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Cranbourne West

Overseas arrivals

2,703 people who were living in Cranbourne West in 2011 were born overseas, and 27% 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 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)2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Casey %
map this data in atlas.id2006 to 9 Aug 201172626.920.8
2001 to 2005
50618.715.0
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)
51419.018.9
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)
39614.717.6
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)
1656.19.5
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)
1836.89.0
Arrived in 1960 or earlier
963.65.4
Not stated
1174.33.7

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

Overseas arrivals, 2011
Overseas arrivals, 2011 Not stated, City of Casey: 3.7% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Casey: 5.4% 1961 to 1970, City of Casey: 9.0% 1971 to 1980, City of Casey: 9.5% 1981 to 1990, City of Casey: 17.6% 1991 to 2000, City of Casey: 18.9% 2001 to 2005, City of Casey: 15.0% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, City of Casey: 20.8% Not stated, Cranbourne West: 4.3% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Cranbourne West: 3.6% 1961 to 1970, Cranbourne West: 6.8% 1971 to 1980, Cranbourne West: 6.1% 1981 to 1990, Cranbourne West: 14.7% 1991 to 2000, Cranbourne West: 19.0% 2001 to 2005, Cranbourne West: 18.7% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Cranbourne West: 26.9%
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 Cranbourne West in 2011 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 2006 and 2011).

Overall, 50.1% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 26.9% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 60.4% and 20.8% 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 (26.9% compared to 20.8%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2001 and 2005 (18.7% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (6.1% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (14.7% compared to 17.6%)

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