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In 2011, 18% of people in 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 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, 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
Unley - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
2055.45.52346.55.7-29
map this data in atlas.idChina1082.82.1701.91.2+38
map this data in atlas.idGreece1072.81.8982.72.0+9
Italy
882.31.31213.41.5-33
Malaysia
330.90.9250.70.8+8
India
290.81.3320.90.6-3
South Africa
260.70.4310.90.4-5
New Zealand
250.70.9330.90.8-8
Germany
230.60.7230.60.70
United States of America
230.60.5130.40.4+10
Hong Kong
210.60.370.20.5+14

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

Birthplace - Summary
Unley - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born97425.723.191025.320.8+64
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds68318.015.357616.013.1+107
Main English speaking countries
2917.77.83349.37.7-43
Australia
2,62369.372.22,53270.473.6+91
Not stated
1885.04.71554.35.6+33

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% Greece, City of Unley: 1.8% Italy, City of Unley: 1.3% Malaysia, City of Unley: 0.9% India, City of Unley: 1.3% South Africa, City of Unley: 0.4% New Zealand, City of Unley: 0.9% United States of America, City of Unley: 0.5% Germany, City of Unley: 0.7% United Kingdom, Unley: 5.4% China, Unley: 2.8% Greece, Unley: 2.8% Italy, Unley: 2.3% Malaysia, Unley: 0.9% India, Unley: 0.8% South Africa, Unley: 0.7% New Zealand, Unley: 0.7% United States of America, Unley: 0.6% Germany, Unley: 0.6%
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, Unley: -29 China, Unley: +38 Greece, Unley: +9 Italy, Unley: -33 Malaysia, Unley: +8 India, Unley: -3 South Africa, Unley: -5 New Zealand, Unley: -8 United States of America, Unley: +10 Germany, Unley: 0
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 Unley in 2011 compared to the City of Unley shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas, as well as a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 25.7% of the population was born overseas, and 18.0% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 23.1% and 15.3% respectively for the City of Unley.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in Italy (2.3% compared to 1.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Greece (2.8% compared to 1.8%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 64 or 7.0%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 107 or 18.6%.

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

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