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In 2011, 7% of people in the Shire of Plantagenet, 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 Shire of Plantagenet. 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 Shire of Plantagenet'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 Plantagenet - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom4699.66.346610.46.5+3
New Zealand982.03.4741.72.5+24
Afghanistan491.00.2230.50.0+26
South Africa481.01.0260.60.6+22
Indonesia410.80.100.00.1+41
Germany340.70.4290.60.4+5
Netherlands250.50.4300.70.4-5
Philippines240.50.8100.20.3+14

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

Birthplace - Summary
Shire of Plantagenet - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Total overseas born97620.017.280518.014.7+171
Non-English speaking backgrounds3276.75.92094.74.4+118
Main English speaking countries64913.311.459613.310.2+53
Australia3,63674.574.43,33874.576.6+298
Not stated2715.58.43407.68.7-69

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 WA: 6.3% New Zealand, Regional WA: 3.4% Afghanistan, Regional WA: 0.2% South Africa, Regional WA: 1.0% Indonesia, Regional WA: 0.1% Germany, Regional WA: 0.4% Netherlands, Regional WA: 0.4% Philippines, Regional WA: 0.8% United Kingdom, Shire of Plantagenet: 9.6% New Zealand, Shire of Plantagenet: 2.0% Afghanistan, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.0% South Africa, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.0% Indonesia, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.8% Germany, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.7% Netherlands, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.5% Philippines, Shire of Plantagenet: 0.5%
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, Shire of Plantagenet: +3 New Zealand, Shire of Plantagenet: +24 Afghanistan, Shire of Plantagenet: +26 South Africa, Shire of Plantagenet: +22 Indonesia, Shire of Plantagenet: +41 Germany, Shire of Plantagenet: +5 Netherlands, Shire of Plantagenet: -5 Philippines, Shire of Plantagenet: +14
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 Shire of Plantagenet in 2011 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas, as well as a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 20.0% of the population was born overseas, and 6.7% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 17.2% and 5.9% respectively for Regional WA.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in the Shire of Plantagenet and Regional WA were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (9.6% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in New Zealand (2.0% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 171 or 21.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 118 or 56.5%.

There were no major differences in the Shire of Plantagenet between 2006 and 2011.

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