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In 2016, 2% of people in the Shire of Morawa, 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 Morawa. 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 Morawa'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
Shire of Morawa - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom273.76.0404.56.3-13
New Zealand141.93.4161.83.4-2

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

Birthplace - Summary
Shire of Morawa - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Total overseas born648.717.8859.517.2-21
Non-English speaking backgrounds131.86.6161.85.9-3
Main English speaking countries516.911.2697.711.4-18
Not stated7610.310.5839.38.4-7

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

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in the Shire of Morawa in 2016 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, 8.7% of the population was born overseas, and 1.8% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 17.8% and 6.6% respectively for Regional WA.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in the Shire of Morawa and Regional WA were:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (3.7% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in New Zealand (1.9% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 21 or 24.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 3 or 18.8%.

There were no major differences in the Shire of Morawa between 2011 and 2016.

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