Colac Otway ShireCommunity profile
census-message-logo

2016 Census data will be released soon and we're busy behind the scenes getting this website ready. Read our plan.

Skip to content

Colac Otway Shire

Overseas arrivals

1,536 people who were living in Colac Otway Shire in 2011 were born overseas, and 15% 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 Colac Otway Shire 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.

Colac Otway Shire'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
Colac Otway Shire - Overseas born (Usual residence)2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Regional VIC %
map this data in atlas.id2006 to 9 Aug 201123215.115.8
2001 to 2005
1348.77.2
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)
1056.88.4
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)
15610.29.4
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)
15510.111.0
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)
28118.319.2
Arrived in 1960 or earlier
40326.223.5
Not stated
704.65.5

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, Regional VIC: 5.5% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Regional VIC: 23.5% 1961 to 1970, Regional VIC: 19.2% 1971 to 1980, Regional VIC: 11.0% 1981 to 1990, Regional VIC: 9.4% 1991 to 2000, Regional VIC: 8.4% 2001 to 2005, Regional VIC: 7.2% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Regional VIC: 15.8% Not stated, Colac Otway Shire: 4.6% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Colac Otway Shire: 26.2% 1961 to 1970, Colac Otway Shire: 18.3% 1971 to 1980, Colac Otway Shire: 10.1% 1981 to 1990, Colac Otway Shire: 10.2% 1991 to 2000, Colac Otway Shire: 6.8% 2001 to 2005, Colac Otway Shire: 8.7% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Colac Otway Shire: 15.1%
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 Colac Otway Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a similar proportion of people who arrived before 2001, and a smaller proportion of recent overseas arrivals (those who arrived between 2006 and 2011).

Overall, 71.6% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 15.1% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 71.5% and 15.8% respectively for Regional VIC.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between Colac Otway Shire and Regional VIC are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (26.2% compared to 23.5%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2001 and 2005 (8.7% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1991 and 2000 (6.8% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (10.1% compared to 11.0%)

To continue building your demographic story go to...

v16.07.05-1.0.8