Shire of MooraCommunity profile

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In 2011, 3% of people in the Shire of Moora, 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 the Shire of Moora. 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, the Shire of Moora'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
Shire of Moora - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom1084.46.3823.46.5+26
New Zealand732.93.4763.22.5-3

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

Birthplace - Summary
Shire of Moora - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Total overseas born29311.817.225310.514.7+40
Non-English speaking backgrounds712.95.9642.74.4+7
Main English speaking countries2229.011.41897.810.2+33
Not stated1345.48.41194.98.7+15

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in the Shire of Moora in 2011 compared to Regional WA 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, 11.8% of the population was born overseas, and 2.9% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 17.2% and 5.9% respectively for Regional WA.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in the Shire of Moora and Regional WA was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (4.4% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 40 or 15.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 7 or 10.9%.

There were no major differences in the Shire of Moora between 2006 and 2011.

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