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District Council of Mount Barker

Birthplace

In 2011, 4% 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.

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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
2,3818.08.32,0467.78.8+335
map this data in atlas.idGermany2560.90.82631.00.9-7
New Zealand
2410.80.82050.80.8+36
map this data in atlas.idNetherlands1810.60.41890.70.5-8
South Africa
1440.50.4910.30.3+53
United States of America
1200.40.3740.30.3+46
Philippines
760.30.6300.10.4+46
Italy
700.21.6790.31.8-9
Canada
600.20.2540.20.1+6
Ireland
490.20.2470.20.2+2
India
440.11.4280.10.5+16
Malaysia
390.10.5320.10.4+7
Papua New Guinea
310.10.1280.10.1+3
Zimbabwe
300.10.1170.10.1+13
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,29314.425.33,65213.823.3+641
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,2984.415.11,1354.312.8+163
Main English speaking countries
2,99510.110.22,5179.510.5+478
Australia
24,53882.470.221,56781.671.1+2,971
Not stated
9323.14.51,2224.65.6-290

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, Greater Adelaide: 8.3% Germany, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% New Zealand, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Netherlands, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% South Africa, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% United States of America, Greater Adelaide: 0.3% Philippines, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Italy, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Canada, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% Ireland, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% United Kingdom, District Council of Mount Barker: 8.0% Germany, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.9% New Zealand, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.8% Netherlands, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.6% South Africa, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.5% United States of America, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.4% Philippines, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.3% Italy, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.2% Canada, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.2% Ireland, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.2%
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, District Council of Mount Barker: +335 Germany, District Council of Mount Barker: -7 New Zealand, District Council of Mount Barker: +36 Netherlands, District Council of Mount Barker: -8 South Africa, District Council of Mount Barker: +53 United States of America, District Council of Mount Barker: +46 Philippines, District Council of Mount Barker: +46 Italy, District Council of Mount Barker: -9 Canada, District Council of Mount Barker: +6 Ireland, District Council of Mount Barker: +2
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 the District Council of Mount Barker in 2011 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, 14.4% of the population was born overseas, and 4.4% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 25.3% and 15.1% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the District Council of Mount Barker was Germany, where 0.9% of the population, or 256 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 Italy (0.2% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.1% compared to 1.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 641 or 17.6%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 163 or 14.4%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+335 persons)
  • South Africa (+53 persons)

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