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Hobsons Bay City

Overseas arrivals


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

27,093 people who were living in Hobsons Bay City in 2016 were born overseas, and 14% 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 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)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Greater Melbourne %
2011 to 9 Aug 20165,27219.523.5
2006 to 20103,73613.816.4
2001 to 20052,0257.59.1
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)2,6179.711.9
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)3,33412.311.9
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)2,5219.37.8
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)3,87814.39.2
Arrived in 1960 or earlier2,87010.66.9
Not stated8403.13.3

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, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Greater Melbourne: 6.9% 1961 to 1970, Greater Melbourne: 9.2% 1971 to 1980, Greater Melbourne: 7.8% 1981 to 1990, Greater Melbourne: 11.9% 1991 to 2000, Greater Melbourne: 11.9% 2001 to 2005, Greater Melbourne: 9.1% 2006 to 2010, Greater Melbourne: 16.4% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Greater Melbourne: 23.5% 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%
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 Hobsons Bay City in 2016 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, 56.2% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 13.8% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 47.7% and 16.4% 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 (14.3% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (10.6% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (19.5% compared to 23.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (13.8% compared to 16.4%)

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