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Overseas arrivals


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

638 people who were living in The Basin in 2016 were born overseas, and 8% 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 Basin 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 Basin'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
The Basin - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Knox %
2011 to 9 Aug 2016507.813.0
2006 to 2010548.616.1
2001 to 20056410.110.8
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)589.213.1
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)9915.616.3
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)8413.39.6
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)11718.410.5
Arrived in 1960 or earlier8413.27.9
Not stated243.82.7

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, 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% 2006 to 2010, City of Knox: 16.1% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, City of Knox: 13.0% Not stated, The Basin: 3.8% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, The Basin: 13.2% 1961 to 1970, The Basin: 18.4% 1971 to 1980, The Basin: 13.3% 1981 to 1990, The Basin: 15.6% 1991 to 2000, The Basin: 9.2% 2001 to 2005, The Basin: 10.1% 2006 to 2010, The Basin: 8.6% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, The Basin: 7.8%
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 The Basin in 2016 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 2011 to 9 Aug 2016).

Overall, 69.6% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 7.8% arrived during or after 2011, compared with 57.5% and 13.0% respectively for the City of Knox.

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

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (18.4% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (13.2% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (8.6% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (7.8% compared to 13.0%)

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