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5,680 people who were living in Ferntree Gully in 2011 were born overseas, and 13% 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 Ferntree Gully 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.

Ferntree Gully'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
Ferntree Gully - Overseas born (Usual residence)2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Knox %
map this data in atlas.id2006 to 9 Aug 201175413.313.8
2001 to 2005
59010.411.4
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)
69212.215.5
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)
89715.819.5
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)
72612.812.2
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)
94016.513.2
Arrived in 1960 or earlier
85815.111.0
Not stated
2243.93.4

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, City of Knox: 3.4% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Knox: 11.0% 1961 to 1970, City of Knox: 13.2% 1971 to 1980, City of Knox: 12.2% 1981 to 1990, City of Knox: 19.5% 1991 to 2000, City of Knox: 15.5% 2001 to 2005, City of Knox: 11.4% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, City of Knox: 13.8% Not stated, Ferntree Gully: 3.9% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Ferntree Gully: 15.1% 1961 to 1970, Ferntree Gully: 16.5% 1971 to 1980, Ferntree Gully: 12.8% 1981 to 1990, Ferntree Gully: 15.8% 1991 to 2000, Ferntree Gully: 12.2% 2001 to 2005, Ferntree Gully: 10.4% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Ferntree Gully: 13.3%
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 Ferntree Gully in 2011 compared to the City of Knox 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, 72.4% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 13.3% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 71.4% and 13.8% respectively for the City of Knox.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between Ferntree Gully and the City of Knox are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (15.1% compared to 11.0%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (16.5% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (15.8% compared to 19.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1991 and 2000 (12.2% compared to 15.5%)

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