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Essendon West

Overseas arrivals

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

276 people who were living in Essendon West in 2016 were born overseas, and 17% 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 Essendon West 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.

Essendon West'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
Essendon West - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Moonee Valley %
2011 to 9 Aug 20164616.919.7
2006 to 2010103.811.5
2001 to 2005248.76.7
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)3111.39.9
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)3713.611.1
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)3312.39.1
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)4717.114.6
Arrived in 1960 or earlier3412.514.0
Not stated103.83.4

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, Essendon West: 3.8% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Essendon West: 12.5% 1961 to 1970, Essendon West: 17.1% 1971 to 1980, Essendon West: 12.3% 1981 to 1990, Essendon West: 13.6% 1991 to 2000, Essendon West: 11.3% 2001 to 2005, Essendon West: 8.7% 2006 to 2010, Essendon West: 3.8% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Essendon West: 16.9%
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 Essendon West 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 2011 to 9 Aug 2016).

Overall, 66.7% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 16.9% arrived during or after 2011, compared with 58.7% and 19.7% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

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

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (12.3% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (13.6% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (3.8% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (16.9% compared to 19.7%)

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