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Glen Iris

Overseas arrivals


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

3,699 people who were living in Glen Iris in 2016 were born overseas, and 18% 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 Glen Iris 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.

Glen Iris'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
Glen Iris - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Boroondara %
2011 to 9 Aug 201665417.725.0
2006 to 201047012.714.0
2001 to 20053349.08.6
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)49313.412.5
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)58315.813.3
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)39710.78.2
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)3509.57.5
Arrived in 1960 or earlier3319.07.8
Not stated822.23.1

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 Boroondara: 3.1% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Boroondara: 7.8% 1961 to 1970, City of Boroondara: 7.5% 1971 to 1980, City of Boroondara: 8.2% 1981 to 1990, City of Boroondara: 13.3% 1991 to 2000, City of Boroondara: 12.5% 2001 to 2005, City of Boroondara: 8.6% 2006 to 2010, City of Boroondara: 14.0% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, City of Boroondara: 25.0% Not stated, Glen Iris: 2.2% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Glen Iris: 9.0% 1961 to 1970, Glen Iris: 9.5% 1971 to 1980, Glen Iris: 10.7% 1981 to 1990, Glen Iris: 15.8% 1991 to 2000, Glen Iris: 13.4% 2001 to 2005, Glen Iris: 9.0% 2006 to 2010, Glen Iris: 12.7% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Glen Iris: 17.7%
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 Glen Iris in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a larger proportion of people who arrived before 2001, and a smaller proportion of recent overseas arrivals (those who arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016).

Overall, 58.3% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 17.7% arrived during or after 2011, compared with 49.3% and 25.0% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between Glen Iris and the City of Boroondara are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (10.7% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (15.8% compared to 13.3%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (9.5% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (17.7% compared to 25.0%)

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