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Warringah Council area

Birthplace

In 2011, 15% of people in Warringah Council 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 Warringah Council 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, Warringah Council area'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
Warringah Council area - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
11,5478.24.110,3137.74.3+1,234
New Zealand
3,5042.51.93,4492.62.0+55
map this data in atlas.idChina1,9911.43.41,7001.32.6+291
map this data in atlas.idItaly1,7481.21.01,8701.41.1-122
map this data in atlas.idSouth Africa1,7401.20.81,3841.00.7+356
Philippines
1,0890.81.48940.71.3+195
India
1,0830.82.06340.51.3+449
Germany
9950.70.48240.60.5+171
United States of America
9880.70.58750.70.4+113
Brazil
9550.70.13310.20.1+624
Ireland
6780.50.45700.40.3+108
Netherlands
6510.50.26950.50.3-44
South Korea
6190.40.95420.40.8+77
Hong Kong
6090.40.86760.50.9-67
Japan
5960.40.25630.40.2+33
Canada
5780.40.25090.40.2+69
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
4880.30.35490.40.4-61
Croatia
4870.30.35490.40.4-62
Iran
4850.30.34500.30.3+35
France
4430.30.23270.20.1+116
Thailand
4130.30.33100.20.3+103
Indonesia
4030.30.63250.20.5+78
Malaysia
3680.30.63430.30.5+25
Poland
2940.20.32820.20.3+12
Egypt
2730.20.42890.20.4-16
Vietnam
2510.21.62090.21.5+42
Singapore
2470.20.22200.20.2+27
Switzerland
2210.20.11710.10.1+50
Peru
2070.10.11750.10.1+32
Fiji
2070.10.72260.20.7-19
Nepal
1960.10.3280.00.1+168
Greece
1850.10.72200.20.8-35
Lebanon
1820.11.31950.11.3-13
Czech Republic
1800.10.11190.10.1+61
Tonga
1790.10.12150.20.1-36
Bosnia and Herzegovina
1790.10.21490.10.2+30
Hungary
1650.10.11560.10.2+9
Sweden
1650.10.11680.10.0-3
Chile
1620.10.31660.10.3-4
Papua New Guinea
1590.10.11630.10.1-4
Austria
1570.10.11550.10.1+2
Zimbabwe
1520.10.11400.10.1+12
Syria
1510.10.11440.10.1+7
Russian Federation
1510.10.11260.10.1+25
Denmark
1490.10.01420.10.0+7
Turkey
1470.10.31550.10.3-8
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Warringah Council area - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born39,59128.134.235,16326.331.7+4,428
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds20,55614.626.318,06313.523.9+2,493
Main English speaking countries
19,03513.57.917,10012.87.8+1,935
Australia
95,34067.759.991,00568.060.4+4,335
Not stated
5,8074.15.97,6695.77.9-1,862

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, Greater Sydney: 4.1% New Zealand, Greater Sydney: 1.9% China, Greater Sydney: 3.4% Italy, Greater Sydney: 1.0% South Africa, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Philippines, Greater Sydney: 1.4% India, Greater Sydney: 2.0% Germany, Greater Sydney: 0.4% United States of America, Greater Sydney: 0.5% Brazil, Greater Sydney: 0.1% United Kingdom, Warringah Council area: 8.2% New Zealand, Warringah Council area: 2.5% China, Warringah Council area: 1.4% Italy, Warringah Council area: 1.2% South Africa, Warringah Council area: 1.2% Philippines, Warringah Council area: 0.8% India, Warringah Council area: 0.8% Germany, Warringah Council area: 0.7% United States of America, Warringah Council area: 0.7% Brazil, Warringah Council area: 0.7%
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, Warringah Council area: +1,234 New Zealand, Warringah Council area: +55 China, Warringah Council area: +291 Italy, Warringah Council area: -122 South Africa, Warringah Council area: +356 Philippines, Warringah Council area: +195 India, Warringah Council area: +449 Germany, Warringah Council area: +171 United States of America, Warringah Council area: +113 Brazil, Warringah Council area: +624
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 Warringah Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney 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, 28.1% of the population was born overseas, and 14.6% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 34.2% and 26.3% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Warringah Council area was China, where 1.4% of the population, or 1,991 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Warringah Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (8.2% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (1.4% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Vietnam (0.2% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.8% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 4,428 or 12.6%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 2,493 or 13.8%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+1,234 persons)
  • Brazil (+624 persons)
  • India (+449 persons)
  • South Africa (+356 persons)

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