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RDA Northern Territory

Birthplace

In 2011, 10% of people in the RDA Northern Territory, 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 the RDA Northern Territory. 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, the RDA Northern Territory'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
RDA Northern Territory - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom6,4513.03.96,0583.24.2+393
New Zealand3,9761.92.13,2041.72.0+772
Philippines3,5961.72.41,8721.01.4+1,724
India1,9270.91.15990.30.5+1,328
United States of America1,0730.50.31,0830.60.3-10
Greece1,0180.50.89210.50.8+97
Indonesia1,0020.50.87450.40.6+257
East Timor9740.50.81,0160.50.9-42
Germany9650.50.68420.40.6+123
China8720.40.73210.20.3+551
South Africa7580.40.44430.20.2+315
Thailand7190.30.55100.30.4+209
Vietnam6560.30.55520.30.5+104
Ireland6380.30.43050.20.2+333
Malaysia6380.30.55720.30.5+66
Papua New Guinea6080.30.46250.30.5-17
Zimbabwe5920.30.32800.10.1+312
Netherlands4490.20.24520.20.3-3
Italy4470.20.34660.20.3-19
Sri Lanka4290.20.33080.20.2+121
Iran3540.20.3260.00.0+328
Nepal3400.20.3210.00.0+319
Canada3210.20.22510.10.2+70
Fiji3050.10.21780.10.1+127
South Korea2930.10.1700.00.0+223
France2550.10.12040.10.1+51
Singapore2460.10.22540.10.2-8
Taiwan2450.10.1770.00.0+168
Sudan2330.10.12020.10.2+31
Hong Kong2310.10.22070.10.2+24
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
RDA Northern Territory - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2006 to 2011
Total overseas born35,14016.621.626,08413.718.4+9,056
Non-English speaking backgrounds21,92310.314.414,7407.711.3+7,183
Main English speaking countries13,2176.27.211,3445.97.1+1,873
Australia158,04374.667.5146,84576.970.7+11,198
Not stated18,7778.910.918,0249.410.9+753

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, Greater Darwin: 3.9% New Zealand, Greater Darwin: 2.1% Philippines, Greater Darwin: 2.4% India, Greater Darwin: 1.1% United States of America, Greater Darwin: 0.3% Greece, Greater Darwin: 0.8% Indonesia, Greater Darwin: 0.8% East Timor, Greater Darwin: 0.8% Germany, Greater Darwin: 0.6% China, Greater Darwin: 0.7% United Kingdom, RDA Northern Territory: 3.0% New Zealand, RDA Northern Territory: 1.9% Philippines, RDA Northern Territory: 1.7% India, RDA Northern Territory: 0.9% United States of America, RDA Northern Territory: 0.5% Greece, RDA Northern Territory: 0.5% Indonesia, RDA Northern Territory: 0.5% East Timor, RDA Northern Territory: 0.5% Germany, RDA Northern Territory: 0.5% China, RDA Northern Territory: 0.4%
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, RDA Northern Territory: +393 New Zealand, RDA Northern Territory: +772 Philippines, RDA Northern Territory: +1,724 India, RDA Northern Territory: +1,328 United States of America, RDA Northern Territory: -10 Greece, RDA Northern Territory: +97 Indonesia, RDA Northern Territory: +257 East Timor, RDA Northern Territory: -42 Germany, RDA Northern Territory: +123 China, RDA Northern Territory: +551
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 the RDA Northern Territory in 2011 compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, as well as a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 16.6% of the population was born overseas, and 10.3% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 21.6% and 14.4% respectively for Greater Darwin.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the RDA Northern Territory was Philippines, where 1.7% of the population, or 3,596 people, were born.

There were no major differences between RDA Northern Territory and Greater Darwin in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 9,056 or 34.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 7,183 or 48.7%.

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

  • Philippines (+1,724 persons)
  • India (+1,328 persons)
  • New Zealand (+772 persons)
  • China (+551 persons)

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