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Eastern Region Alliance area

Birthplace

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In 2016, 19% of people in Eastern Region Alliance area, 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 Eastern Region Alliance area. 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, Eastern Region Alliance area'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
Eastern Region Alliance area - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
19,8096.85.321,4807.65.5-1,671
map this data in atlas.idChina8,4392.93.25,2121.82.1+3,227
Italy
7,7242.61.28,5833.01.3-859
India
6,7022.31.84,7871.71.3+1,915
Malaysia
2,9491.00.82,7481.00.9+201
New Zealand
2,1220.70.92,1550.80.9-33
Germany
2,0160.70.62,3440.80.7-328
map this data in atlas.idGreece2,0040.71.52,2780.81.8-274
South Korea
1,6380.60.51,4630.50.5+175
Sri Lanka
1,5700.50.31,0110.40.2+559
Philippines
1,5040.50.31,0170.40.3+487
Iran
1,3800.50.47830.30.4+597
South Africa
1,3740.50.41,4670.50.4-93
Vietnam
1,3660.50.41,0580.40.3+308
Hong Kong
1,2350.40.41,0690.40.3+166
United States of America
1,0360.40.49990.40.5+37
Netherlands
1,0180.30.31,1720.40.3-154
Poland
9890.30.21,0960.40.3-107
Singapore
8650.30.47340.30.3+131
Ireland
6360.20.26520.20.3-16
Pakistan
5770.20.32230.10.1+354
Nepal
5130.20.33260.10.2+187
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
4990.20.14830.20.1+16
Canada
4970.20.24670.20.2+30
Japan
4710.20.34060.10.2+65
Bangladesh
4690.20.33330.10.2+136
Indonesia
4640.20.24920.20.3-28
Lebanon
4540.20.14530.20.1+1
Thailand
4250.10.23700.10.2+55
Croatia
4110.10.14190.10.1-8
Taiwan
4020.10.13540.10.1+48
Afghanistan
3540.10.02520.10.1+102
Egypt
3380.10.12860.10.1+52
Kenya
3340.10.12630.10.1+71
Russian Federation
3270.10.13430.10.1-16
France
3160.10.22880.10.2+28
Austria
3080.10.13080.10.10
Hungary
3020.10.13680.10.1-66
Zimbabwe
2830.10.12650.10.1+18
Cyprus
2680.10.13150.10.2-47
Malta
2670.10.12920.10.1-25
Iraq
2530.10.02260.10.1+27
Ukraine
2430.10.12470.10.1-4
Sudan
2340.10.03250.10.0-91
Papua New Guinea
1890.10.11850.10.1+4
Romania
1870.10.12230.10.1-36
Cambodia
1840.10.11600.10.0+24
Fiji
1750.10.11840.10.1-9
Colombia
1750.10.11440.10.1+31
Turkey
1740.10.11950.10.1-21
Brazil
1690.10.11030.00.0+66
Spain
1620.10.11440.10.1+18
Latvia
1620.10.11900.10.1-28
Argentina
1480.10.11300.00.1+18
Switzerland
1390.00.11200.00.1+19
Chile
1340.00.01170.00.0+17
Bosnia and Herzegovina
1280.00.01810.10.0-53
Albania
1140.00.0960.0--+18
Mexico
1140.00.01200.00.0-6
El Salvador
1050.00.0830.00.0+22
Lithuania
990.00.01130.00.0-14
Nigeria
990.00.1530.0--+46
Saudi Arabia
980.00.0730.00.1+25
Peru
950.00.0990.00.0-4
Denmark
920.00.0960.00.0-4
Ethiopia
910.00.1530.00.0+38
Syria
910.00.0590.00.0+32
United Arab Emirates
910.00.0370.00.0+54
Belgium
900.00.0610.00.0+29
Eastern Europe, nfd
870.00.0710.00.0+16
Israel
840.00.0750.00.0+9
Czech Republic
830.00.0890.00.0-6
Bulgaria
770.00.0940.00.0-17
Sweden
740.00.0860.00.0-12
Finland
730.00.0930.00.0-20
Slovakia
690.00.0690.00.00
Slovenia
660.0--910.00.0-25
Mauritius
630.00.0670.00.0-4
Estonia
610.00.0580.00.0+3
Brunei Darussalam
610.00.0650.00.0-4
Zambia
600.00.0750.00.0-15
Burma (Myanmar)
520.00.0580.00.0-6
Tanzania
500.00.0460.00.0+4
Portugal
480.00.0560.00.0-8
Congo, Democratic Republic of
440.00.0450.0---1
Norway
440.00.0380.00.0+6
Macau
440.00.0210.00.0+23
Liberia
390.00.0580.00.0-19
Ghana
390.00.0480.00.0-9
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
390.0--230.0--+16
Kuwait
360.00.0250.00.0+11
Laos
300.0--330.00.0-3
Ecuador
260.00.0220.00.0+4
Jordan
250.0--160.0--+9
Oman
240.00.0160.0--+8
Eritrea
230.00.0160.0--+7
Uruguay
220.0--340.0---12
Morocco
210.00.0230.00.0-2
Uganda
200.00.0280.00.0-8
East Timor
200.00.0300.0---10
Belarus
190.0--200.0---1
Gaza Strip and West Bank
190.00.0250.00.0-6
Samoa
190.00.0180.0--+1
Libya
180.0--330.00.0-15
Bhutan
180.00.0270.0---9
Seychelles
170.00.0210.0---4
Sierra Leone
160.0--210.00.0-5
Namibia
140.00.0190.0---5
Botswana
140.00.0150.0---1
Tonga
130.0--240.00.0-11
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Eastern Region Alliance area - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born81,17027.724.775,82126.723.1+5,349
Non-English speaking backgrounds
55,69619.017.248,60117.115.3+7,095
Main English speaking countries
25,4748.77.527,2209.67.8-1,746
Australia
198,74767.970.4197,35269.472.2+1,395
Not stated
12,9334.44.911,3264.04.7+1,607

