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Charlestown Electoral Division
Birthplace

In 2011, 5.3% of people in the Charlestown Electoral Division 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 the Charlestown Electoral Division. 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, the Charlestown Electoral Division'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 NSW population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Charlestown Electoral Division20112006Change
Birthplace (excl. Australia)NumberCharlestown Electoral Division %New South Wales %NumberCharlestown Electoral Division %New South Wales %2006 to 2011
United Kingdom2,2433.24.02,2963.34.1-54
New Zealand6340.91.75590.81.6+75
Germany3830.50.43460.50.5+38
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia3100.40.23020.40.3+8
Italy2990.40.73230.50.8-24
South Africa2200.30.61670.20.5+52
India2070.31.41200.20.9+87
Philippines1710.21.01330.20.9+37
Netherlands1530.20.31990.30.3-46
China1520.22.31440.21.7+8
United States of America1480.20.41360.20.3+12
Canada1290.20.2950.10.2+34
Malaysia1280.20.4950.10.4+34
Poland1250.20.21290.20.2-4
Greece1210.20.51160.20.5+5
Ireland1180.20.3830.10.3+35
Serbia / Montenegro (fmr Yugoslavia)940.10.21100.20.3-16
South Korea900.10.6810.10.5+9
Austria800.10.1650.10.1+15
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Birthplace - Summary
Charlestown Electoral Division20112006Change
BirthplaceNumberCharlestown Electoral Division %New South Wales %NumberCharlestown Electoral Division %New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Total Overseas born7,19210.225.76,7539.823.8+439
Non-English speaking backgrounds3,7025.318.63,4175.016.8+285
Main English speaking countries3,4905.07.13,3364.96.9+154
Australia60,56185.968.658,38684.969.0+2,175
Not Stated2,7173.95.73,6075.27.2-890

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, Total New South Wales population: 4.0% New Zealand, Total New South Wales population: 1.7% Germany, Total New South Wales population: 0.4% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Total New South Wales population: 0.2% Italy, Total New South Wales population: 0.7% South Africa, Total New South Wales population: 0.6% India, Total New South Wales population: 1.4% Philippines, Total New South Wales population: 1.0% Netherlands, Total New South Wales population: 0.3% China, Total New South Wales population: 2.3% United Kingdom, Charlestown Electoral Division: 3.2% New Zealand, Charlestown Electoral Division: 0.9% Germany, Charlestown Electoral Division: 0.5% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Charlestown Electoral Division: 0.4% Italy, Charlestown Electoral Division: 0.4% South Africa, Charlestown Electoral Division: 0.3% India, Charlestown Electoral Division: 0.3% Philippines, Charlestown Electoral Division: 0.2% Netherlands, Charlestown Electoral Division: 0.2% China, Charlestown Electoral Division: 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 United Kingdom, Charlestown Electoral Division: -54 New Zealand, Charlestown Electoral Division: +75 Germany, Charlestown Electoral Division: +38 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Charlestown Electoral Division: +8 Italy, Charlestown Electoral Division: -24 South Africa, Charlestown Electoral Division: +52 India, Charlestown Electoral Division: +87 Philippines, Charlestown Electoral Division: +37 Netherlands, Charlestown Electoral Division: -46 China, Charlestown Electoral Division: +8
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the countries of birth of the Charlestown Electoral Division's population compared to the New South Wales total population shows that in 2011 there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, as well as a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 10.2% of the Charlestown Electoral Division's population was born overseas, and 5.3% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 25.7% and 18.6% respectively for the New South Wales total population.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in the Charlestown Electoral Division was Germany, where 3.2% of the population, or 2,243 people, were born.

The major differences between the countries of birth of the Charlestown Electoral Division population compared to the New South Wales total population were:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in China (0.2% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people born in India (0.3% compared to 1.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people in the Charlestown Electoral Division born overseas increased by 439 or 6.5%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background increased by 285 or 8.3%.

The largest changes in countries of birth for the Charlestown Electoral Division's population between 2006 and 2011, were for those born in:

  • India (+87 persons)
  • New Zealand (+75 persons)
  • United Kingdom (-54 persons)
  • South Africa (+52 persons)