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In 2011, 17% of people in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA), 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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA). 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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)'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
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom237,3396.24.1214,7686.54.3+22,571
New Zealand124,6383.21.987,8482.72.0+36,789
India73,0951.92.033,2071.01.3+39,887
Philippines60,4801.61.442,8731.31.3+17,607
South Africa32,6250.80.819,5340.60.7+13,091
Italy29,4890.81.030,4570.91.1-968
China25,5650.73.414,3430.42.6+11,222
Fiji25,3500.70.720,3410.60.7+5,009
Sri Lanka24,1050.60.515,8420.50.4+8,263
Vietnam23,5360.61.619,2220.61.5+4,315
Iraq19,0380.50.711,6270.40.5+7,411
Malaysia16,7860.40.611,9140.40.5+4,872
Germany16,5480.40.416,1390.50.5+409
Lebanon14,6410.41.313,0290.41.3+1,612
Netherlands13,8250.40.214,2500.40.3-426
Malta13,0230.30.313,0520.40.4-29
Croatia12,6450.30.312,6480.40.4-2
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)11,8600.30.312,4730.40.4-613
Turkey11,4970.30.310,2110.30.3+1,286
Samoa11,3480.30.28,4420.30.2+2,906
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia11,2180.30.310,4410.30.3+777
Greece10,8540.30.711,7910.40.8-937
Ireland10,3580.30.48,5110.30.3+1,847
Afghanistan9,9240.30.24,7470.10.2+5,177
Indonesia9,7960.30.66,1450.20.5+3,651
Pakistan9,4080.20.35,0900.20.2+4,318
United States of America9,3650.20.57,1110.20.4+2,255
Egypt9,3140.20.47,7320.20.4+1,583
Poland9,2940.20.39,2750.30.3+19
Singapore9,0210.20.25,9690.20.2+3,052
Mauritius7,9920.20.16,3020.20.1+1,690
Thailand7,9280.20.34,6530.10.3+3,275
Sudan7,9170.20.14,5210.10.1+3,396
Bosnia and Herzegovina7,6350.20.26,7170.20.2+918
Chile7,0140.20.36,5690.20.3+445
Zimbabwe6,9120.20.13,3320.10.1+3,580
Hong Kong6,5010.20.85,7780.20.9+723
Burma (Myanmar)6,1240.20.13,5410.10.1+2,583
Bangladesh6,1070.20.43,0340.10.3+3,073
South Korea5,9140.20.94,0880.10.8+1,826
Iran5,7070.10.34,0230.10.3+1,684
Cambodia5,4130.10.24,3370.10.2+1,076
Canada4,8090.10.23,7970.10.2+1,011
Papua New Guinea4,7800.10.13,9980.10.1+782
Romania4,6540.10.14,4330.10.1+221
El Salvador3,9820.10.03,6670.10.0+315
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Total overseas born1,093,30828.334.2845,84725.531.7+247,462
Non-English speaking backgrounds674,17217.526.3504,27415.223.9+169,898
Main English speaking countries419,13610.97.9341,57210.37.8+77,564
Australia2,563,95466.559.92,254,39068.060.4+309,565
Not stated200,6975.25.9214,3806.57.9-13,682

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 Sydney: 4.1% New Zealand, Greater Sydney: 1.9% India, Greater Sydney: 2.0% Philippines, Greater Sydney: 1.4% South Africa, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Italy, Greater Sydney: 1.0% China, Greater Sydney: 3.4% Fiji, Greater Sydney: 0.7% Sri Lanka, Greater Sydney: 0.5% Vietnam, Greater Sydney: 1.6% United Kingdom, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 6.2% New Zealand, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 3.2% India, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.9% Philippines, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.6% South Africa, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 0.8% Italy, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 0.8% China, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 0.7% Fiji, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 0.7% Sri Lanka, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 0.6% Vietnam, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 United Kingdom, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +22,571 New Zealand, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +36,789 India, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +39,887 Philippines, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +17,607 South Africa, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +13,091 Italy, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -968 China, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +11,222 Fiji, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +5,009 Sri Lanka, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +8,263 Vietnam, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +4,315
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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 28.3% of the population was born overseas, and 17.5% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 34.2% and 26.3% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) was India, where 1.9% of the population, or 73,095 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (6.2% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in New Zealand (3.2% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (0.7% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 247,461 or 29.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 169,898 or 33.7%.

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

  • India (+39,887 persons)
  • New Zealand (+36,789 persons)
  • United Kingdom (+22,571 persons)
  • Philippines (+17,607 persons)

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