Shire of MorawaCommunity profile

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In 2011, 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.

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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom404.56.3364.46.5+4

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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Total overseas born859.517.2708.514.7+15
Non-English speaking backgrounds161.85.9151.84.4+1
Main English speaking countries697.711.4556.710.2+14
Not stated839.38.4425.18.7+41

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 Morawa 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, 9.5% of the population was born overseas, and 1.8% 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 Morawa and Regional WA was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (4.5% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 15 or 21.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1 or 6.7%.

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

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