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Overseas born - Year of arrivals

In 2011, 30,368 people who were living in the City of Melton, were born overseas and 17.9% arrived in Australia within the last 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.

Year of Arrival data should be looked at in conjunction with Age Structure - most people migrate to another country when they are relatively young.

Derived from the Census question:

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

People born overseas

Year of arrivals
City of Melton - Overseas born2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Greater Melbourne
2006 to 9 Aug 20115,42617.923.2
2001 to 20054,08313.411.2
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)5,33617.614.4
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)4,85716.014.7
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)3,41011.210.0
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)3,61811.912.2
Arrived in 1960 or earlier2,0996.910.0
Not stated1,5395.14.2

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 Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 4.2% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Greater Melbourne: 10.0% 1961 to 1970, Greater Melbourne: 12.2% 1971 to 1980, Greater Melbourne: 10.0% 1981 to 1990, Greater Melbourne: 14.7% 1991 to 2000, Greater Melbourne: 14.4% 2001 to 2005, Greater Melbourne: 11.2% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Greater Melbourne: 23.2% 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%
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.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the year of arrival for the overseas born 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, 63.6% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 17.9% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 61.4% and 23.2% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

The major differences between the year of arrival data the overseas born population in the City of Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1991 to 2000 (10 year period) (17.6% compared to 14.4%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2001 to 2005 (13.4% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 to 9 Aug 2011 (17.9% compared to 23.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between Arrived in 1960 or earlier (6.9% compared to 10.0%)