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Non-English speakers - Year of arrivals

In 2011, 20,081 non-English speakers living in the City of Melton were born overseas, and 19.9% 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 the City of Melton in housing newer or older migrant groups. When looking at those speaking a language other than English this will tend to exclude those from English speaking countries, and may indicate whether the languages are used by recent migrants, older migrants, or 2nd or 3rd generation Australians.

Derived from the Census question:

'In what year did the person first arrive in Australia to live here for one year or more?'

People speaking a language other than English at home born overseas

Year of arrivals
City of Melton - Non-English speakers2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Greater Melbourne
2006 to 9 Aug 20114,00019.927.1
2001 to 20053,17115.812.2
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)4,24421.116.2
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)3,40016.914.6
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)2,02910.18.2
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)1,7138.510.0
Arrived in 1960 or earlier7933.97.8
Not stated7313.63.9

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.

Year of arrivals, 2011
Year of arrivals, 2011 Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Greater Melbourne: 7.8% 1961 to 1970, Greater Melbourne: 10.0% 1971 to 1980, Greater Melbourne: 8.2% 1981 to 1990, Greater Melbourne: 14.6% 1991 to 2000, Greater Melbourne: 16.2% 2001 to 2005, Greater Melbourne: 12.2% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Greater Melbourne: 27.1% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Melton: 3.9% 1961 to 1970, City of Melton: 8.5% 1971 to 1980, City of Melton: 10.1% 1981 to 1990, City of Melton: 16.9% 1991 to 2000, City of Melton: 21.1% 2001 to 2005, City of Melton: 15.8% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, City of Melton: 19.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the year of arrival for the overseas born non-English speaking population of the City of Melton in 2011 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, 60.6% of the overseas born non-English speaking population arrived before 2001, and 19.9% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 56.8% and 27.1% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the year of arrival data of the non-English speaking population of the City of Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1991 to 2000 (10 year period) (21.1% compared to 16.2%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2001 to 2005 (15.8% compared to 12.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 to 9 Aug 2011 (19.9% compared to 27.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between Arrived in 1960 or earlier (3.9% compared to 7.8%)