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7,956 people who were living in Wheelers Hill in 2011 were born overseas, and 12% 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 Wheelers Hill 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.

Wheelers Hill'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
Wheelers Hill - Overseas born (Usual residence)2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Monash %
map this data in atlas.id2006 to 9 Aug 201198512.428.9
2001 to 2005
7479.412.3
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)
1,29816.314.7
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)
1,56419.714.5
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)
1,03113.08.2
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)
1,19715.010.1
Arrived in 1960 or earlier
85710.87.6
Not stated
2773.53.7

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 Monash: 3.7% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Monash: 7.6% 1961 to 1970, City of Monash: 10.1% 1971 to 1980, City of Monash: 8.2% 1981 to 1990, City of Monash: 14.5% 1991 to 2000, City of Monash: 14.7% 2001 to 2005, City of Monash: 12.3% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, City of Monash: 28.9% Not stated, Wheelers Hill: 3.5% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Wheelers Hill: 10.8% 1961 to 1970, Wheelers Hill: 15.0% 1971 to 1980, Wheelers Hill: 13.0% 1981 to 1990, Wheelers Hill: 19.7% 1991 to 2000, Wheelers Hill: 16.3% 2001 to 2005, Wheelers Hill: 9.4% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Wheelers Hill: 12.4%
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 Wheelers Hill in 2011 compared to City of Monash 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, 74.7% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 12.4% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 55.0% and 28.9% respectively for City of Monash.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between Wheelers Hill and City of Monash are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (19.7% compared to 14.5%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (15.0% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (13.0% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (12.4% compared to 28.9%)

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