In 2011, 9% of people in Smithfield Plains, 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 Plains. 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.
Derived from the Census question:
'In which country was the person born?'
|Birthplace - Ranked by size|
|Smithfield Plains - Overseas born (Usual residence)||2011||2006||Change|
|Birthplace||Number||%||City of Playford %||Number||%||City of Playford %||2006 to 2011|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.(Usual residence data)
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
(Usual residence data)
Analysis of the country of birth of the population in Smithfield Plains in 2011 compared to the City of Playford shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, and a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.
Overall, 18.9% of the population was born overseas, and 8.9% 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 Smithfield Plains and the City of Playford were:
- A larger percentage of people born in Afghanistan (1.7% compared to 0.4%)
- A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (8.7% compared to 11.7%)
Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 71 or 19.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 120 or 141.2%.
The largest change in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 was for those born in:
- United Kingdom (-55 persons)