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In 2011, 12% of people in Unley Park Ward, 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 Park Ward. 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 Park Ward'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 Park Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
3926.65.53786.25.7+14
map this data in atlas.idGreece811.41.8811.32.0-1
map this data in atlas.idChina801.32.1360.61.2+44
Italy
631.11.3661.11.5-3
India
611.01.3380.60.6+23
Malaysia
591.00.9500.80.8+8
New Zealand
540.90.9390.60.8+15
Germany
410.70.7390.60.7+2
South Korea
330.60.5150.20.3+18
Hong Kong
300.50.3140.20.5+15
South Africa
240.40.4200.30.4+3
Iran
200.30.4110.20.2+9
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Unley Park Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,24120.823.11,08517.820.8+156
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds72912.215.35959.813.1+133
Main English speaking countries
5138.67.84908.07.7+23
Australia
4,45874.772.24,72077.373.6-262
Not stated
2654.44.72994.95.6-34

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% Greece, City of Unley: 1.8% China, City of Unley: 2.1% Italy, City of Unley: 1.3% India, 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% Hong Kong, City of Unley: 0.3% United Kingdom, Unley Park Ward: 6.6% Greece, Unley Park Ward: 1.4% China, Unley Park Ward: 1.3% Italy, Unley Park Ward: 1.1% India, Unley Park Ward: 1.0% Malaysia, Unley Park Ward: 1.0% New Zealand, Unley Park Ward: 0.9% Germany, Unley Park Ward: 0.7% South Korea, Unley Park Ward: 0.6% Hong Kong, Unley Park Ward: 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, Unley Park Ward: +14 Greece, Unley Park Ward: -1 China, Unley Park Ward: +44 Italy, Unley Park Ward: -3 India, Unley Park Ward: +23 Malaysia, Unley Park Ward: +8 New Zealand, Unley Park Ward: +15 Germany, Unley Park Ward: +2 South Korea, Unley Park Ward: +18 Hong Kong, Unley Park Ward: +15
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 Park Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Unley shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, as well as a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 20.8% of the population was born overseas, and 12.2% 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 Unley Park Ward and the City of Unley was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (6.6% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 156 or 14.4%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 134 or 22.5%.

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

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