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374 people who were living in Lower Mitcham in 2011 were born overseas, and 19% 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 Lower Mitcham 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.

Lower Mitcham'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
Lower Mitcham - Overseas born (Usual residence)2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Mitcham %
map this data in atlas.id2006 to 9 Aug 20117018.824.2
2001 to 2005
4010.89.3
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)
4111.09.7
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)
297.89.8
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)
5514.710.6
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)
5915.615.8
Arrived in 1960 or earlier
6718.017.2
Not stated
123.33.4

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, Lower Mitcham: 3.3% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Lower Mitcham: 18.0% 1961 to 1970, Lower Mitcham: 15.6% 1971 to 1980, Lower Mitcham: 14.7% 1981 to 1990, Lower Mitcham: 7.8% 1991 to 2000, Lower Mitcham: 11.0% 2001 to 2005, Lower Mitcham: 10.8% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Lower Mitcham: 18.8%
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 Lower Mitcham in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham 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, 67.2% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 18.8% 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 Lower Mitcham and the City of Mitcham are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (14.7% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2001 and 2005 (10.8% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (18.8% compared to 24.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (7.8% compared to 9.8%)

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