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In 2011, 17% of people in Black Forest, 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 Black Forest. 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, Black Forest'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
Black Forest - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
763.85.5804.35.7-4
map this data in atlas.idChina482.42.1281.51.2+20
map this data in atlas.idGreece422.11.8341.82.0+8
India
422.11.360.30.6+36

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

Birthplace - Summary
Black Forest - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born45622.823.135018.920.8+106
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds34517.215.323812.913.1+107
Main English speaking countries
1115.57.81126.07.7-1
Australia
1,47273.672.21,45578.673.6+17
Not stated
733.64.7472.55.6+26

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, City of Unley: 5.5% China, City of Unley: 2.1% India, City of Unley: 1.3% Greece, City of Unley: 1.8% United Kingdom, Black Forest: 3.8% China, Black Forest: 2.4% India, Black Forest: 2.1% Greece, Black Forest: 2.1%
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, Black Forest: -4 China, Black Forest: +20 India, Black Forest: +36 Greece, Black Forest: +8
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in Black Forest in 2011 compared to the City of Unley shows that there was a similar proportion of people born overseas, and a similar proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 22.8% of the population was born overseas, and 17.2% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 23.1% and 15.3% respectively for the City of Unley.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Black Forest and the City of Unley was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (3.8% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 106 or 30.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 107 or 45.0%.

There were no major differences in Black Forest between 2006 and 2011.

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