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Ancestry - Afghan
Birthplace

In 2011, Afghanistan was the most common country of birth (66.1%) for people with Afghan ancestry in New South Wales.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born and is indicative of the level of diversity within this ancestral group. Some ancestry groups came predominantly from one country before arriving in Australia, but others may have more diverse origins. 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 the diversity of people with Afghan ancestry, Country of Birth data should be view together with, Language Spoken at Home and Religion.

Derived from the Census questions:

  • 'In which country was the person born?'
  • 'What is the person's ancestry?'(multi-response)

  • Total NSW population
  • Population with Afghan ancestry
Birthplace - Ranked by size
Ancestry - Afghan20112006Change
BirthplaceNumberAfghan %% of total NSW populationNumberAfghan %% of total NSW population2006 to 2011
Afghanistan6,53466.10.16,20573.50.1+329
Australia2,37324.068.61,37116.269.0+1,002
Pakistan4064.10.22983.50.1+108
Iran1621.60.21141.40.2+48
India490.51.4480.60.9+1
New Zealand240.21.750.11.6+19
Germany240.20.4200.20.5+4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Birthplace - Summary
Ancestry - Afghan20112006Change
BirthplaceNumberAfghan %% of total NSW populationNumberAfghan %% of total NSW population2006 to 2011
Total overseas born7,28773.725.76,79380.523.7+494
Non-English speaking backgrounds7,23673.218.86,77880.316.9+458
Main English speaking countries510.56.9150.26.8+36
Australia2,37324.068.61,37116.269.0+1,002
Not stated 2312.35.72763.37.3-45

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 Afghanistan, Total New South Wales population: 0.1% Australia, Total New South Wales population: 68.6% Pakistan, Total New South Wales population: 0.2% Iran, Total New South Wales population: 0.2% India, Total New South Wales population: 1.4% Germany, Total New South Wales population: 0.4% New Zealand, Total New South Wales population: 1.7% Afghanistan, Ancestry - Afghan: 66.1% Australia, Ancestry - Afghan: 24.0% Pakistan, Ancestry - Afghan: 4.1% Iran, Ancestry - Afghan: 1.6% India, Ancestry - Afghan: 0.5% Germany, Ancestry - Afghan: 0.2% New Zealand, Ancestry - Afghan: 0.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011
Change in birthplace, 2006 to 2011 Afghanistan, New South Wales: +329 Australia, New South Wales: +1,002 Pakistan, New South Wales: +108 Iran, New South Wales: +48 India, New South Wales: +1 Germany, New South Wales: +4 New Zealand, New South Wales: +19
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.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth responses of the New South Wales Afghan ancestry population show that in 2011 the top countries were:

  • Afghanistan (6,534 people or 66.1%)
  • Australia (2,373 people or 24.0%)
  • Pakistan (406 people or 4.1%)
  • Iran (162 people or 1.6%)
  • India (49 people or 0.5%)

In combination these countries account for 9,524 responses in total, or 96.29% of all responses.

In NSW, the major differences between the countries of birth of Afghan ancestry population compared to the total population were:

  • A larger percentage of people born in Afghanistan (66.1% compared to 0.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Pakistan (4.1% compared to 0.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people born in Iran (1.6% compared to 0.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in Australia (24.0% compared to 68.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in countries of birth for NSW Afghan ancestry population between 2006 and 2011, were for those born in:

  • Australia (+1,002 persons)
  • Afghanistan (+329 persons)
  • Pakistan (+108 persons)