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In 2016, 16% of people in Unley 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 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 Ward's Country of Birth data should be viewed together with Ancestry, Language Spoken at Home and Religion.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of individual birthplace groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Unley Ward - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
3155.25.33345.55.5-18
map this data in atlas.idChina1993.33.21432.42.1+56
Italy
1232.01.21151.91.3+7
map this data in atlas.idGreece1212.01.51362.21.8-15
India
1141.91.8811.31.3+33
New Zealand
520.90.9460.80.9+6
Malaysia
490.80.8530.90.9-5
South Africa
340.60.4340.60.40
Hong Kong
330.50.4220.40.3+11
Germany
320.50.6360.60.7-4
United States of America
280.50.4290.50.5-1
Pakistan
250.40.360.10.1+20
Japan
220.40.3110.20.2+11
Singapore
210.30.4300.50.3-9
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Unley Ward - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,42823.624.71,51825.023.1-90
Non-English speaking backgrounds
98016.217.21,04517.215.3-65
Main English speaking countries
4477.47.54727.87.8-25
Australia
4,35472.170.44,24069.772.2+114
Not stated
2594.34.93215.34.7-62

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Birthplace, 2016
Birthplace, 2016 United Kingdom, City of Unley: 5.3% China, City of Unley: 3.2% Italy, City of Unley: 1.2% Greece, City of Unley: 1.5% India, City of Unley: 1.8% New Zealand, City of Unley: 0.9% Malaysia, City of Unley: 0.8% South Africa, City of Unley: 0.4% Hong Kong, City of Unley: 0.4% Germany, City of Unley: 0.6% United Kingdom, Unley Ward: 5.2% China, Unley Ward: 3.3% Italy, Unley Ward: 2.0% Greece, Unley Ward: 2.0% India, Unley Ward: 1.9% New Zealand, Unley Ward: 0.9% Malaysia, Unley Ward: 0.8% South Africa, Unley Ward: 0.6% Hong Kong, Unley Ward: 0.5% Germany, Unley Ward: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 United Kingdom, Unley Ward: -18 China, Unley Ward: +56 Italy, Unley Ward: +7 Greece, Unley Ward: -15 India, Unley Ward: +33 New Zealand, Unley Ward: +6 Malaysia, Unley Ward: -5 South Africa, Unley Ward: 0 Hong Kong, Unley Ward: +11 Germany, Unley Ward: -4
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Ward in 2016 compared to 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, 23.6% of the population was born overseas, and 16.2% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 24.7% and 17.2% respectively for City of Unley.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Unley Ward was China, where 3.3% of the population, or 199 people, were born.

There were no major differences between Unley Ward and City of Unley in 2016.

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 90 or 5.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 65 or 6.2%.

The largest change in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 was for those born in:

  • China (+56 persons)

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