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% India, City of Unley: 1.8% Malaysia, City of Unley: 0.8% New Zealand, City of Unley: 0.9% Germany, City of Unley: 0.6% Greece, City of Unley: 1.5% South Korea, City of Unley: 0.5% Sri Lanka, City of Unley: 0.3% United Kingdom, Eastern Region Alliance area: 6.8% China, Eastern Region Alliance area: 2.9% Italy, Eastern Region Alliance area: 2.6% India, Eastern Region Alliance area: 2.3% Malaysia, Eastern Region Alliance area: 1.0% New Zealand, Eastern Region Alliance area: 0.7% Germany, Eastern Region Alliance area: 0.7% Greece, Eastern Region Alliance area: 0.7% South Korea, Eastern Region Alliance area: 0.6% Sri Lanka, Eastern Region Alliance area: 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, Eastern Region Alliance area: -1,671 China, Eastern Region Alliance area: +3,227 Italy, Eastern Region Alliance area: -859 India, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,915 Malaysia, Eastern Region Alliance area: +201 New Zealand, Eastern Region Alliance area: -33 Germany, Eastern Region Alliance area: -328 Greece, Eastern Region Alliance area: -274 South Korea, Eastern Region Alliance area: +175 Sri Lanka, Eastern Region Alliance area: +559
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 Eastern Region Alliance area in 2016 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, 27.7% of the population was born overseas, and 19.0% 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 Eastern Region Alliance area was China, where 2.9% of the population, or 8,439 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Eastern Region Alliance area and City of Unley were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (6.8% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Italy (2.6% compared to 1.2%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 5,349 or 7.1%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 7,095 or 14.6%.

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

  • China (+3,227 persons)
  • India (+1,915 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-1,671 persons)
  • Italy (-859 persons)

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