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In 2011, 16% of people in Highgate, 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 Highgate. 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, Highgate'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
Highgate - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
744.85.5654.75.7+9
map this data in atlas.idChina573.72.1261.91.2+31
Malaysia
241.50.9171.20.8+7

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

Birthplace - Summary
Highgate - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born35723.323.126018.620.8+97
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds24616.115.317912.813.1+67
Main English speaking countries
1117.37.8815.87.7+30
Australia
1,13674.372.21,09278.373.6+44
Not stated
362.44.7433.15.6-7

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% Malaysia, City of Unley: 0.9% United Kingdom, Highgate: 4.8% China, Highgate: 3.7% Malaysia, Highgate: 1.5%
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, Highgate: +9 China, Highgate: +31 Malaysia, Highgate: +7
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 Highgate 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, 23.3% of the population was born overseas, and 16.1% 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 Highgate and the City of Unley was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in China (3.7% compared to 2.1%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 97 or 37.3%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 67 or 37.4%.

There were no major differences in Highgate between 2006 and 2011.

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