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Recent arrivals - Birthplace

In 2011, 66.2% of recent overseas arrivals in Rockhampton came from countries where English was not their first language.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born. For recent arrivals, this indicates the countries which have provided overseas migrants to Rockhampton in the last 5 years. This may be quite different to the overall cultural makeup of the place, and indicates the emerging or changing birthplace groups in the most recent time period.

To get a more complete picture of cultural and ethnic characteristics, Rockhampton's Country of Birth data should be viewed together with Language Spoken at Home and Age Structure.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Rockhampton - Recent arrivals2011
BirthplaceNumber%Brisbane SD
New Zealand45414.919.0
Philippines2739.03.8
South Africa2618.65.0
India2558.410.1
United Kingdom2237.312.5
Vietnam2217.31.5
Brazil1876.10.8
Sri Lanka832.71.4
Afghanistan722.40.4
South Korea722.43.2
Zimbabwe682.21.0
China672.27.4
United States of America652.11.9
Nepal501.60.8
Papua New Guinea481.60.7
Thailand471.51.2
Bangladesh431.40.4
Fiji361.21.1
Pakistan351.20.6
Burma (Myanmar)321.10.7
Nigeria291.00.1
Canada270.91.1
Iran270.91.1
Malaysia250.82.2
Ireland240.81.8
Germany220.70.9
Iraq220.70.4
Japan200.71.0
Congo, Democratic Republic of200.70.2
Singapore190.61.1
Hong Kong170.61.1
Egypt170.60.1
Botswana140.50.0
Kenya130.40.3
Nauru110.40.0
Taiwan100.31.6
Sierra Leone100.30.1
Cote d'Ivoire100.30.0
Barbados100.30.0
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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.

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

Birthplace - Summary
Rockhampton - Recent arrivals2011
BirthplaceNumber%Brisbane SD
Total overseas born3,041100.0100.0
Non-English speaking backgrounds2,01466.259.7
Main English speaking countries1,02733.840.3
Australia00.00.0

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.

Birthplace, 2011
Birthplace, 2011 New Zealand, Brisbane SD: 19.0% Philippines, Brisbane SD: 3.8% South Africa, Brisbane SD: 5.0% India, Brisbane SD: 10.1% United Kingdom, Brisbane SD: 12.5% Vietnam, Brisbane SD: 1.5% Brazil, Brisbane SD: 0.8% Sri Lanka, Brisbane SD: 1.4% Afghanistan, Brisbane SD: 0.4% South Korea, Brisbane SD: 3.2% New Zealand, Rockhampton: 14.9% Philippines, Rockhampton: 9.0% South Africa, Rockhampton: 8.6% India, Rockhampton: 8.4% United Kingdom, Rockhampton: 7.3% Vietnam, Rockhampton: 7.3% Brazil, Rockhampton: 6.1% Sri Lanka, Rockhampton: 2.7% Afghanistan, Rockhampton: 2.4% South Korea, Rockhampton: 2.4%
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.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of recent overseas arrivals in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD shows that there was a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 66.2% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 59.7% respectively for Brisbane SD.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth for the recent overseas arriving population in Rockhampton was Philippines, where 9.0% or 273 people were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the recent overseas arriving population in Rockhampton and Brisbane SD were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Vietnam (7.3% compared to 1.5%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Brazil (6.1% compared to 0.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Philippines (9.0% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (2.2% compared to 7.4%)
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