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In 2011, 6% of people in Redland City, 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 Redland City. 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, Redland City'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
Redland City - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
11,6088.45.310,1758.05.4+1,433
New Zealand
7,5935.54.86,3655.04.1+1,228
map this data in atlas.idSouth Africa2,0231.50.91,3021.00.7+721
map this data in atlas.idGermany7900.60.57550.60.5+35
Netherlands
7010.50.37830.60.4-82
Philippines
6280.50.83890.30.6+239
United States of America
4830.30.43580.30.3+125
India
4770.31.12930.20.4+184
Ireland
4060.30.32750.20.2+131
Papua New Guinea
3920.30.43700.30.4+22
Canada
3090.20.22650.20.2+44
China
2970.21.02320.20.6+65
Finland
2870.20.12530.20.1+34
Zimbabwe
2740.20.22100.20.2+64
Italy
2710.20.33060.20.4-35
Fiji
2540.20.42240.20.4+30
Malaysia
2060.10.51680.10.4+38
Poland
2000.10.21990.20.2+1
Sri Lanka
1830.10.31170.10.2+66
Indonesia
1760.10.21590.10.2+17
Thailand
1570.10.2950.10.1+62
Croatia
1520.10.11530.10.1-1
Vietnam
1460.10.7890.10.6+57
Taiwan
1420.10.41220.10.4+20
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Redland City - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born31,35422.624.626,54420.821.4+4,810
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds8,9326.412.67,8046.110.4+1,128
Main English speaking countries
22,42216.212.018,74014.711.0+3,682
Australia
101,85773.570.394,45174.072.3+7,406
Not stated
5,4533.95.16,6345.26.2-1,181

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 Brisbane: 5.3% New Zealand, Greater Brisbane: 4.8% South Africa, Greater Brisbane: 0.9% Germany, Greater Brisbane: 0.5% Netherlands, Greater Brisbane: 0.3% Philippines, Greater Brisbane: 0.8% United States of America, Greater Brisbane: 0.4% India, Greater Brisbane: 1.1% Ireland, Greater Brisbane: 0.3% Papua New Guinea, Greater Brisbane: 0.4% United Kingdom, Redland City: 8.4% New Zealand, Redland City: 5.5% South Africa, Redland City: 1.5% Germany, Redland City: 0.6% Netherlands, Redland City: 0.5% Philippines, Redland City: 0.5% United States of America, Redland City: 0.3% India, Redland City: 0.3% Ireland, Redland City: 0.3% Papua New Guinea, Redland City: 0.3%
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, Redland City: +1,433 New Zealand, Redland City: +1,228 South Africa, Redland City: +721 Germany, Redland City: +35 Netherlands, Redland City: -82 Philippines, Redland City: +239 United States of America, Redland City: +125 India, Redland City: +184 Ireland, Redland City: +131 Papua New Guinea, Redland City: +22
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 Redland City in 2011 compared to Greater Brisbane 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, 22.6% of the population was born overseas, and 6.4% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 24.6% and 12.6% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Redland City was Germany, where 0.6% of the population, or 790 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Redland City and Greater Brisbane was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (8.4% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 4,810 or 18.1%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,128 or 14.5%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+1,433 persons)
  • New Zealand (+1,228 persons)
  • South Africa (+721 persons)
  • Philippines (+239 persons)

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