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Life-stages - Birthplace

In 2011, 2.1% of children aged 0 to 4 years in Rockhampton were born overseas.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born and is indicative of the level of cultural diversity at the chosen age group in Rockhampton. The mix of Country of Birth groups in different age groups is also indicative of historical settlement patterns, as source countries for Australia's immigration program have varied significantly over time. Typically, older populations are more likely to have been born overseas, however the countries of birth are different to the young, with migration from Europe dominating among those over 60, while Asian countries such as China and India are more common birthplaces among the young.

Rockhampton's Country of Birth data should be viewed together with Language Spoken at Home data and data specific to the characteristics of the birthplace or people born overseas in total.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Rockhampton - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%QueenslandNumber%Queensland2006 to 2011
New Zealand270.41.1140.20.9+13
Botswana170.20.000.00.0+17
United Kingdom160.20.6120.20.6+4
South Africa120.20.260.10.1+6
India100.10.2100.20.10

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Excludes countries with fewer than 10 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Rockhampton - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%QueenslandNumber%Queensland2006 to 2011
Total overseas born1572.13.8651.03.1+92
Non-English speaking backgrounds1021.41.7330.51.3+69
Main English speaking countries550.72.1320.51.8+23
Australia6,94392.591.36,03593.491.3+908
Not stated4085.44.93625.65.6+46

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 New Zealand, Queensland: 1.1% Botswana, Queensland: 0.0% United Kingdom, Queensland: 0.6% South Africa, Queensland: 0.2% India, Queensland: 0.2% New Zealand, Rockhampton: 0.4% Botswana, Rockhampton: 0.2% United Kingdom, Rockhampton: 0.2% South Africa, Rockhampton: 0.2% India, Rockhampton: 0.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 New Zealand, Rockhampton: +13 Botswana, Rockhampton: +17 United Kingdom, Rockhampton: +4 South Africa, Rockhampton: +6 India, Rockhampton: 0
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of people aged 0 to 4 years in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Queensland shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, and a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 2.1% of people aged 0 to 4 years were born overseas, and 1.4% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 3.8% and 1.7% respectively for Queensland.

There were no major differences between Rockhampton and Queensland in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people aged 0 to 4 years born overseas increased by 92 or 141.5%, and the number of people aged 0 to 4 years from a non-English speaking background increased by 69 or 209.1%.

There were no major changes for Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011.

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