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375 people who were living in Mitcham in 2016 were born overseas, and 16% arrived in Australia within 5 years prior to 2016.

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 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.

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
Mitcham - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Mitcham %
map this data in atlas.id2011 to 9 Aug 20166116.321.8
2006 to 2010
4411.913.4
2001 to 2005
256.98.0
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)
3710.18.6
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)
4512.29.4
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)
4612.59.4
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)
5514.713.6
Arrived in 1960 or earlier
5815.513.2
Not stated
0--2.5

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Overseas arrivals, 2016
Overseas arrivals, 2016 Not stated, City of Mitcham: 2.5% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Mitcham: 13.2% 1961 to 1970, City of Mitcham: 13.6% 1971 to 1980, City of Mitcham: 9.4% 1981 to 1990, City of Mitcham: 9.4% 1991 to 2000, City of Mitcham: 8.6% 2001 to 2005, City of Mitcham: 8.0% 2006 to 2010, City of Mitcham: 13.4% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, City of Mitcham: 21.8% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Mitcham: 15.5% 1961 to 1970, Mitcham: 14.7% 1971 to 1980, Mitcham: 12.5% 1981 to 1990, Mitcham: 12.2% 1991 to 2000, Mitcham: 10.1% 2001 to 2005, Mitcham: 6.9% 2006 to 2010, Mitcham: 11.9% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Mitcham: 16.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (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 Mitcham in 2016 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 2011 to 9 Aug 2016).

Overall, 64.9% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 16.3% arrived during or after 2011, compared with 54.3% and 21.8% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

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

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (12.5% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (12.2% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (15.5% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (16.3% compared to 21.8%)

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