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In 2011, 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.

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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom1,58511.211.41,38711.611.9+198
New Zealand3412.43.12472.12.4+94
Netherlands900.60.5880.70.5+2
Germany540.40.5520.40.5+2
South Africa530.41.7370.31.3+16
Italy490.31.0500.41.2-1
Philippines430.30.8150.10.4+28
United States of America420.30.4340.30.4+8
Ireland400.30.7330.30.5+7
India320.21.6350.30.9-3
Singapore250.20.8190.20.7+6
Zimbabwe250.20.5200.20.3+5
Thailand240.20.330.00.2+21
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Total overseas born2,64918.734.42,23018.630.9+419
Non-English speaking backgrounds5724.016.74774.014.2+95
Main English speaking countries2,07714.717.71,75314.616.7+324
Australia10,59274.959.78,70672.762.0+1,886
Not stated9096.45.91,0378.77.2-128

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 Perth: 11.4% New Zealand, Greater Perth: 3.1% Netherlands, Greater Perth: 0.5% Germany, Greater Perth: 0.5% South Africa, Greater Perth: 1.7% Italy, Greater Perth: 1.0% Philippines, Greater Perth: 0.8% United States of America, Greater Perth: 0.4% Ireland, Greater Perth: 0.7% India, Greater Perth: 1.6% United Kingdom, Shire of Murray: 11.2% New Zealand, Shire of Murray: 2.4% Netherlands, Shire of Murray: 0.6% Germany, Shire of Murray: 0.4% South Africa, Shire of Murray: 0.4% Italy, Shire of Murray: 0.3% Philippines, Shire of Murray: 0.3% United States of America, Shire of Murray: 0.3% Ireland, Shire of Murray: 0.3% India, Shire of Murray: 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, Shire of Murray: +198 New Zealand, Shire of Murray: +94 Netherlands, Shire of Murray: +2 Germany, Shire of Murray: +2 South Africa, Shire of Murray: +16 Italy, Shire of Murray: -1 Philippines, Shire of Murray: +28 United States of America, Shire of Murray: +8 Ireland, Shire of Murray: +7 India, Shire of Murray: -3
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 Shire of Murray in 2011 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, 18.7% of the population was born overseas, and 4.0% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 34.4% and 16.7% 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 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in South Africa (0.4% compared to 1.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 419 or 18.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 95 or 19.9%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+198 persons)
  • New Zealand (+94 persons)

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