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In 2011, 5% of people in Wyong 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 Wyong 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, Wyong 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
Wyong Shire - Overseas born (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom
7,3734.94.17,3915.34.3-18
New Zealand
2,4841.71.92,2011.62.0+283
map this data in atlas.idPhilippines6300.41.44480.31.3+182
map this data in atlas.idNetherlands5060.30.25020.40.3+4
Germany
4910.30.44690.30.5+22
Italy
4200.31.04280.31.1-8
Malta
3980.30.34050.30.4-7
Ireland
3970.30.43680.30.3+29
South Africa
3820.30.83180.20.7+64
United States of America
3470.20.52780.20.4+69
India
3200.22.02110.21.3+109
China
3150.23.42330.22.6+82
Canada
1830.10.21540.10.2+29
Egypt
1560.10.41390.10.4+17
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Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Wyong Shire - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
BirthplaceNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idTotal overseas born18,01212.034.216,64711.931.7+1,365
map this data in atlas.idNon-English speaking backgrounds6,8464.626.35,9374.223.9+909
Main English speaking countries
11,1667.57.910,7107.77.8+456
Australia
124,06782.959.9114,26981.760.4+9,798
Not stated
7,6665.15.98,8866.47.9-1,220

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% Philippines, Greater Sydney: 1.4% Netherlands, Greater Sydney: 0.2% Germany, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Italy, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Malta, Greater Sydney: 0.3% Ireland, Greater Sydney: 0.4% South Africa, Greater Sydney: 0.8% United States of America, Greater Sydney: 0.5% United Kingdom, Wyong Shire: 4.9% New Zealand, Wyong Shire: 1.7% Philippines, Wyong Shire: 0.4% Netherlands, Wyong Shire: 0.3% Germany, Wyong Shire: 0.3% Italy, Wyong Shire: 0.3% Malta, Wyong Shire: 0.3% Ireland, Wyong Shire: 0.3% South Africa, Wyong Shire: 0.3% United States of America, Wyong 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, Wyong Shire: -18 New Zealand, Wyong Shire: +283 Philippines, Wyong Shire: +182 Netherlands, Wyong Shire: +4 Germany, Wyong Shire: +22 Italy, Wyong Shire: -8 Malta, Wyong Shire: -7 Ireland, Wyong Shire: +29 South Africa, Wyong Shire: +64 United States of America, Wyong Shire: +69
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 Wyong 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, 12.0% of the population was born overseas, and 4.6% 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 Wyong Shire was Philippines, where 0.4% of the population, or 630 people, were born.

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

  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (0.2% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.2% compared to 2.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Philippines (0.4% compared to 1.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people born overseas increased by 1,365 or 8.2%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 909 or 15.3%.

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

  • New Zealand (+283 persons)
  • Philippines (+182 persons)
  • India (+109 persons)
  • China (+82 persons)

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