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5,874 people who were living in Southern Ward in 2011 were born overseas, and 20% 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 Southern 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.

Southern 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
Southern Ward - Overseas born (Usual residence)2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Bayside %
map this data in atlas.id2006 to 9 Aug 20111,17620.020.7
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, City of Bayside: 4.0% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Bayside: 13.5% 1961 to 1970, City of Bayside: 11.9% 1971 to 1980, City of Bayside: 11.0% 1981 to 1990, City of Bayside: 13.5% 1991 to 2000, City of Bayside: 15.0% 2001 to 2005, City of Bayside: 10.4% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, City of Bayside: 20.7% Not stated, Southern Ward: 4.3% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Southern Ward: 14.4% 1961 to 1970, Southern Ward: 13.0% 1971 to 1980, Southern Ward: 11.2% 1981 to 1990, Southern Ward: 12.1% 1991 to 2000, Southern Ward: 14.3% 2001 to 2005, Southern Ward: 10.7% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Southern Ward: 20.0%
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 Southern Ward in 2011 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a similar proportion of people who arrived before 2001, and a smaller proportion of recent overseas arrivals (those who arrived between 2006 and 2011).

Overall, 65.0% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 20.0% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 64.9% and 20.7% respectively for City of Bayside.

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

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (13.0% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (14.4% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (12.1% compared to 13.5%)

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