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Warringah Council area

Life-stages - Birthplace

In 2011, 4.1% of children aged 0 to 4 years in Warringah Council area were born overseas.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born and is indicative of the level of cultural diversity at the chosen age group in Warringah Council area. The mix of Country of Birth groups in different age groups is also indicative of historical settlement patterns, as source countries for Australia's immigration program have varied significantly over time. Typically, older populations are more likely to have been born overseas, however the countries of birth are different to the young, with migration from Europe dominating among those over 60, while Asian countries such as China and India are more common birthplaces among the young.

Warringah Council area's Country of Birth data should be viewed together with Language Spoken at Home data and data specific to the characteristics of the birthplace or people born overseas in total.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Children aged 0 to 4 years

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Warringah Council area - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%New South WalesNumber%New South Wales2006 to 2011
United Kingdom1791.80.51251.40.5+54
United States of America310.30.2190.20.2+12
Ireland210.20.1100.10.0+11
India180.20.4120.10.2+6
New Zealand180.20.4300.30.4-12
South Africa120.10.130.00.1+9
Brazil120.10.0110.10.0+1
Czech Republic120.10.080.10.0+4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Excludes countries with fewer than 10 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Warringah Council area - 0 to 4 years20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%New South WalesNumber%New South Wales2006 to 2011
Total overseas born4214.13.43644.03.0+57
Non-English speaking backgrounds1601.62.11771.91.9-17
Main English speaking countries2612.61.21872.01.1+74
Australia9,42992.391.78,32191.190.8+1,108
Not stated3693.64.94474.96.2-78

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, New South Wales: 0.5% United States of America, New South Wales: 0.2% Ireland, New South Wales: 0.1% India, New South Wales: 0.4% New Zealand, New South Wales: 0.4% South Africa, New South Wales: 0.1% Brazil, New South Wales: 0.0% Czech Republic, New South Wales: 0.0% United Kingdom, Warringah Council area: 1.8% United States of America, Warringah Council area: 0.3% Ireland, Warringah Council area: 0.2% India, Warringah Council area: 0.2% New Zealand, Warringah Council area: 0.2% South Africa, Warringah Council area: 0.1% Brazil, Warringah Council area: 0.1% Czech Republic, Warringah Council area: 0.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 United Kingdom, Warringah Council area: +54 United States of America, Warringah Council area: +12 Ireland, Warringah Council area: +11 India, Warringah Council area: +6 New Zealand, Warringah Council area: -12 South Africa, Warringah Council area: +9 Brazil, Warringah Council area: +1 Czech Republic, Warringah Council area: +4
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of people aged 0 to 4 years in Warringah Council area in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that there was a larger proportion of people born overseas, and a larger proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 4.1% of people aged 0 to 4 years were born overseas, and 1.6% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 3.4% and 2.1% respectively for New South Wales.

The major difference between the countries of birth of people aged 0 to 4 years in Warringah Council area and New South Wales was:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (1.8% compared to 0.5%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people aged 0 to 4 years born overseas increased by 57 or 15.7%, and the number of people aged 0 to 4 years from a non-English speaking background decreased by 17 or 9.6%.

The largest change in birthplace countries of people aged 0 to 4 years in this area between 2006 and 2011 was for those born in:

  • United Kingdom (+54 persons)
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