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11,605 people who were living in South Ward in 2011 were born overseas, and 12% arrived in Australia within 5 years prior to 2011.

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 Ward 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 Ward'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 Ward - Overseas born (Usual residence)2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Bankstown City %
map this data in atlas.id2006 to 9 Aug 20111,44712.512.3
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 2011 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Overseas arrivals, 2011
Overseas arrivals, 2011 Not stated, Bankstown City: 5.0% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Bankstown City: 6.1% 1961 to 1970, Bankstown City: 9.6% 1971 to 1980, Bankstown City: 15.1% 1981 to 1990, Bankstown City: 21.9% 1991 to 2000, Bankstown City: 20.2% 2001 to 2005, Bankstown City: 9.9% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Bankstown City: 12.3% Not stated, South Ward: 4.1% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, South Ward: 7.2% 1961 to 1970, South Ward: 10.0% 1971 to 1980, South Ward: 14.0% 1981 to 1990, South Ward: 22.4% 1991 to 2000, South Ward: 20.6% 2001 to 2005, South Ward: 9.3% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, South Ward: 12.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (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 Ward in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that there was a larger proportion of people who arrived before 2001, and a similar proportion of recent overseas arrivals (those who arrived between 2006 and 2011).

Overall, 74.2% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 12.5% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 72.8% and 12.3% respectively for Bankstown City.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between South Ward and Bankstown City are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (7.2% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (14.0% compared to 15.1%)

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