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Grasslands Ward

Overseas arrivals

26,272 people who were living in Grasslands Ward in 2011 were born overseas, and 19% 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 Grasslands 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.

Grasslands 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
Grasslands Ward - Overseas born (Usual residence)2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Brimbank %
map this data in atlas.id2006 to 9 Aug 20115,12219.519.6
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 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Overseas arrivals, 2011
Overseas arrivals, 2011 Not stated, City of Brimbank: 4.5% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Brimbank: 8.4% 1961 to 1970, City of Brimbank: 12.2% 1971 to 1980, City of Brimbank: 11.3% 1981 to 1990, City of Brimbank: 18.3% 1991 to 2000, City of Brimbank: 16.5% 2001 to 2005, City of Brimbank: 9.2% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, City of Brimbank: 19.6% Not stated, Grasslands Ward: 4.3% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Grasslands Ward: 6.0% 1961 to 1970, Grasslands Ward: 9.7% 1971 to 1980, Grasslands Ward: 11.5% 1981 to 1990, Grasslands Ward: 19.2% 1991 to 2000, Grasslands Ward: 19.0% 2001 to 2005, Grasslands Ward: 10.8% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Grasslands Ward: 19.5%
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 Grasslands Ward in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who arrived before 2001, and a similar proportion of recent overseas arrivals (those who arrived between 2006 and 2011).

Overall, 65.4% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 19.5% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 66.7% and 19.6% respectively for City of Brimbank.

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

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1991 and 2000 (19.0% compared to 16.5%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2001 and 2005 (10.8% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (9.7% compared to 12.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (6.0% compared to 8.4%)

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