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Wantirna South

Overseas arrivals


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

8,301 people who were living in Wantirna South 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 Wantirna South 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.

Wantirna South'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
Wantirna South - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Knox %
2011 to 9 Aug 20161,20414.513.0
2006 to 20101,34416.216.1
2001 to 20051,03012.410.8
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)1,19214.413.1
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)1,39316.816.3
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)7559.19.6
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)5847.010.5
Arrived in 1960 or earlier5736.97.9
Not stated2222.72.7

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, Wantirna South: 2.7% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Wantirna South: 6.9% 1961 to 1970, Wantirna South: 7.0% 1971 to 1980, Wantirna South: 9.1% 1981 to 1990, Wantirna South: 16.8% 1991 to 2000, Wantirna South: 14.4% 2001 to 2005, Wantirna South: 12.4% 2006 to 2010, Wantirna South: 16.2% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Wantirna South: 14.5%
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 Wantirna South in 2016 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who arrived before 2001, and a similar proportion of recent overseas arrivals (those who arrived between 2006 and 2011).

Overall, 54.2% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 16.2% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 57.5% and 16.1% respectively for the City of Knox.

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

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2001 and 2005 (12.4% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (14.5% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1991 and 2000 (14.4% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (7.0% compared to 10.5%)

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