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South West Corner

Overseas arrivals


This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

772 people who were living in South West Corner in 2016 were born overseas, and 60% arrived in Australia within 5 years prior to 2016.

The Year of Arrival data records when the overseas born population arrived in Australia. The data shows the degree to which areas are 'ports' for new overseas arrivals and reveals the role of South West Corner in housing the overseas-born. The number of recent overseas arrivals in an area is often determined by housing affordability, employment opportunities and pre-existing communities located in the area.

South West Corner's Year of Arrival data, when used with Birthplace, Religion and Language Spoken at Home data, is a good indicator of the likely need for services in migrant communities.

Derived from the Census question:

'In what year did the person first arrive in Australia to live here for one year or more?'

Overseas born population

Overseas arrivals
South West Corner - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Adelaide %
map this data in atlas.id2011 to 9 Aug 201646159.756.2
2006 to 2010
2001 to 2005
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)
Arrived in 1960 or earlier
Not stated

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Overseas arrivals, 2016
Overseas arrivals, 2016 Not stated, City of Adelaide: 5.4% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Adelaide: 4.4% 1961 to 1970, City of Adelaide: 4.4% 1971 to 1980, City of Adelaide: 3.1% 1981 to 1990, City of Adelaide: 4.5% 1991 to 2000, City of Adelaide: 5.0% 2001 to 2005, City of Adelaide: 4.8% 2006 to 2010, City of Adelaide: 12.3% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, City of Adelaide: 56.2% Not stated, South West Corner: 4.3% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, South West Corner: 4.2% 1961 to 1970, South West Corner: 3.4% 1971 to 1980, South West Corner: 2.5% 1981 to 1990, South West Corner: 4.0% 1991 to 2000, South West Corner: 4.6% 2001 to 2005, South West Corner: 4.1% 2006 to 2010, South West Corner: 13.3% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, South West Corner: 59.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the year of arrival for the overseas born population of South West Corner in 2016 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who arrived before 2001, and a larger proportion of recent overseas arrivals (those who arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016).

Overall, 18.6% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 59.7% arrived during or after 2011, compared with 21.4% and 56.2% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between South West Corner and the City of Adelaide are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (59.7% compared to 56.2%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (13.3% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (3.4% compared to 4.4%)

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