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Overseas arrivals

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

46,505 people who were living in the City of Knox in 2016 were born overseas, and 16% 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 the City of Knox 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.

The City of Knox'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
City of Knox - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Greater Melbourne %
2011 to 9 Aug 20166,05013.023.5
Arrived 2006-20107,47216.116.4
2001 to 20055,01110.89.1
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)6,10713.111.9
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)7,57316.311.9
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)4,4869.67.8
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)4,87410.59.2
Arrived in 1960 or earlier3,6837.96.9
Not stated1,2492.73.3

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% Arrived 2006-2010, Greater Melbourne: 16.4% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Greater Melbourne: 23.5% Not stated, City of Knox: 2.7% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Knox: 7.9% 1961 to 1970, City of Knox: 10.5% 1971 to 1980, City of Knox: 9.6% 1981 to 1990, City of Knox: 16.3% 1991 to 2000, City of Knox: 13.1% 2001 to 2005, City of Knox: 10.8% Arrived 2006-2010, City of Knox: 16.1% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, City of Knox: 13.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (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 the City of Knox in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a larger proportion of people who arrived before 2001, and a similar proportion of recent overseas arrivals (those who arrived between 2006 and 2011).

Overall, 57.5% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 16.1% 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 the City of Knox and Greater Melbourne are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (16.3% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (9.6% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2001 and 2005 (10.8% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (13.0% compared to 23.5%)

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