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Birthplace Distribution Based on 2011 Census Data


The following 2011 maps illustrate the distribution of selected birthplace groups for Australia's five major cities.  They were generated by TableBuilder (which has now replaced MapStats).

 Population in 2011 (est.)Overseas bornRecent arrivalsBorn in North-West EuropeBorn in Southern and Eastern EuropeBorn in North-East AsiaBorn in South-East AsiaBorn in North Africa and the Middle East
Sydney 4.61 million mapmap mapmapmapmapmap
Melbourne 4.17 million mapmapmapmapmapmapmap
Brisbane 2.15 million mapmap map mapmapmapmap
Perth 1.83 million mapmap mapmapmapmapmap
Adelaide 1.26 million mapmap mapmapmapmapmap

Please note: All maps download as pdfs of 158kB to 253kB.

"Where Australia’s immigrants were born" by SBS provides maps showing the top three birthplaces for immigrants across Australia. Click on Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin or Canberra for relevant map and zoom in to view suburbs and towns of interest.