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In 2011, 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.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Wollondilly Shire - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
2,2815.34.12,1955.44.3+86
New Zealand
4521.01.93861.02.0+66
map this data in atlas.idItaly2100.51.02020.51.1+8
map this data in atlas.idGermany1950.50.42020.50.5-7
Malta
1780.40.31760.40.4+2
Netherlands
1420.30.21570.40.3-15
Ireland
1320.30.41020.30.3+30
South Africa
1110.30.8760.20.7+35
United States of America
970.20.5850.20.4+12
Croatia
920.20.3770.20.4+15
Philippines
840.21.4760.21.3+8
Estonia
800.20.01030.30.0-23
Lebanon
800.21.3920.21.3-12
Greece
690.20.7570.10.8+12
China
650.23.4510.12.6+14
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)
640.10.3630.20.4+1
Poland
460.10.3390.10.3+7
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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)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born5,36712.434.25,01812.431.7+349
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds2,2555.226.32,1415.323.9+114
Main English speaking countries
3,1127.27.92,8777.17.8+235
Australia
35,94783.159.933,02681.960.4+2,921
Not stated
1,9454.55.92,3005.77.9-355

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% Italy, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Germany, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Malta, Greater Sydney: 0.3% Netherlands, Greater Sydney: 0.2% Ireland, Greater Sydney: 0.4% South Africa, Greater Sydney: 0.8% United States of America, Greater Sydney: 0.5% Croatia, Greater Sydney: 0.3% United Kingdom, Wollondilly Shire: 5.3% New Zealand, Wollondilly Shire: 1.0% Italy, Wollondilly Shire: 0.5% Germany, Wollondilly Shire: 0.5% Malta, Wollondilly Shire: 0.4% Netherlands, Wollondilly Shire: 0.3% Ireland, Wollondilly Shire: 0.3% South Africa, Wollondilly Shire: 0.3% United States of America, Wollondilly Shire: 0.2% Croatia, Wollondilly Shire: 0.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 United Kingdom, Wollondilly Shire: +86 New Zealand, Wollondilly Shire: +66 Italy, Wollondilly Shire: +8 Germany, Wollondilly Shire: -7 Malta, Wollondilly Shire: +2 Netherlands, Wollondilly Shire: -15 Ireland, Wollondilly Shire: +30 South Africa, Wollondilly Shire: +35 United States of America, Wollondilly Shire: +12 Croatia, Wollondilly Shire: +15
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 Wollondilly Shire 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, 12.4% of the population was born overseas, and 5.2% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 34.2% and 26.3% respectively for Greater Sydney.

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

  • A larger percentage of people born in United Kingdom (5.3% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (0.2% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Philippines (0.2% compared to 1.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Lebanon (0.2% compared to 1.3%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 349 or 7.0%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 114 or 5.3%.

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

  • United Kingdom (+86 persons)
  • New Zealand (+66 persons)

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