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Overseas arrivals

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

1,816 people who were living in Colac Otway Shire in 2016 were born overseas, and 12% 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 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)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Regional VIC %
2011 to 9 Aug 201629716.414.9
Arrived 2006-201021311.712.5
2001 to 20051387.66.3
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)1136.27.3
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)1558.58.9
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)1578.610.1
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)30316.716.6
Arrived in 1960 or earlier34018.718.4
Not stated1005.55.1

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 VIC: 5.1% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Regional VIC: 18.4% 1961 to 1970, Regional VIC: 16.6% 1971 to 1980, Regional VIC: 10.1% 1981 to 1990, Regional VIC: 8.9% 1991 to 2000, Regional VIC: 7.3% 2001 to 2005, Regional VIC: 6.3% Arrived 2006-2010, Regional VIC: 12.5% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Regional VIC: 14.9% Not stated, Colac Otway Shire: 5.5% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Colac Otway Shire: 18.7% 1961 to 1970, Colac Otway Shire: 16.7% 1971 to 1980, Colac Otway Shire: 8.6% 1981 to 1990, Colac Otway Shire: 8.5% 1991 to 2000, Colac Otway Shire: 6.2% 2001 to 2005, Colac Otway Shire: 7.6% Arrived 2006-2010, Colac Otway Shire: 11.7% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Colac Otway Shire: 16.4%
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 Colac Otway Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who arrived before 2001, as well as a smaller proportion of recent overseas arrivals (those who arrived between 2006 and 2011).

Overall, 58.8% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 11.7% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 61.2% and 12.5% 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 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (16.4% compared to 14.9%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2001 and 2005 (7.6% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (8.6% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1991 and 2000 (6.2% compared to 7.3%)

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