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In 2011, 17% 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Unley Ward - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
3345.55.53806.45.7-46
map this data in atlas.idChina1432.42.1801.31.2+63
map this data in atlas.idGreece1362.21.81582.72.0-22
Italy
1151.91.31422.41.5-27
India
811.31.3530.90.6+28
Malaysia
530.90.9360.60.8+17
New Zealand
460.80.9420.70.8+4
Germany
360.60.7440.70.7-8
South Africa
340.60.4400.70.4-6
Singapore
300.50.3250.40.3+4
United States of America
290.50.5190.30.4+11
Hong Kong
220.40.3170.30.5+5
South Korea
210.40.5160.30.3+5
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born1,51825.023.11,39223.420.8+126
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds1,04517.215.386714.513.1+178
Main English speaking countries
4727.87.85258.87.7-53
Australia
4,24069.772.24,25671.473.6-16
Not stated
3215.34.73105.25.6+11

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% 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 Africa, City of Unley: 0.4% Singapore, City of Unley: 0.3% United Kingdom, Unley Ward: 5.5% China, Unley Ward: 2.4% Greece, Unley Ward: 2.2% Italy, Unley Ward: 1.9% India, Unley Ward: 1.3% Malaysia, Unley Ward: 0.9% New Zealand, Unley Ward: 0.8% Germany, Unley Ward: 0.6% South Africa, Unley Ward: 0.6% Singapore, Unley Ward: 0.5%
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, Unley Ward: -46 China, Unley Ward: +63 Greece, Unley Ward: -22 Italy, Unley Ward: -27 India, Unley Ward: +28 Malaysia, Unley Ward: +17 New Zealand, Unley Ward: +4 Germany, Unley Ward: -8 South Africa, Unley Ward: -6 Singapore, Unley Ward: +4
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 Ward in 2011 compared to 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, 25.0% 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 City of Unley.

There were no major differences between Unley Ward and City of Unley in 2011.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 126 or 9.1%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 178 or 20.5%.

The largest change in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2006 and 2011 was for those born in:

  • China (+63 persons)

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