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1,674 people who were living in Melton South in 2011 were born overseas, and 15% 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 Melton 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.

Melton 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
Melton South - Overseas born (Usual residence)2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Melton %
map this data in atlas.id2006 to 9 Aug 201125515.217.9
2001 to 2005
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)
Arrived in 1960 or earlier
Not stated

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Overseas arrivals, 2011
Overseas arrivals, 2011 Not stated, City of Melton: 5.1% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Melton: 6.9% 1961 to 1970, City of Melton: 11.9% 1971 to 1980, City of Melton: 11.2% 1981 to 1990, City of Melton: 16.0% 1991 to 2000, City of Melton: 17.6% 2001 to 2005, City of Melton: 13.4% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, City of Melton: 17.9% Not stated, Melton South: 6.3% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Melton South: 14.1% 1961 to 1970, Melton South: 21.7% 1971 to 1980, Melton South: 12.4% 1981 to 1990, Melton South: 11.9% 1991 to 2000, Melton South: 10.3% 2001 to 2005, Melton South: 7.9% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Melton South: 15.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (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 Melton South in 2011 compared to the City of Melton 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, 70.5% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 15.2% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 63.6% and 17.9% respectively for the City of Melton.

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

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (21.7% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (14.1% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1991 and 2000 (10.3% compared to 17.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2001 and 2005 (7.9% compared to 13.4%)

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