Country of Birth is classified using the Standard Australian Classification of Countries (2011) (ABS Cat. No. 1269.0).(opens a new window)
Only selected countries of birth are included as communities of interest. In general, language and ancestry are promoted via this site as being better representations of multicultural communities in NSW. However in some cases, specific birthplaces do provide a better measure of cultural affiliation than ancestry or language. This is due to a birthplace potentially having many different ancestries or languages, or representing multiple cultural groups.
There are also a number of emerging birthplace communities of interest that were selected as they are among the fastest growing groups in NSW.
For these reasons, data for 12 birthplaces are presented here.