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In 2016, 17% of people in the City of Unley, 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 City of Unley. 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 City of Unley'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
City of Unley - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
1,9995.37.42,0375.58.3-38
map this data in atlas.idChina1,2093.21.87862.11.3+423
India
6601.82.04881.31.4+172
map this data in atlas.idGreece5581.50.66551.80.7-97
Italy
4431.21.34641.31.6-21
New Zealand
3220.90.83280.90.8-6
Malaysia
3170.80.63330.90.5-16
Germany
2280.60.62510.70.8-23
South Korea
1710.50.31940.50.3-23
South Africa
1690.40.41430.40.4+26
United States of America
1580.40.31700.50.3-12
Hong Kong
1530.40.31240.30.2+29
Singapore
1480.40.21020.30.2+46
Vietnam
1440.41.11090.31.0+35
Iran
1400.40.31380.40.2+2
Sri Lanka
1200.30.3790.20.2+41
Philippines
1200.30.8930.30.6+27
Bangladesh
1130.30.1640.20.1+49
Netherlands
1050.30.41010.30.4+4
Nepal
990.30.2610.20.1+38
Pakistan
980.30.3410.10.1+57
Japan
960.30.1730.20.1+23
Ireland
930.20.21030.30.2-10
Poland
870.20.4990.30.4-12
Canada
850.20.2810.20.2+4
Indonesia
750.20.2940.30.1-19
Thailand
720.20.2630.20.2+9
France
690.20.1580.20.1+11
Taiwan
490.10.1350.10.1+14
Egypt
490.10.1230.10.1+26
Ukraine
460.10.1340.10.1+12
Cyprus
460.10.1560.20.1-10
Croatia
420.10.2520.10.2-10
Russian Federation
400.10.1370.10.1+3
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
City of Unley - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born9,32124.726.38,51723.125.3+804
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds6,49517.217.05,65515.315.1+840
Main English speaking countries
2,8267.59.22,8627.810.2-36
Australia
26,55470.468.226,60272.270.2-48
Not stated
1,8374.95.51,7224.74.5+115

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, Greater Adelaide: 7.4% China, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% India, Greater Adelaide: 2.0% Greece, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Italy, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% New Zealand, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Malaysia, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Germany, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% South Korea, Greater Adelaide: 0.3% South Africa, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% United Kingdom, City of Unley: 5.3% China, City of Unley: 3.2% India, City of Unley: 1.8% Greece, City of Unley: 1.5% Italy, City of Unley: 1.2% New Zealand, City of Unley: 0.9% Malaysia, City of Unley: 0.8% Germany, City of Unley: 0.6% South Korea, City of Unley: 0.5% South Africa, City of Unley: 0.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 United Kingdom, City of Unley: -38 China, City of Unley: +423 India, City of Unley: +172 Greece, City of Unley: -97 Italy, City of Unley: -21 New Zealand, City of Unley: -6 Malaysia, City of Unley: -16 Germany, City of Unley: -23 South Korea, City of Unley: -23 South Africa, City of Unley: +26
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 the City of Unley in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, and a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 24.7% of the population was born overseas, and 17.2% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 26.3% and 17.0% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the City of Unley was China, where 3.2% of the population, or 1,209 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in the City of Unley and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in China (3.2% compared to 1.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (5.3% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 804 or 9.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 840 or 14.9%.

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

  • China (+423 persons)
  • India (+172 persons)
  • Greece (-97 persons)
  • Pakistan (+57 persons)

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