2,704 people who were living in Melton West 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 West 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.
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
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
(Usual residence data)
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Analysis of the year of arrival for the overseas born population of Melton West 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, 67.6% 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 West and the City of Melton are:
- A larger percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (10.7% compared to 6.9%)
- A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (14.8% compared to 11.9%)
- A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1991 and 2000 (13.9% compared to 17.6%)
- A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (15.2% compared to 17.9%)