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Diggers Rest

Overseas arrivals


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381 people who were living in Diggers Rest in 2016 were born overseas, and 15% 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 Diggers Rest 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.

Diggers Rest'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
Diggers Rest - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Melton %
2011 to 9 Aug 20165915.515.3
2006 to 20106316.518.8
2001 to 2005205.212.1
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)338.714.7
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)3810.012.9
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)4511.88.8
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)6116.08.9
Arrived in 1960 or earlier4511.85.0
Not stated174.53.6

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, Diggers Rest: 4.5% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Diggers Rest: 11.8% 1961 to 1970, Diggers Rest: 16.0% 1971 to 1980, Diggers Rest: 11.8% 1981 to 1990, Diggers Rest: 10.0% 1991 to 2000, Diggers Rest: 8.7% 2001 to 2005, Diggers Rest: 5.2% 2006 to 2010, Diggers Rest: 16.5% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Diggers Rest: 15.5%
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 Diggers Rest in 2016 compared to City of Melton 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 2011 to 9 Aug 2016).

Overall, 58.3% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 15.5% 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 Diggers Rest and City of Melton are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (16.0% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (11.8% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2001 and 2005 (5.2% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1991 and 2000 (8.7% compared to 14.7%)

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