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In 2016, 4% of people in Shire of Murray, 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 Shire of Murray. 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, Shire of Murray'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 Murray - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom1,69710.210.41,58511.211.4+112
New Zealand4402.63.23412.43.1+99
South Africa960.61.8530.41.7+43
Netherlands870.50.4900.60.5-3
Philippines780.51.3430.30.8+35
United States of America530.30.4420.30.4+11
Ireland530.30.8400.30.7+13
Germany510.30.4540.40.5-3
Italy460.30.9490.31.0-3
India340.22.4320.21.6+2
Canada330.20.2160.10.3+17
Zimbabwe290.20.5250.20.5+4
Thailand280.20.3240.20.3+4
Malaysia280.21.5170.11.4+11
Singapore270.20.7250.20.8+2
Indonesia150.10.5100.10.5+5
Sri Lanka110.10.430.00.3+8
Denmark110.10.060.00.1+5
Kenya110.10.3110.10.20
Switzerland100.10.170.00.1+3
Hong Kong100.10.380.10.3+2
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Shire of Murray - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Total overseas born2,96717.836.12,64918.734.4+318
Non-English speaking backgrounds5953.619.35724.016.7+23
Main English speaking countries2,37214.216.82,07714.717.7+295
Australia12,18673.157.310,59274.959.7+1,594
Not stated1,5139.16.69096.45.9+604

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 Perth: 10.4% New Zealand, Greater Perth: 3.2% South Africa, Greater Perth: 1.8% Netherlands, Greater Perth: 0.4% Philippines, Greater Perth: 1.3% United States of America, Greater Perth: 0.4% Ireland, Greater Perth: 0.8% Germany, Greater Perth: 0.4% Italy, Greater Perth: 0.9% India, Greater Perth: 2.4% United Kingdom, Shire of Murray: 10.2% New Zealand, Shire of Murray: 2.6% South Africa, Shire of Murray: 0.6% Netherlands, Shire of Murray: 0.5% Philippines, Shire of Murray: 0.5% United States of America, Shire of Murray: 0.3% Ireland, Shire of Murray: 0.3% Germany, Shire of Murray: 0.3% Italy, Shire of Murray: 0.3% India, Shire of Murray: 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, Shire of Murray: +112 New Zealand, Shire of Murray: +99 South Africa, Shire of Murray: +43 Netherlands, Shire of Murray: -3 Philippines, Shire of Murray: +35 United States of America, Shire of Murray: +11 Ireland, Shire of Murray: +13 Germany, Shire of Murray: -3 Italy, Shire of Murray: -3 India, Shire of Murray: +2
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 Shire of Murray in 2016 compared to Greater Perth 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, 17.8% of the population was born overseas, and 3.6% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 36.1% and 19.3% respectively for Greater Perth.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Shire of Murray and Greater Perth were:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.2% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Malaysia (0.2% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in South Africa (0.6% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 318 or 12.0%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 23 or 4.0%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+112 persons)
  • New Zealand (+99 persons)

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