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846 people who were living in Bedford Park in 2011 were born overseas, and 64% 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 Bedford Park 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.

Bedford Park'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
Bedford Park - Overseas born (Usual residence)2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Mitcham %
map this data in atlas.id2006 to 9 Aug 201154264.124.2
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 Mitcham: 3.4% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Mitcham: 17.2% 1961 to 1970, City of Mitcham: 15.8% 1971 to 1980, City of Mitcham: 10.6% 1981 to 1990, City of Mitcham: 9.8% 1991 to 2000, City of Mitcham: 9.7% 2001 to 2005, City of Mitcham: 9.3% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, City of Mitcham: 24.2% Not stated, Bedford Park: 2.2% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Bedford Park: 6.9% 1961 to 1970, Bedford Park: 6.3% 1971 to 1980, Bedford Park: 3.1% 1981 to 1990, Bedford Park: 2.6% 1991 to 2000, Bedford Park: 6.5% 2001 to 2005, Bedford Park: 8.4% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Bedford Park: 64.1%
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 Bedford Park in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham 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 2006 and 2011).

Overall, 25.3% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 64.1% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 63.1% and 24.2% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between Bedford Park and the City of Mitcham are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (64.1% compared to 24.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (6.9% compared to 17.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (6.3% compared to 15.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (3.1% compared to 10.6%)

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