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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In 2016, 5% of people in Wollondilly Shire, 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 Wollondilly Shire. 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, Wollondilly Shire'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
Wollondilly Shire - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom
2,2424.63.72,2815.34.1-39
New Zealand
4731.01.84521.01.9+21
map this data in atlas.idItaly2060.40.82100.51.0-4
map this data in atlas.idGermany1840.40.41950.50.4-11
Malta
1660.30.31780.40.3-12
South Africa
1560.30.71110.30.8+45
Ireland
1470.30.41320.30.4+15
Netherlands
1340.30.21420.30.2-8
China
1240.34.7650.23.4+59
Lebanon
1150.21.2800.21.3+35
United States of America
1070.20.5970.20.5+10
Philippines
1050.21.6840.21.4+21
Croatia
970.20.3920.20.3+5
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
780.20.3640.10.3+14
India
650.12.7420.12.0+23
Greece
630.10.6690.20.7-6
Chile
550.10.2330.10.3+22
Fiji
520.10.7300.10.7+22
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Wollondilly Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born5,72311.836.75,36712.434.2+356
Non-English speaking backgrounds
2,5515.329.32,2555.226.3+296
Main English speaking countries
3,1726.57.33,1127.27.9+60
Australia
39,80382.057.135,94783.159.9+3,856
Not stated
2,9956.26.31,9454.55.9+1,050

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, Greater Sydney: 3.7% New Zealand, Greater Sydney: 1.8% Italy, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Germany, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Malta, Greater Sydney: 0.3% South Africa, Greater Sydney: 0.7% Ireland, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Netherlands, Greater Sydney: 0.2% China, Greater Sydney: 4.7% Lebanon, Greater Sydney: 1.2% United Kingdom, Wollondilly Shire: 4.6% New Zealand, Wollondilly Shire: 1.0% Italy, Wollondilly Shire: 0.4% Germany, Wollondilly Shire: 0.4% Malta, Wollondilly Shire: 0.3% South Africa, Wollondilly Shire: 0.3% Ireland, Wollondilly Shire: 0.3% Netherlands, Wollondilly Shire: 0.3% China, Wollondilly Shire: 0.3% Lebanon, Wollondilly Shire: 0.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 United Kingdom, Wollondilly Shire: -39 New Zealand, Wollondilly Shire: +21 Italy, Wollondilly Shire: -4 Germany, Wollondilly Shire: -11 Malta, Wollondilly Shire: -12 South Africa, Wollondilly Shire: +45 Ireland, Wollondilly Shire: +15 Netherlands, Wollondilly Shire: -8 China, Wollondilly Shire: +59 Lebanon, Wollondilly Shire: +35
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 Wollondilly Shire in 2016 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, 11.8% of the population was born overseas, and 5.3% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 36.7% and 29.3% respectively for Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the population in Wollondilly Shire and Greater Sydney were:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (0.3% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.1% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Philippines (0.2% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas increased by 356 or 6.6%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 296 or 13.1%.

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

  • China (+59 persons)

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