Now thanks to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, we can look at a few more details of who was who (usually) in Surry Hills in 2006:
Indigenous population per cent.
People born overseas
Not born overseas, I nonetheless live in one of the 49-58% boxes in the left corner.
People born in North-East Asia: China and Korea, for example.
People who speak no or very little English
These posts by Jim Belshaw explain more about such statistics and tell you where and how you may generate some for yourself:
- How to find and use Australian census data 1 – Languages spoken at home case study
- How to find and use Australian census data 2 – Creating maps and other nice things
You may also download Sydney – A Social Atlas – 2006. I did. It is fascinating.
Now, as I was saying about multiculturalism… 😉