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Hawthorn East

Overseas arrivals


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

4,488 people who were living in Hawthorn East in 2016 were born overseas, and 34% 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 Hawthorn East 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.

Hawthorn East'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
Hawthorn East - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Boroondara %
2011 to 9 Aug 20161,53434.225.0
2006 to 201071616.014.0
2001 to 20053487.88.6
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)48610.812.5
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)4419.813.3
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)2786.28.2
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)2625.97.5
Arrived in 1960 or earlier2766.27.8
Not stated1423.23.1

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, Hawthorn East: 3.2% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Hawthorn East: 6.2% 1961 to 1970, Hawthorn East: 5.9% 1971 to 1980, Hawthorn East: 6.2% 1981 to 1990, Hawthorn East: 9.8% 1991 to 2000, Hawthorn East: 10.8% 2001 to 2005, Hawthorn East: 7.8% 2006 to 2010, Hawthorn East: 16.0% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Hawthorn East: 34.2%
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 Hawthorn East in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara 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, 38.9% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 34.2% 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 Hawthorn East and the City of Boroondara are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (34.2% compared to 25.0%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (16.0% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (9.8% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (6.2% compared to 8.2%)

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