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In 2011, 14% of people in Elizabeth, 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 Elizabeth. 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, Elizabeth'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
Elizabeth - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom11410.911.714715.414.6-33

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

Birthplace - Summary
Elizabeth - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born27826.421.723925.022.2+39
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds14613.88.5747.76.3+72
Main English speaking countries
13312.613.216517.315.9-32
Australia
70366.873.063065.970.8+73
Not stated
716.75.4879.17.0-16

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 Elizabeth in 2011 compared to the City of Playford 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, 26.4% of the population was born overseas, and 13.8% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 21.7% and 8.5% respectively for the City of Playford.

There were no major differences between Elizabeth and City of Playford in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 39 or 16.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 72 or 97.3%.

There were no major differences in Elizabeth between 2006 and 2011.

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