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In 2016, 5% of people in the District Council of Mount Barker, 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 District Council of Mount Barker. 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 District Council of Mount Barker'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
District Council of Mount Barker - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
2,3827.17.42,3818.08.3+1
New Zealand
2640.80.82410.80.8+23
map this data in atlas.idGermany2500.70.62560.90.8-6
South Africa
1930.60.41440.50.4+49
map this data in atlas.idNetherlands1710.50.41810.60.4-10
Philippines
1250.40.8760.30.6+49
United States of America
1180.40.31200.40.3-2
India
1080.32.0440.11.4+64
Canada
710.20.2600.20.2+11
Malaysia
700.20.6390.10.5+31
Italy
660.21.3700.21.6-4
Ireland
530.20.2490.20.2+4
China
420.11.8260.11.3+16
Japan
400.10.1280.10.1+12
Thailand
360.10.2210.10.2+15
Sri Lanka
340.10.3120.00.2+22
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
District Council of Mount Barker - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,61913.826.34,29314.425.3+326
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,5384.617.01,2984.415.1+240
Main English speaking countries
3,0819.29.22,99510.110.2+86
Australia
26,72380.168.224,53882.470.2+2,185
Not stated
2,0236.15.59323.14.5+1,091

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, Greater Adelaide: 7.4% New Zealand, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Germany, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% South Africa, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Netherlands, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Philippines, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% United States of America, Greater Adelaide: 0.3% India, Greater Adelaide: 2.0% Canada, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% Malaysia, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% United Kingdom, District Council of Mount Barker: 7.1% New Zealand, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.8% Germany, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.7% South Africa, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.6% Netherlands, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.5% Philippines, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.4% United States of America, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.4% India, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.3% Canada, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.2% Malaysia, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 United Kingdom, District Council of Mount Barker: +1 New Zealand, District Council of Mount Barker: +23 Germany, District Council of Mount Barker: -6 South Africa, District Council of Mount Barker: +49 Netherlands, District Council of Mount Barker: -10 Philippines, District Council of Mount Barker: +49 United States of America, District Council of Mount Barker: -2 India, District Council of Mount Barker: +64 Canada, District Council of Mount Barker: +11 Malaysia, District Council of Mount Barker: +31
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 the District Council of Mount Barker in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide 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, 13.8% of the population was born overseas, and 4.6% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 26.3% and 17.0% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the District Council of Mount Barker was Germany, where 0.7% of the population, or 250 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in the District Council of Mount Barker and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (0.1% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.3% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Italy (0.2% compared to 1.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 326 or 7.6%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 240 or 18.5%.

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

  • India (+64 persons)

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