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In 2011, 7% of people in the City of Onkaparinga, 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 City of Onkaparinga. 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 City of Onkaparinga'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
City of Onkaparinga - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom20,66913.08.319,10012.88.8+1,569
New Zealand
1,6601.00.81,4911.00.8+169
map this data in atlas.idGermany1,3360.80.81,3340.90.9+2
map this data in atlas.idNetherlands1,0270.60.41,0870.70.5-60
South Africa
7990.50.44740.30.3+325
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines7040.40.65250.40.4+179
Poland
6230.40.46740.50.5-51
India
5540.31.43250.20.5+229
Italy
5230.31.65440.41.8-21
China
4420.31.31490.10.7+293
Ireland
4300.30.24070.30.2+23
United States of America
3740.20.32970.20.3+77
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
2700.20.33070.20.3-37
Malaysia
2590.20.51700.10.4+89
Greece
2490.20.72960.20.8-47
Iran
2360.10.22050.10.2+31
Canada
1920.10.21440.10.1+48
Pakistan
1810.10.1600.00.1+121
Croatia
1770.10.21820.10.3-5
Lebanon
1660.10.11610.10.1+5
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
City of Onkaparinga - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born34,79621.825.331,27520.923.3+3,521
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds10,6726.715.19,3626.312.8+1,310
Main English speaking countries
24,12415.110.221,91314.610.5+2,211
Australia
118,58874.370.2111,45574.471.1+7,133
Not stated
6,1963.94.57,0074.75.6-811

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% New Zealand, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Germany, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Netherlands, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% South Africa, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Philippines, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Poland, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% India, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Italy, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% China, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% United Kingdom, City of Onkaparinga: 13.0% New Zealand, City of Onkaparinga: 1.0% Germany, City of Onkaparinga: 0.8% Netherlands, City of Onkaparinga: 0.6% South Africa, City of Onkaparinga: 0.5% Philippines, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% Poland, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% India, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3% Italy, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3% China, City of Onkaparinga: 0.3%
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, City of Onkaparinga: +1,569 New Zealand, City of Onkaparinga: +169 Germany, City of Onkaparinga: +2 Netherlands, City of Onkaparinga: -60 South Africa, City of Onkaparinga: +325 Philippines, City of Onkaparinga: +179 Poland, City of Onkaparinga: -51 India, City of Onkaparinga: +229 Italy, City of Onkaparinga: -21 China, City of Onkaparinga: +293
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in the City of Onkaparinga 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, 21.8% of the population was born overseas, and 6.7% 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 City of Onkaparinga was Germany, where 0.8% of the population, or 1,336 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in the City of Onkaparinga and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (13.0% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Italy (0.3% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.3% compared to 1.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 3,521 or 11.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,310 or 14.0%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+1,569 persons)
  • South Africa (+325 persons)
  • China (+293 persons)
  • India (+229 persons)

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