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In 2016, 12% of people in Elizabeth East, 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 East. 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 East'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
Elizabeth East - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom55612.89.265515.311.7-99
map this data in atlas.idAfghanistan1242.90.8681.60.4+56
Philippines
551.30.7340.80.6+21
Pakistan
410.90.230.10.0+38
Syria
290.70.20--0.0+29
map this data in atlas.idGermany240.60.4411.00.6-17
Ireland
200.50.2230.50.3-3

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

Birthplace - Summary
Elizabeth East - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,11525.821.11,14726.721.7-32
Non-English speaking backgrounds
51511.910.64219.88.5+94
Main English speaking countries
60013.910.572616.913.2-126
Australia
2,78964.571.22,93168.373.0-142
Not stated
4239.87.72114.95.4+212

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, City of Playford: 9.2% Afghanistan, City of Playford: 0.8% Philippines, City of Playford: 0.7% Pakistan, City of Playford: 0.2% Syria, City of Playford: 0.2% Germany, City of Playford: 0.4% Ireland, City of Playford: 0.2% United Kingdom, Elizabeth East: 12.8% Afghanistan, Elizabeth East: 2.9% Philippines, Elizabeth East: 1.3% Pakistan, Elizabeth East: 0.9% Syria, Elizabeth East: 0.7% Germany, Elizabeth East: 0.6% Ireland, Elizabeth East: 0.5%
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, Elizabeth East: -99 Afghanistan, Elizabeth East: +56 Philippines, Elizabeth East: +21 Pakistan, Elizabeth East: +38 Syria, Elizabeth East: +29 Germany, Elizabeth East: -17 Ireland, Elizabeth East: -3
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 Elizabeth East in 2016 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, 25.8% of the population was born overseas, and 11.9% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 21.1% and 10.6% respectively for the City of Playford.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Elizabeth East was Afghanistan, where 2.9% of the population, or 124 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Elizabeth East and the City of Playford were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (12.8% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Afghanistan (2.9% compared to 0.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 32 or 2.8%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 94 or 22.3%.

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

  • United Kingdom (-99 persons)
  • Afghanistan (+56 persons)

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