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295,145 people who were living in Brisbane LGA in 2011 were born overseas, and 31% 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 Brisbane LGA 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.

Brisbane LGA'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
Brisbane LGA - Overseas born (Usual residence)2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Greater Brisbane %
2006 to 9 Aug 201192,34831.327.3
2001 to 200539,28713.312.9
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)48,07316.315.9
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)42,45814.415.0
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)24,8498.49.8
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)18,9906.48.4
Arrived in 1960 or earlier16,1525.56.3
Not stated12,9884.44.4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Overseas arrivals, 2011
Overseas arrivals, 2011 Not stated, Greater Brisbane: 4.4% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Greater Brisbane: 6.3% 1961 to 1970, Greater Brisbane: 8.4% 1971 to 1980, Greater Brisbane: 9.8% 1981 to 1990, Greater Brisbane: 15.0% 1991 to 2000, Greater Brisbane: 15.9% 2001 to 2005, Greater Brisbane: 12.9% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Greater Brisbane: 27.3% Not stated, Brisbane LGA: 4.4% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Brisbane LGA: 5.5% 1961 to 1970, Brisbane LGA: 6.4% 1971 to 1980, Brisbane LGA: 8.4% 1981 to 1990, Brisbane LGA: 14.4% 1991 to 2000, Brisbane LGA: 16.3% 2001 to 2005, Brisbane LGA: 13.3% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Brisbane LGA: 31.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the year of arrival for the overseas born population of Brisbane LGA in 2011 compared to Greater Brisbane 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 2006 and 2011).

Overall, 51.0% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 31.3% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 55.4% and 27.3% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between Brisbane LGA and Greater Brisbane are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (31.3% compared to 27.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (6.4% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (8.4% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (5.5% compared to 6.3%)

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