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In 2011, 15% 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
City of Unley - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
2,0375.58.32,0655.78.8-28
map this data in atlas.idChina7862.11.34491.20.7+337
map this data in atlas.idGreece6551.80.77182.00.8-63
India
4881.31.42300.60.5+258
Italy
4641.31.65531.51.8-89
Malaysia
3330.90.52870.80.4+46
New Zealand
3280.90.82790.80.8+49
Germany
2510.70.82430.70.9+8
South Korea
1940.50.3930.30.2+101
United States of America
1700.50.31330.40.3+37
South Africa
1430.40.41390.40.3+4
Iran
1380.40.2680.20.2+70
Hong Kong
1240.30.21630.50.2-39
Vietnam
1090.31.0830.20.9+26
Ireland
1030.30.2760.20.2+27
Singapore
1020.30.21150.30.1-13
Netherlands
1010.30.4940.30.5+7
Poland
990.30.41140.30.5-15
Indonesia
940.30.1920.30.1+2
Philippines
930.30.6690.20.4+24
Canada
810.20.2910.30.1-10
Sri Lanka
790.20.2530.10.1+26
Japan
730.20.1890.20.1-16
Bangladesh
640.20.1220.10.0+42
Thailand
630.20.2580.20.1+5
Nepal
610.20.1190.10.0+42
France
580.20.1500.10.1+8
Cyprus
560.20.1680.20.1-12
Croatia
520.10.2470.10.3+5
Pakistan
410.10.1230.10.1+18
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
400.10.3420.10.3-2
Colombia
390.10.000.00.0+39
Latvia
370.10.1400.10.1-3
Russian Federation
370.10.1410.10.1-4
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born8,51723.125.37,50520.823.3+1,012
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds5,65515.315.14,72213.112.8+933
Main English speaking countries
2,8627.810.22,7837.710.5+79
Australia
26,60272.270.226,48573.671.1+117
Not stated
1,7224.74.52,0095.65.6-287

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 Adelaide: 8.3% China, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Greece, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% India, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Italy, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Malaysia, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% New Zealand, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Germany, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% South Korea, Greater Adelaide: 0.3% United States of America, Greater Adelaide: 0.3% United Kingdom, City of Unley: 5.5% China, City of Unley: 2.1% Greece, City of Unley: 1.8% India, City of Unley: 1.3% Italy, City of Unley: 1.3% Malaysia, City of Unley: 0.9% New Zealand, City of Unley: 0.9% Germany, City of Unley: 0.7% South Korea, City of Unley: 0.5% United States of America, City of Unley: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 United Kingdom, City of Unley: -28 China, City of Unley: +337 Greece, City of Unley: -63 India, City of Unley: +258 Italy, City of Unley: -89 Malaysia, City of Unley: +46 New Zealand, City of Unley: +49 Germany, City of Unley: +8 South Korea, City of Unley: +101 United States of America, City of Unley: +37
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 City of Unley in 2011 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, 23.1% of the population was born overseas, and 15.3% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 25.3% and 15.1% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the City of Unley was China, where 2.1% of the population, or 786 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 Greece (1.8% compared to 0.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (5.5% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,012 or 13.5%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 933 or 19.8%.

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

  • China (+337 persons)
  • India (+258 persons)
  • South Korea (+101 persons)
  • Italy (-89 persons)

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