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Gannawarra Shire

Overseas arrivals


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549 people who were living in Gannawarra Shire in 2016 were born overseas, and 10% 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 Gannawarra 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.

Gannawarra 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
Gannawarra Shire - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Regional VIC %
2011 to 9 Aug 20165610.214.9
2006 to 20106812.412.5
2001 to 2005152.76.3
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)6111.17.3
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)407.38.9
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)488.710.1
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)9417.116.6
Arrived in 1960 or earlier13524.618.4
Not stated325.85.1

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% 2006 to 2010, Regional VIC: 12.5% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Regional VIC: 14.9% Not stated, Gannawarra Shire: 5.8% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Gannawarra Shire: 24.6% 1961 to 1970, Gannawarra Shire: 17.1% 1971 to 1980, Gannawarra Shire: 8.7% 1981 to 1990, Gannawarra Shire: 7.3% 1991 to 2000, Gannawarra Shire: 11.1% 2001 to 2005, Gannawarra Shire: 2.7% 2006 to 2010, Gannawarra Shire: 12.4% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Gannawarra Shire: 10.2%
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 Gannawarra Shire in 2016 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a larger proportion of people who arrived before 2001, and a smaller proportion of recent overseas arrivals (those who arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016).

Overall, 68.9% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 10.2% arrived during or after 2011, compared with 61.2% and 14.9% respectively for Regional VIC.

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

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (24.6% compared to 18.4%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1991 and 2000 (11.1% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (10.2% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2001 and 2005 (2.7% compared to 6.3%)

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