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In 2016, 7% 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.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual birthplace groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Redland City - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
11,6527.94.811,6088.45.3+44
New Zealand
7,8895.44.77,5935.54.8+296
map this data in atlas.idSouth Africa2,4291.71.02,0231.50.9+406
Philippines
8000.50.96280.50.8+172
map this data in atlas.idGermany7340.50.47900.60.5-56
India
6760.51.64770.31.1+199
Netherlands
6320.40.37010.50.3-69
United States of America
4940.30.44830.30.4+11
China
4670.31.62970.21.0+170
Ireland
4250.30.34060.30.3+19
Papua New Guinea
4080.30.43920.30.4+16
Canada
3070.20.23090.20.2-2
Italy
2970.20.32710.20.3+26
Fiji
2960.20.42540.20.4+42
Zimbabwe
2880.20.22740.20.2+14
Finland
2640.20.12870.20.1-23
Malaysia
2400.20.52060.10.5+34
Thailand
2010.10.21570.10.2+44
Poland
1950.10.12000.10.2-5
Sri Lanka
1850.10.31830.10.3+2
Indonesia
1630.10.21760.10.2-13
France
1620.10.11360.10.1+26
Taiwan
1570.10.51420.10.4+15
Croatia
1560.10.11520.10.1+4
Vietnam
1540.10.71460.10.7+8
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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)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born33,14022.526.031,35422.624.6+1,786
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds9,9446.814.78,9326.412.6+1,012
Main English speaking countries
23,19615.811.322,42216.212.0+774
Australia
106,58772.567.8101,85773.570.3+4,730
Not stated
7,2835.06.25,4533.95.1+1,830

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Birthplace, 2016
Birthplace, 2016 United Kingdom, Greater Brisbane: 4.8% New Zealand, Greater Brisbane: 4.7% South Africa, Greater Brisbane: 1.0% Philippines, Greater Brisbane: 0.9% Germany, Greater Brisbane: 0.4% India, Greater Brisbane: 1.6% Netherlands, Greater Brisbane: 0.3% United States of America, Greater Brisbane: 0.4% China, Greater Brisbane: 1.6% Ireland, Greater Brisbane: 0.3% United Kingdom, Redland City: 7.9% New Zealand, Redland City: 5.4% South Africa, Redland City: 1.7% Philippines, Redland City: 0.5% Germany, Redland City: 0.5% India, Redland City: 0.5% Netherlands, Redland City: 0.4% United States of America, Redland City: 0.3% China, Redland City: 0.3% Ireland, Redland City: 0.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 United Kingdom, Redland City: +44 New Zealand, Redland City: +296 South Africa, Redland City: +406 Philippines, Redland City: +172 Germany, Redland City: -56 India, Redland City: +199 Netherlands, Redland City: -69 United States of America, Redland City: +11 China, Redland City: +170 Ireland, Redland City: +19
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 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, 22.5% of the population was born overseas, and 6.8% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 26.0% and 14.7% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Redland City was Philippines, where 0.5% of the population, or 800 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Redland City and Greater Brisbane were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (7.9% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (0.3% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.5% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,786 or 5.7%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,012 or 11.3%.

The largest changes in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were for those born in:

  • South Africa (+406 persons)
  • New Zealand (+296 persons)
  • India (+199 persons)
  • Philippines (+172 persons)

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