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Somerville

Overseas arrivals

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1,593 people who were living in Somerville in 2016 were born overseas, and 7% 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 Somerville 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.

Somerville'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
Somerville - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %
map this data in atlas.id2011 to 9 Aug 20161066.78.8
2006 to 2010
1559.89.7
2001 to 2005
774.86.9
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)
885.57.5
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)
23714.911.9
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)
27117.014.0
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)
36723.020.2
Arrived in 1960 or earlier
24715.517.2
Not stated
422.73.6

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3.6% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 17.2% 1961 to 1970, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 20.2% 1971 to 1980, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 14.0% 1981 to 1990, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 11.9% 1991 to 2000, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.5% 2001 to 2005, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.9% 2006 to 2010, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 9.7% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.8% Not stated, Somerville: 2.7% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Somerville: 15.5% 1961 to 1970, Somerville: 23.0% 1971 to 1980, Somerville: 17.0% 1981 to 1990, Somerville: 14.9% 1991 to 2000, Somerville: 5.5% 2001 to 2005, Somerville: 4.8% 2006 to 2010, Somerville: 9.8% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Somerville: 6.7%
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 Somerville in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire 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, 76.0% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 6.7% arrived during or after 2011, compared with 70.9% and 8.8% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between Somerville and Mornington Peninsula Shire are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (14.9% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (17.0% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (23.0% compared to 20.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (6.7% compared to 8.8%)

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