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Topics @ a Glance - Migrant and Ethnicity
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QuickStats Country of Birth presents key themes from the 2011 Census relating to persons, families and dwellings for people born in a selected range of countries. Users can select from the top 53 countries of birth in the 2011 Census for geographic areas ranging from Australia, States and Territories to Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSA) and Rest of State. Tables, graphs and narratives present the information by country of birth for your chosen area of interest in a way that is easily viewed and printed. It is an ideal product for students, small businesses, government and community groups needing general statistics on selected migrant groups for a particular geographic area. This link contains the list of available countries and geographies.
QuickStats presents data through tables, graphs and text to highlight key themes from the 2011 Census for a chosen geographical area.
Summary information for a selected geographical area is available about people, families and dwellings compared with state and national data. If you wish to know more about a chosen area, you can explore it in more detail through direct links to the Community Profiles series.QuickStats Country of Birth is a fast, simple way for users to understand an area in terms of the country of birth of its residents. It presents summary tables of information about migrants from a range of selected countries compared with all overseas born residents and the Australian born population for selected areas.
Country of Birth Community Profiles provides a comprehensive statistical picture of Overseas born persons for areas of geography that match Local Government Areas (LGA) and Commonwealth Electoral Divisions (CED). The profiles provide characteristics about people from selected countries of birth relating to people, families and dwellings, in Excel format. They cover most topics on the Census form.
Not all Countries of Birth are available within the suite of LGA and CED profiles. To overcome issues of sparsity a minimum of 400 people from a Country of Birth, at the time of the 2011 Census, were required to be resident within the geographic area of interest. Consequently not all of the possible combinations of Country of Birth by LGA or CED are available.
Profiles at the Local Government Area level reflect those LGAs within Greater Capital City areas (excluding the Australian Capital Territory). Profiles for Commonwealth Electoral Divisions represent CEDs in each State and Territory.
The Country of Birth Community Profile series includes:
Community Profiles provide a comprehensive statistical picture of an area in an Excel spreadsheet. The profiles cover most Census topics and provide data characteristics relating to people, families and dwellings. The six community profiles are:
  • Basic Community
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (Indigenous)
  • Time Series
  • Place of Enumeration
  • Expanded Community
  • Working Population
Of particular interest are topics such as country of birth, ancestry, year of arrival, proficiency in English, language spoken at home, religion and citizenship. For example, the Working Population Profile contains 23 tables including 3 migrant related tables: 'Employment Type by Country of Birth of Person by Sex', 'Industry of Employment by Year of Arrival in Australia' and also 'Industry of Employment by Year of Arrival in Australia by Proficiency in Spoken English'.
Census TableBuilder is an online tool which allows users to create and download their own custom tables, graphs and maps by accessing 2011 Census variables. Person, family and dwelling classifications are available for all ABS geographic areas, as defined in the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS), except Mesh Blocks.

TableBuilder Pro is a charged product designed for advanced Census data users who want to create large and/or complex tables. Table Builder Pro provides access to nearly all variables available in the Census data, supporting a large variety of cross-classified tables.

TableBuilder Basic is a free product designed for clients (after registering) who have some experience using Census data and who want to construct basic data tables. TableBuilder Basic provides access to most Census data in a range of topic-based data cubes that include classifications such as age, education, housing, income, transport, religion, ethnicity and occupation.
2011 Census Media Releases include:
2011 Census Media Fact Sheets include:
  • Languages spoken at Home,
  • Religion
  • Country of Birth

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