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In 2011, 23% of people in The Hills Shire, 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 The Hills Shire. 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, The Hills Shire'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
The Hills Shire - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
6,4584.54.16,2904.84.3+167
map this data in atlas.idChina3,7932.73.42,1961.72.6+1,598
map this data in atlas.idIndia3,6652.62.02,4401.81.3+1,225
South Africa
2,1941.50.81,5831.20.7+611
New Zealand
2,1701.51.92,1951.72.0-25
Philippines
2,0941.51.41,9321.51.3+161
Sri Lanka
1,9581.40.51,4681.10.4+490
South Korea
1,8961.30.91,3431.00.8+552
Hong Kong
1,8561.30.81,9721.50.9-116
Malaysia
1,4221.00.61,3281.00.5+94
Italy
1,1780.81.01,2390.91.1-61
Iran
1,1330.80.38800.70.3+253
Lebanon
7500.51.37490.61.30
United States of America
7070.50.56320.50.4+75
Indonesia
6900.50.65570.40.5+132
Fiji
6780.50.76070.50.7+71
Germany
6380.40.46850.50.5-48
Singapore
5200.40.24200.30.2+99
Egypt
5190.40.45190.40.40
Vietnam
5070.41.63610.31.5+145
Malta
4680.30.35100.40.4-42
Ireland
4570.30.43920.30.3+65
Poland
4540.30.34860.40.3-33
Croatia
4320.30.34270.30.4+4
Taiwan
4140.30.23720.30.2+42
Netherlands
4080.30.24120.30.3-4
Pakistan
4030.30.32520.20.2+150
Greece
3150.20.73530.30.8-38
Afghanistan
3100.20.22750.20.2+35
Canada
2850.20.22350.20.2+49
Chile
2730.20.32670.20.3+5
Turkey
2560.20.32180.20.3+37
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
2500.20.32660.20.4-16
Thailand
2250.20.31580.10.3+66
Bangladesh
2230.20.42070.20.3+16
Zimbabwe
1880.10.11390.10.1+49
Mauritius
1660.10.11760.10.1-11
Hungary
1650.10.11650.10.20
Peru
1540.10.11160.10.1+37
Japan
1530.10.21430.10.2+10
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
The Hills Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born44,72231.534.238,37829.031.7+6,344
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds32,45022.926.327,04820.423.9+5,402
Main English speaking countries
12,2728.67.911,3308.67.8+942
Australia
93,11865.659.988,72267.060.4+4,396
Not stated
4,1072.95.95,2884.07.9-1,181

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 United Kingdom, Greater Sydney: 4.1% China, Greater Sydney: 3.4% India, Greater Sydney: 2.0% South Africa, Greater Sydney: 0.8% New Zealand, Greater Sydney: 1.9% Philippines, Greater Sydney: 1.4% Sri Lanka, Greater Sydney: 0.5% South Korea, Greater Sydney: 0.9% Hong Kong, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Malaysia, Greater Sydney: 0.6% United Kingdom, The Hills Shire: 4.5% China, The Hills Shire: 2.7% India, The Hills Shire: 2.6% South Africa, The Hills Shire: 1.5% New Zealand, The Hills Shire: 1.5% Philippines, The Hills Shire: 1.5% Sri Lanka, The Hills Shire: 1.4% South Korea, The Hills Shire: 1.3% Hong Kong, The Hills Shire: 1.3% Malaysia, The Hills Shire: 1.0%
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.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 United Kingdom, The Hills Shire: +167 China, The Hills Shire: +1,598 India, The Hills Shire: +1,225 South Africa, The Hills Shire: +611 New Zealand, The Hills Shire: -25 Philippines, The Hills Shire: +161 Sri Lanka, The Hills Shire: +490 South Korea, The Hills Shire: +552 Hong Kong, The Hills Shire: -116 Malaysia, The Hills Shire: +94
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (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 The Hills Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 31.5% of the population was born overseas, and 22.9% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 34.2% and 26.3% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in The Hills Shire was China, where 2.7% of the population, or 3,793 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in The Hills Shire and Greater Sydney was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (0.4% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 6,344 or 16.5%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 5,402 or 20.0%.

The largest changes in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 were for those born in:

  • China (+1,598 persons)
  • India (+1,225 persons)
  • South Africa (+611 persons)
  • South Korea (+552 persons)

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