3-5
Sri Lanka
510.20.3300.10.2+21
Poland
490.20.3490.20.30
Nepal
440.20.160.00.0+38
Ireland
400.20.2350.20.2+5
Japan
370.20.2510.20.2-14
Philippines
320.10.3350.20.3-3
Cyprus
310.10.1190.10.1+12
Indonesia
280.10.5240.10.4+4
Lebanon
270.10.2270.10.20
France
270.10.1310.10.1-4
Croatia
250.10.1200.10.1+5
Hungary
220.10.180.00.1+14
Iran
220.10.2340.20.2-12
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,01318.522.13,72517.320.8+288
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds2,21910.212.41,9629.111.3+257
Main English speaking countries
1,7948.39.71,7638.29.6+31
Australia
17,04078.774.617,03979.175.2+1
Not stated
6062.83.37643.64.0-158

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 United Kingdom, City of Mitcham: 7.2% New Zealand, City of Mitcham: 0.9% China, City of Mitcham: 1.2% Italy, City of Mitcham: 0.6% South Africa, City of Mitcham: 0.6% India, City of Mitcham: 1.0% Greece, City of Mitcham: 0.9% Germany, City of Mitcham: 0.8% Malaysia, City of Mitcham: 0.6% South Korea, City of Mitcham: 0.3% United Kingdom, North - East Region: 5.7% New Zealand, North - East Region: 0.9% China, North - East Region: 0.9% Italy, North - East Region: 0.8% South Africa, North - East Region: 0.8% India, North - East Region: 0.7% Greece, North - East Region: 0.7% Germany, North - East Region: 0.6% Malaysia, North - East Region: 0.6% South Korea, North - East Region: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 United Kingdom, North - East Region: -47 New Zealand, North - East Region: +11 China, North - East Region: +48 Italy, North - East Region: +7 South Africa, North - East Region: +56 India, North - East Region: +53 Greece, North - East Region: -23 Germany, North - East Region: -1 Malaysia, North - East Region: -12 South Korea, North - East Region: +55
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 North - East Region in 2011 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, 18.5% of the population was born overseas, and 10.2% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 22.1% and 12.4% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

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 (5.7% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 288 or 7.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 257 or 13.1%.

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

  • South Africa (+56 persons)
  • South Korea (+55 persons)
  • India (+53 persons)

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