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Hobsons Bay City

Overseas arrivals

25,862 people who were living in Hobsons Bay City in 2011 were born overseas, and 21% 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 Hobsons Bay City 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.

Hobsons Bay City'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
Hobsons Bay City - Overseas born (Usual residence)2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Greater Melbourne %
map this data in atlas.id2006 to 9 Aug 20115,38820.823.2
2001 to 2005
2,3589.111.2
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)
2,82310.914.4
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)
3,41113.214.7
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)
2,74010.610.1
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)
4,40317.012.3
Arrived in 1960 or earlier
3,60213.910.0
Not stated
1,1374.44.2

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, Greater Melbourne: 4.2% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Greater Melbourne: 10.0% 1961 to 1970, Greater Melbourne: 12.3% 1971 to 1980, Greater Melbourne: 10.1% 1981 to 1990, Greater Melbourne: 14.7% 1991 to 2000, Greater Melbourne: 14.4% 2001 to 2005, Greater Melbourne: 11.2% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Greater Melbourne: 23.2% Not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 4.4% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Hobsons Bay City: 13.9% 1961 to 1970, Hobsons Bay City: 17.0% 1971 to 1980, Hobsons Bay City: 10.6% 1981 to 1990, Hobsons Bay City: 13.2% 1991 to 2000, Hobsons Bay City: 10.9% 2001 to 2005, Hobsons Bay City: 9.1% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Hobsons Bay City: 20.8%
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 Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne 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 2006 and 2011).

Overall, 65.7% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 20.8% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 61.4% and 23.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between Hobsons Bay City and Greater Melbourne are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (17.0% compared to 12.3%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (13.9% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1991 and 2000 (10.9% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (20.8% compared to 23.2%)

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