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In 2011, 23% of people in the City of West Torrens, 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 the City of West Torrens. 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, the City of West Torrens'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
City of West Torrens - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
2,3334.28.32,3724.58.8-39
map this data in atlas.idIndia1,8333.31.44370.80.5+1,396
map this data in atlas.idGreece1,5802.90.71,7333.30.8-153
China
1,5122.81.38571.60.7+655
Italy
1,3412.41.61,5102.91.8-169
Philippines
5020.90.63670.70.4+135
Malaysia
4220.80.53160.60.4+106
New Zealand
3940.70.83570.70.8+37
Vietnam
3400.61.02990.60.9+41
Germany
2920.50.83220.60.9-30
Poland
2280.40.42640.50.5-36
Cyprus
2080.40.12270.40.1-19
Afghanistan
1890.30.21790.30.1+10
South Korea
1840.30.31300.20.2+54
Hong Kong
1820.30.21750.30.2+7
South Africa
1690.30.41420.30.3+27
Bosnia and Herzegovina
1660.30.21890.40.2-23
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
1480.30.32030.40.3-55
Bangladesh
1430.30.1340.10.0+109
Egypt
1400.30.1880.20.1+52
Croatia
1380.30.21500.30.3-12
Netherlands
1380.30.41620.30.5-24
Cambodia
1370.20.21220.20.2+15
Sri Lanka
1360.20.2510.10.1+85
Indonesia
1350.20.1880.20.1+47
Thailand
1330.20.2960.20.1+37
Iran
1310.20.21170.20.2+14
Sudan
1310.20.11940.40.1-63
Iraq
1280.20.1670.10.1+61
Ireland
1190.20.2890.20.2+30
United States of America
1140.20.31010.20.3+13
Pakistan
1120.20.1850.20.1+27
Nepal
1050.20.140.00.0+101
Malta
970.20.1960.20.1+1
Singapore
940.20.2680.10.1+26
Canada
840.20.2580.10.1+26
Taiwan
810.10.1530.10.1+28
Japan
760.10.1740.10.1+2
Ethiopia
730.10.0920.20.0-19
Romania
700.10.1760.10.1-6
Lebanon
630.10.1520.10.1+11
Saudi Arabia
600.10.150.00.0+55
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
City of West Torrens - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born16,10229.325.313,40525.723.3+2,697
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds12,88923.515.110,28619.712.8+2,603
Main English speaking countries
3,2135.810.23,1196.010.5+94
Australia
36,38566.270.235,75668.571.1+629
Not stated
2,4744.54.53,0015.85.6-527

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 Adelaide: 8.3% India, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Greece, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% China, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Italy, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Philippines, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Malaysia, Greater Adelaide: 0.5% New Zealand, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Vietnam, Greater Adelaide: 1.0% Germany, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% United Kingdom, City of West Torrens: 4.2% India, City of West Torrens: 3.3% Greece, City of West Torrens: 2.9% China, City of West Torrens: 2.8% Italy, City of West Torrens: 2.4% Philippines, City of West Torrens: 0.9% Malaysia, City of West Torrens: 0.8% New Zealand, City of West Torrens: 0.7% Vietnam, City of West Torrens: 0.6% Germany, City of West Torrens: 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, City of West Torrens: -39 India, City of West Torrens: +1,396 Greece, City of West Torrens: -153 China, City of West Torrens: +655 Italy, City of West Torrens: -169 Philippines, City of West Torrens: +135 Malaysia, City of West Torrens: +106 New Zealand, City of West Torrens: +37 Vietnam, City of West Torrens: +41 Germany, City of West Torrens: -30
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 the City of West Torrens in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide 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, 29.3% of the population was born overseas, and 23.5% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 25.3% and 15.1% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the City of West Torrens was India, where 3.3% of the population, or 1,833 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in the City of West Torrens and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Greece (2.9% compared to 0.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in India (3.3% compared to 1.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in China (2.8% compared to 1.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (4.2% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 2,697 or 20.1%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 2,603 or 25.3%.

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

  • India (+1,396 persons)
  • China (+655 persons)
  • Italy (-169 persons)
  • Greece (-153 persons)

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