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Airport West - Essendon Fields

Overseas arrivals

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

1,992 people who were living in Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2016 were born overseas, and 10% 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 Airport West - Essendon Fields 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.

Airport West - Essendon Fields'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
Airport West - Essendon Fields - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Moonee Valley %
2011 to 9 Aug 201623511.819.7
2006 to 201020310.211.5
2001 to 2005934.76.7
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)1467.39.9
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)1748.711.1
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)1738.79.1
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)42921.514.6
Arrived in 1960 or earlier46523.314.0
Not stated743.73.4

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 Moonee Valley: 3.4% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Moonee Valley: 14.0% 1961 to 1970, City of Moonee Valley: 14.6% 1971 to 1980, City of Moonee Valley: 9.1% 1981 to 1990, City of Moonee Valley: 11.1% 1991 to 2000, City of Moonee Valley: 9.9% 2001 to 2005, City of Moonee Valley: 6.7% 2006 to 2010, City of Moonee Valley: 11.5% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, City of Moonee Valley: 19.7% Not stated, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 3.7% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 23.3% 1961 to 1970, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 21.5% 1971 to 1980, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 8.7% 1981 to 1990, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 8.7% 1991 to 2000, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 7.3% 2001 to 2005, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 4.7% 2006 to 2010, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 10.2% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 11.8%
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 Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2016 compared to the City of Moonee Valley 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, 69.6% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 10.2% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 58.7% and 11.5% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between Airport West - Essendon Fields and the City of Moonee Valley are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (23.3% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (21.5% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (11.8% compared to 19.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1991 and 2000 (7.3% compared to 9.9%)

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