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In 2011, 3% of people in McLaren Flat, 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 McLaren Flat. 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, McLaren Flat'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
McLaren Flat - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom18913.113.0677.712.8+121

Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
McLaren Flat - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born24416.921.811813.320.9+126
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds362.66.7414.76.3-5
Main English speaking countries
Not stated

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in McLaren Flat in 2011 compared to the City of Onkaparinga 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, 16.9% of the population was born overseas, and 2.6% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 21.8% and 6.7% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

There were no major differences between McLaren Flat and City of Onkaparinga in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 126 or 106.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 5 or 12.2%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+121 persons)

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