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In 2011, 8% 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
City of Playford - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom9,23811.78.310,21114.68.8-973
New Zealand
6240.80.84220.60.8+202
map this data in atlas.idVietnam4640.61.04220.60.9+42
map this data in atlas.idGermany4600.60.84740.70.9-14
Italy
4510.61.64820.71.8-31
Philippines
4470.60.62690.40.4+178
Netherlands
3960.50.44210.60.5-25
Afghanistan
3380.40.2180.00.1+320
Sudan
2370.30.100.00.1+237
India
2160.31.41090.20.5+107
Ireland
2080.30.22190.30.2-11
Cambodia
2010.30.21650.20.2+36
Greece
1910.20.72190.30.8-28
South Africa
1660.20.41210.20.3+45
Tanzania
1600.20.030.00.0+157
Romania
1410.20.11010.10.1+40
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
1400.20.31340.20.3+6
United States of America
1340.20.31100.20.3+24
Poland
1310.20.41160.20.5+15
Thailand
1210.20.2720.10.1+49
Kenya
1130.10.1140.00.1+99
El Salvador
1050.10.1950.10.1+10
Congo, Democratic Republic of
1020.10.000.00.0+102
Croatia
1020.10.21020.10.30
China
1000.11.3660.10.7+34
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born17,13121.725.315,54422.223.3+1,587
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds6,7208.515.14,4296.312.8+2,291
Main English speaking countries
10,41113.210.211,11515.910.5-704
Australia
57,72873.070.249,58970.871.1+8,139
Not stated
4,2545.44.54,8837.05.6-629

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% Vietnam, Greater Adelaide: 1.0% Germany, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Italy, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Philippines, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Netherlands, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Afghanistan, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% Sudan, Greater Adelaide: 0.1% India, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% United Kingdom, City of Playford: 11.7% New Zealand, City of Playford: 0.8% Vietnam, City of Playford: 0.6% Germany, City of Playford: 0.6% Italy, City of Playford: 0.6% Philippines, City of Playford: 0.6% Netherlands, City of Playford: 0.5% Afghanistan, City of Playford: 0.4% Sudan, City of Playford: 0.3% India, City of Playford: 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 Playford: -973 New Zealand, City of Playford: +202 Vietnam, City of Playford: +42 Germany, City of Playford: -14 Italy, City of Playford: -31 Philippines, City of Playford: +178 Netherlands, City of Playford: -25 Afghanistan, City of Playford: +320 Sudan, City of Playford: +237 India, City of Playford: +107
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 Playford 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, 21.7% of the population was born overseas, and 8.5% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 25.3% and 15.1% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

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 (11.7% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.3% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (0.1% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Italy (0.6% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,587 or 10.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 2,291 or 51.7%.

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

  • United Kingdom (-973 persons)
  • Afghanistan (+320 persons)
  • Sudan (+237 persons)
  • New Zealand (+202 persons)

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