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5,182 people who were living in West Region in 2016 were born overseas, and 34% 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 West Region 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
|West Region - Overseas born (Usual residence)||2016|
|Year of arrival in Australia||Number||%||City of Mitcham %|
|2011 to 9 Aug 2016||1,739||33.6||21.8||400|
|2006 to 2010||663||12.8||13.4||401|
|2001 to 2005||357||6.9||8.0||402|
|1991 to 2000 (10 year period)||374||7.2||8.6||403|
|1981 to 1990 (10 year period)||371||7.2||9.4||404|
|1971 to 1980 (10 year period)||347||6.7||9.4||405|
|1961 to 1970 (10 year period)||600||11.6||13.6||406|
|Arrived in 1960 or earlier||623||12.0||13.2||407|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2016. 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 West Region in 2016 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 2011 to 9 Aug 2016).
Overall, 44.7% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 33.6% 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 West Region and the City of Mitcham are:
- A larger percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (33.6% compared to 21.8%)
- A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (6.7% compared to 9.4%)
- A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (7.2% compared to 9.4%)
- A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (11.6% compared to 13.6%)