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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In 2016, 11% of people in the City of Playford, 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 Playford. 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 Playford'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
City of Playford - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom8,1929.27.49,23811.78.3-1,046
map this data in atlas.idAfghanistan7590.80.53380.40.2+421
New Zealand
6040.70.86240.80.8-20
Philippines
6040.70.84470.60.6+157
map this data in atlas.idVietnam5590.61.14640.61.0+95
Sudan
4770.50.12370.30.1+240
India
4260.52.02160.31.4+210
map this data in atlas.idGermany3980.40.64600.60.8-62
Italy
3980.41.34510.61.6-53
Bhutan
3500.40.1680.10.1+282
Netherlands
3470.40.43960.50.4-49
Cambodia
2790.30.22010.30.2+78
Nepal
2510.30.2220.00.1+229
Kenya
2150.20.11130.10.1+102
South Africa
2070.20.41660.20.4+41
Congo, Democratic Republic of
1970.20.01020.10.0+95
Tanzania
1730.20.01600.20.0+13
Ireland
1700.20.22080.30.2-38
Syria
1580.20.130.00.0+155
United States of America
1530.20.31340.20.3+19
Greece
1520.20.61910.20.7-39
Pakistan
1520.20.3210.00.1+131
China
1450.21.81000.11.3+45
Burma (Myanmar)
1420.20.1260.00.0+116
Zimbabwe
1360.20.1550.10.1+81
Thailand
1300.10.21210.20.2+9
Romania
1290.10.11410.20.1-12
Sri Lanka
1120.10.3230.00.2+89
El Salvador
1100.10.11050.10.1+5
Malaysia
1090.10.6790.10.5+30
Poland
1020.10.41310.20.4-29
Iran
1010.10.3780.10.2+23
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
990.10.21400.20.3-41
Indonesia
920.10.2480.10.1+44
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
City of Playford - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born18,88621.126.317,13121.725.3+1,755
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds9,51310.617.06,7208.515.1+2,793
Main English speaking countries
9,37310.59.210,41113.210.2-1,038
Australia
63,60371.268.257,72873.070.2+5,875
Not stated
6,8777.75.54,2545.44.5+2,623

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Birthplace, 2016
Birthplace, 2016 United Kingdom, Greater Adelaide: 7.4% Afghanistan, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% Philippines, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% New Zealand, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Vietnam, Greater Adelaide: 1.1% Sudan, Greater Adelaide: 0.1% India, Greater Adelaide: 2.0% Italy, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Germany, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Bhutan, Greater Adelaide: 0.1% United Kingdom, City of Playford: 9.2% Afghanistan, City of Playford: 0.8% Philippines, City of Playford: 0.7% New Zealand, City of Playford: 0.7% Vietnam, City of Playford: 0.6% Sudan, City of Playford: 0.5% India, City of Playford: 0.5% Italy, City of Playford: 0.4% Germany, City of Playford: 0.4% Bhutan, City of Playford: 0.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 United Kingdom, City of Playford: -1,046 Afghanistan, City of Playford: +421 Philippines, City of Playford: +157 New Zealand, City of Playford: -20 Vietnam, City of Playford: +95 Sudan, City of Playford: +240 India, City of Playford: +210 Italy, City of Playford: -53 Germany, City of Playford: -62 Bhutan, City of Playford: +282
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 City of Playford in 2016 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, 21.1% of the population was born overseas, and 10.6% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 26.3% and 17.0% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the City of Playford was Afghanistan, where 0.8% of the population, or 759 people, were born.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (9.2% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (0.2% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.5% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,755 or 10.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 2,793 or 41.6%.

The largest changes in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were for those born in:

  • United Kingdom (-1,046 persons)
  • Afghanistan (+421 persons)
  • Bhutan (+282 persons)
  • Sudan (+240 persons)

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