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Overseas arrivals

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

799 people who were living in Broken Hill City in 2016 were born overseas, and 18% 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 Broken Hill City 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.

Broken Hill City'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
Broken Hill City - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Regional NSW %
2011 to 9 Aug 201614718.414.8
2006 to 201011214.010.5
2001 to 2005405.06.2
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)617.68.6
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)8710.910.6
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)688.512.8
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)9612.017.3
Arrived in 1960 or earlier14217.814.4
Not stated465.84.7

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, Regional NSW: 4.7% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Regional NSW: 14.4% 1961 to 1970, Regional NSW: 17.3% 1971 to 1980, Regional NSW: 12.8% 1981 to 1990, Regional NSW: 10.6% 1991 to 2000, Regional NSW: 8.6% 2001 to 2005, Regional NSW: 6.2% 2006 to 2010, Regional NSW: 10.5% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Regional NSW: 14.8% Not stated, Broken Hill City: 5.8% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Broken Hill City: 17.8% 1961 to 1970, Broken Hill City: 12.0% 1971 to 1980, Broken Hill City: 8.5% 1981 to 1990, Broken Hill City: 10.9% 1991 to 2000, Broken Hill City: 7.6% 2001 to 2005, Broken Hill City: 5.0% 2006 to 2010, Broken Hill City: 14.0% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Broken Hill City: 18.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (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 Broken Hill City in 2016 compared to Regional NSW 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, 56.8% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 18.4% arrived during or after 2011, compared with 63.8% and 14.8% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between Broken Hill City and Regional NSW are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (18.4% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (14.0% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (12.0% compared to 17.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (8.5% compared to 12.8%)

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