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Moonee Ponds

Overseas arrivals


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

3,788 people who were living in Moonee Ponds in 2016 were born overseas, and 12% 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 Moonee Ponds 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.

Moonee Ponds'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
Moonee Ponds - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Moonee Valley %
2011 to 9 Aug 201694424.919.7
2006 to 201045211.911.5
2001 to 20052346.26.7
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)2717.29.9
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)3549.311.1
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)3338.89.1
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)58915.514.6
Arrived in 1960 or earlier52513.914.0
Not stated862.33.4

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, Moonee Ponds: 2.3% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Moonee Ponds: 13.9% 1961 to 1970, Moonee Ponds: 15.5% 1971 to 1980, Moonee Ponds: 8.8% 1981 to 1990, Moonee Ponds: 9.3% 1991 to 2000, Moonee Ponds: 7.2% 2001 to 2005, Moonee Ponds: 6.2% 2006 to 2010, Moonee Ponds: 11.9% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Moonee Ponds: 24.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the year of arrival for the overseas born population of Moonee Ponds in 2016 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who arrived before 2001, and a similar proportion of recent overseas arrivals (those who arrived between 2006 and 2011).

Overall, 54.7% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 11.9% 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 Moonee Ponds and the City of Moonee Valley are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (24.9% compared to 19.7%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (15.5% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1991 and 2000 (7.2% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (9.3% compared to 11.1%)

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