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In 2011, 11% of people in Smithfield, 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 Smithfield. 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, Smithfield'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
Smithfield - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom27512.311.723115.614.6+45
Afghanistan
341.50.400.00.0+34
Sudan
221.00.300.00.0+22
Philippines
210.90.640.30.4+17

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

Birthplace - Summary
Smithfield - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born54124.221.733322.422.2+208
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds23710.68.5936.36.3+144
Main English speaking countries
30413.613.224016.215.9+64
Australia
1,51567.973.01,01068.070.8+506
Not stated
1767.95.41419.57.0+35

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% Sudan, City of Playford: 0.3% Philippines, City of Playford: 0.6% United Kingdom, Smithfield: 12.3% Afghanistan, Smithfield: 1.5% Sudan, Smithfield: 1.0% Philippines, Smithfield: 0.9%
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, Smithfield: +45 Afghanistan, Smithfield: +34 Sudan, Smithfield: +22 Philippines, Smithfield: +17
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 Smithfield 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, 24.2% of the population was born overseas, and 10.6% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 21.7% and 8.5% respectively for the City of Playford.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Smithfield and the City of Playford was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Afghanistan (1.5% compared to 0.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 208 or 62.5%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 144 or 154.8%.

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

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