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Overseas arrivals

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

2,593 people who were living in Brookfield in 2016 were born overseas, and 18% 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 Brookfield 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.

Brookfield'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
Brookfield - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Melton %
map this data in atlas.id2011 to 9 Aug 201645517.615.3
2006 to 2010
74428.718.8
2001 to 2005
35613.712.1
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)
2389.214.7
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)
2158.312.9
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)
1465.68.8
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)
2108.18.9
Arrived in 1960 or earlier
1576.15.0
Not stated
682.63.6

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 Melton: 3.6% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Melton: 5.0% 1961 to 1970, City of Melton: 8.9% 1971 to 1980, City of Melton: 8.8% 1981 to 1990, City of Melton: 12.9% 1991 to 2000, City of Melton: 14.7% 2001 to 2005, City of Melton: 12.1% 2006 to 2010, City of Melton: 18.8% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, City of Melton: 15.3% Not stated, Brookfield: 2.6% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Brookfield: 6.1% 1961 to 1970, Brookfield: 8.1% 1971 to 1980, Brookfield: 5.6% 1981 to 1990, Brookfield: 8.3% 1991 to 2000, Brookfield: 9.2% 2001 to 2005, Brookfield: 13.7% 2006 to 2010, Brookfield: 28.7% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Brookfield: 17.6%
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 Brookfield in 2016 compared to City of Melton shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who arrived before 2001, and a larger proportion of recent overseas arrivals (those who arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016).

Overall, 37.4% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 17.6% arrived during or after 2011, compared with 50.3% and 15.3% respectively for City of Melton.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between Brookfield and City of Melton are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (28.7% compared to 18.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1991 and 2000 (9.2% compared to 14.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (8.3% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (5.6% compared to 8.8%)

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