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1,670 people who were living in Kew East in 2011 were born overseas, and 18% 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 Kew 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.

Kew 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
Kew East - Overseas born (Usual residence)2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Boroondara %
2006 to 9 Aug 201130418.325.6
2001 to 2005985.910.3
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)20612.414.1
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)28417.015.2
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)1629.79.9
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)24114.59.7
Arrived in 1960 or earlier28917.311.3
Not stated824.93.9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Overseas arrivals, 2011
Overseas arrivals, 2011 Not stated, City of Boroondara: 3.9% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Boroondara: 11.3% 1961 to 1970, City of Boroondara: 9.7% 1971 to 1980, City of Boroondara: 9.9% 1981 to 1990, City of Boroondara: 15.2% 1991 to 2000, City of Boroondara: 14.1% 2001 to 2005, City of Boroondara: 10.3% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, City of Boroondara: 25.6% Not stated, Kew East: 4.9% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Kew East: 17.3% 1961 to 1970, Kew East: 14.5% 1971 to 1980, Kew East: 9.7% 1981 to 1990, Kew East: 17.0% 1991 to 2000, Kew East: 12.4% 2001 to 2005, Kew East: 5.9% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Kew East: 18.3%
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 Kew East in 2011 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 2006 and 2011).

Overall, 70.9% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 18.3% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 60.2% and 25.6% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

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

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (17.3% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (14.5% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (18.3% compared to 25.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2001 and 2005 (5.9% compared to 10.3%)

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