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In 2011, 10% 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Elizabeth East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom65515.311.778018.014.6-125
Afghanistan
681.60.470.20.0+61
map this data in atlas.idGermany411.00.6230.50.7+18
Philippines
340.80.6240.50.4+10
Netherlands
310.70.5230.50.6+8
New Zealand
310.70.8220.50.6+9
India
270.60.3170.40.2+10
Italy
240.60.6200.50.7+4
Ireland
230.50.3180.40.3+5

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

Birthplace - Summary
Elizabeth East - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,14726.721.71,08825.122.2+59
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds4219.88.52626.06.3+159
Main English speaking countries
72616.913.282719.115.9-101
Australia
2,93168.373.02,92367.570.8+8
Not stated
2114.95.43177.37.0-106

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, City of Playford: 11.7% Afghanistan, City of Playford: 0.4% Germany, City of Playford: 0.6% Philippines, City of Playford: 0.6% New Zealand, City of Playford: 0.8% Netherlands, City of Playford: 0.5% India, City of Playford: 0.3% Italy, City of Playford: 0.6% Ireland, City of Playford: 0.3% United Kingdom, Elizabeth East: 15.3% Afghanistan, Elizabeth East: 1.6% Germany, Elizabeth East: 1.0% Philippines, Elizabeth East: 0.8% New Zealand, Elizabeth East: 0.7% Netherlands, Elizabeth East: 0.7% India, Elizabeth East: 0.6% Italy, Elizabeth East: 0.6% Ireland, Elizabeth East: 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, Elizabeth East: -125 Afghanistan, Elizabeth East: +61 Germany, Elizabeth East: +18 Philippines, Elizabeth East: +10 New Zealand, Elizabeth East: +9 Netherlands, Elizabeth East: +8 India, Elizabeth East: +10 Italy, Elizabeth East: +4 Ireland, Elizabeth East: +5
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 Elizabeth East 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, 26.7% of the population was born overseas, and 9.8% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 21.7% and 8.5% respectively for the City of Playford.

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 (15.3% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Afghanistan (1.6% compared to 0.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 59 or 5.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 159 or 60.7%.

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

  • United Kingdom (-125 persons)
  • Afghanistan (+61 persons)

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