Census data shows many in Hills born in China

Did you know that in Baulkham Hills, the most common overseas country of birth after the UK is China, with 4298 residents — up from 2553 since the last Census in 2006.

Unsurprisingly, the leading non-English language spoken in the home is Cantonese, with 6077 residents — up from 5972.

For further coverage of the Census figures pick up Tuesday's Hills News.

New Census data has revealed that almost a quarter (24.6 per cent) of Australia's population was born overseas and 43.1 per cent of people have at least one overseas-born parent.

The United Kingdom is the leading country of birth for the overseas-born population (20.8 per cent). It is followed by New Zealand (9.1 per cent), China (6.0 per cent) and India (5.6 per cent).

The Census counted 21,727,158 people in Australia on Census night. There were 219,440 overseas visitors included in the count. Australia’s resident count was 21,507,719, an 8.3 per cent increase from 19,855,287 in 2006.

The data released today included a projection that there are now 22,702,530 Australians.

This was our projected national resident population as at 11:42:43am on Thursday, June 21 (Canberra time), according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

This projection, says the ABS, is based on the estimated resident population at December 31, December 2011 and assumes growth since then of:

  • one birth every 1 minute and 47 seconds,

  • one death every 3 minutes and 35 seconds,

  • a net gain of one international migration every 2 minutes and 42 seconds, leading to

  • an overall total population increase of one person every 1 minute and 32 seconds.

To find out how many neighbours you now have go to: www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2011/quickstat/SSC10135?opendocument&navpos=220

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