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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In 2016, 1% of people in Western Rural, 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 Western Rural. 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, Western Rural'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
Western Rural - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Tamworth Regional Council %Number%Tamworth Regional Council %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idUnited Kingdom441.51.6662.01.8-22

Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Western Rural - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Tamworth Regional Council %Number%Tamworth Regional Council %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born782.66.81484.55.3-71
Non-English speaking backgrounds
180.63.9461.42.2-27
Main English speaking countries
592.02.91023.13.0-43
Australia
2,57686.584.62,96090.489.1-384
Not stated
32210.88.61655.05.6+158

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

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in Western Rural in 2016 compared to Tamworth Regional Council 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, 2.6% of the population was born overseas, and 0.6% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 6.8% and 3.9% respectively for Tamworth Regional Council.

There were no major differences between Western Rural and Tamworth Regional Council in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 70 or 47.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 28 or 60.9%.

There were no major differences in Western Rural between 2011 and 2016.

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