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Cranbourne West

Overseas arrivals


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

5,793 people who were living in Cranbourne West in 2016 were born overseas, and 20% 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 Cranbourne 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.

Cranbourne 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
Cranbourne West - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Casey %
2011 to 9 Aug 20161,17320.217.8
2006 to 20101,92233.221.9
2001 to 200575313.012.5
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)69612.014.7
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)57910.013.3
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)2263.97.0
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)1993.46.5
Arrived in 1960 or earlier931.63.6
Not stated1522.62.7

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, City of Casey: 2.7% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Casey: 3.6% 1961 to 1970, City of Casey: 6.5% 1971 to 1980, City of Casey: 7.0% 1981 to 1990, City of Casey: 13.3% 1991 to 2000, City of Casey: 14.7% 2001 to 2005, City of Casey: 12.5% 2006 to 2010, City of Casey: 21.9% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, City of Casey: 17.8% Not stated, Cranbourne West: 2.6% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Cranbourne West: 1.6% 1961 to 1970, Cranbourne West: 3.4% 1971 to 1980, Cranbourne West: 3.9% 1981 to 1990, Cranbourne West: 10.0% 1991 to 2000, Cranbourne West: 12.0% 2001 to 2005, Cranbourne West: 13.0% 2006 to 2010, Cranbourne West: 33.2% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Cranbourne West: 20.2%
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 Cranbourne West in 2016 compared to the City of Casey 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, 31.0% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 20.2% arrived during or after 2011, compared with 45.1% and 17.8% respectively for the City of Casey.

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

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (33.2% compared to 21.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (10.0% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (3.9% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (3.4% compared to 6.5%)

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