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Altona Meadows

Overseas arrivals


This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

6,827 people who were living in Altona Meadows in 2016 were born overseas, and 17% 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 Altona Meadows 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.

Altona Meadows'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
Altona Meadows - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Hobsons Bay City %
2011 to 9 Aug 20161,14116.719.5
2006 to 201081612.013.8
2001 to 20055077.47.5
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)74210.99.7
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)99614.612.3
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)73410.89.3
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)1,07815.814.3
Arrived in 1960 or earlier6068.910.6
Not stated2073.03.1

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, Hobsons Bay City: 3.1% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Hobsons Bay City: 10.6% 1961 to 1970, Hobsons Bay City: 14.3% 1971 to 1980, Hobsons Bay City: 9.3% 1981 to 1990, Hobsons Bay City: 12.3% 1991 to 2000, Hobsons Bay City: 9.7% 2001 to 2005, Hobsons Bay City: 7.5% 2006 to 2010, Hobsons Bay City: 13.8% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Hobsons Bay City: 19.5% Not stated, Altona Meadows: 3.0% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Altona Meadows: 8.9% 1961 to 1970, Altona Meadows: 15.8% 1971 to 1980, Altona Meadows: 10.8% 1981 to 1990, Altona Meadows: 14.6% 1991 to 2000, Altona Meadows: 10.9% 2001 to 2005, Altona Meadows: 7.4% 2006 to 2010, Altona Meadows: 12.0% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Altona Meadows: 16.7%
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 Altona Meadows in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City 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, 60.9% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 16.7% arrived during or after 2011, compared with 56.2% and 19.5% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

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

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (14.6% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (16.7% compared to 19.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (12.0% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (8.9% compared to 10.6%)

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