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In 2011, 2% of people in Parkes Shire, 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 Parkes Shire. 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, Parkes Shire'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
Parkes Shire - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom2151.53.72151.53.70
New Zealand760.51.1780.51.1-2
Philippines580.40.3310.20.2+27
Netherlands280.20.3360.30.3-8
Germany250.20.5300.20.5-5
South Africa250.20.3190.10.2+6
United States of America250.20.3150.10.2+10
Ireland210.10.270.00.1+14
China210.10.3130.10.2+8

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

Birthplace - Summary
Parkes Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Total overseas born6934.710.86234.410.3+70
Non-English speaking backgrounds3272.25.22802.04.9+47
Main English speaking countries3662.55.63432.45.4+23
Australia12,84888.083.812,92790.583.7-79
Not stated1,0517.25.47345.16.0+317

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, Regional NSW: 3.7% New Zealand, Regional NSW: 1.1% Philippines, Regional NSW: 0.3% Netherlands, Regional NSW: 0.3% United States of America, Regional NSW: 0.3% South Africa, Regional NSW: 0.3% Germany, Regional NSW: 0.5% Ireland, Regional NSW: 0.2% China, Regional NSW: 0.3% United Kingdom, Parkes Shire: 1.5% New Zealand, Parkes Shire: 0.5% Philippines, Parkes Shire: 0.4% Netherlands, Parkes Shire: 0.2% United States of America, Parkes Shire: 0.2% South Africa, Parkes Shire: 0.2% Germany, Parkes Shire: 0.2% Ireland, Parkes Shire: 0.1% China, Parkes Shire: 0.1%
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, Parkes Shire: 0 New Zealand, Parkes Shire: -2 Philippines, Parkes Shire: +27 Netherlands, Parkes Shire: -8 United States of America, Parkes Shire: +10 South Africa, Parkes Shire: +6 Germany, Parkes Shire: -5 Ireland, Parkes Shire: +14 China, Parkes Shire: +8
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 Parkes Shire in 2011 compared to Regional NSW 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, 4.7% of the population was born overseas, and 2.2% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 10.8% and 5.2% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Parkes Shire and Regional NSW was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (1.5% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 70 or 11.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 47 or 16.8%.

There were no major differences in Parkes Shire between 2006 and 2011.

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