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Sunshine West

Overseas arrivals


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

9,809 people who were living in Sunshine West in 2016 were born overseas, and 13% 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 Sunshine West 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.

Sunshine West'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
Sunshine West - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Brimbank %
2011 to 9 Aug 20161,94919.919.3
2006 to 20101,24612.714.6
2001 to 20056796.97.5
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)1,29913.213.8
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)1,51115.416.0
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)7908.19.3
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)1,17512.09.8
Arrived in 1960 or earlier7797.96.1
Not stated3813.93.5

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 Brimbank: 3.5% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Brimbank: 6.1% 1961 to 1970, City of Brimbank: 9.8% 1971 to 1980, City of Brimbank: 9.3% 1981 to 1990, City of Brimbank: 16.0% 1991 to 2000, City of Brimbank: 13.8% 2001 to 2005, City of Brimbank: 7.5% 2006 to 2010, City of Brimbank: 14.6% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, City of Brimbank: 19.3% Not stated, Sunshine West: 3.9% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Sunshine West: 7.9% 1961 to 1970, Sunshine West: 12.0% 1971 to 1980, Sunshine West: 8.1% 1981 to 1990, Sunshine West: 15.4% 1991 to 2000, Sunshine West: 13.2% 2001 to 2005, Sunshine West: 6.9% 2006 to 2010, Sunshine West: 12.7% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Sunshine West: 19.9%
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 Sunshine West in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank 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, 56.6% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 12.7% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 55.1% and 14.6% respectively for City of Brimbank.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between Sunshine West and City of Brimbank are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (12.0% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (7.9% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (12.7% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (8.1% compared to 9.3%)

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