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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

In 2016, 4% of people in Tamworth Regional Council, 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 Tamworth Regional Council. 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, Tamworth Regional Council'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
Tamworth Regional Council - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom9371.63.41,0231.83.7-86
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines4210.70.41650.30.3+256
New Zealand
4180.71.13830.71.1+35
India
2340.40.5890.20.3+145
South Korea
1750.30.1500.10.1+125
South Africa
1470.20.31060.20.3+41
China
1320.20.4690.10.3+63
Taiwan
1250.20.130.00.0+122
United States of America
1130.20.31060.20.3+7
map this data in atlas.idGermany1070.20.41150.20.5-8
Netherlands
900.20.3880.20.3+2
Vietnam
700.10.1100.00.1+60
Ireland
600.10.2530.10.2+7
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Tamworth Regional Council - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born4,0336.811.22,9605.310.8+1,073
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds2,3133.95.81,2502.25.2+1,063
Main English speaking countries
1,7202.95.41,7103.05.6+10
Australia
50,47984.680.950,16089.183.8+319
Not stated
5,1408.67.93,1745.65.4+1,966

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, Regional NSW: 3.4% Philippines, Regional NSW: 0.4% New Zealand, Regional NSW: 1.1% India, Regional NSW: 0.5% South Korea, Regional NSW: 0.1% South Africa, Regional NSW: 0.3% China, Regional NSW: 0.4% Taiwan, Regional NSW: 0.1% United States of America, Regional NSW: 0.3% Germany, Regional NSW: 0.4% United Kingdom, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.6% Philippines, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.7% New Zealand, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.7% India, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.4% South Korea, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.3% South Africa, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.2% China, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.2% Taiwan, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.2% United States of America, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.2% Germany, Tamworth Regional Council: 0.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 United Kingdom, Tamworth Regional Council: -86 Philippines, Tamworth Regional Council: +256 New Zealand, Tamworth Regional Council: +35 India, Tamworth Regional Council: +145 South Korea, Tamworth Regional Council: +125 South Africa, Tamworth Regional Council: +41 China, Tamworth Regional Council: +63 Taiwan, Tamworth Regional Council: +122 United States of America, Tamworth Regional Council: +7 Germany, Tamworth Regional Council: -8
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 Tamworth Regional Council in 2016 compared to Regional NSW 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, 6.8% of the population was born overseas, and 3.9% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 11.2% and 5.8% respectively for Regional NSW.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Tamworth Regional Council was Philippines, where 0.7% of the population, or 421 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Tamworth Regional Council and Regional NSW was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (1.6% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,073 or 36.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 1,063 or 85.0%.

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

  • Philippines (+256 persons)
  • India (+145 persons)
  • South Korea (+125 persons)
  • Taiwan (+122 persons)

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