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Green Wedge

Overseas arrivals

1,140 people who were living in Green Wedge in 2011 were born overseas, and 5% 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 Green Wedge 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.

Green Wedge'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
Green Wedge - Overseas born (Usual residence)2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %
map this data in atlas.id2006 to 9 Aug 2011575.111.6
2001 to 2005
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)
Arrived in 1960 or earlier
Not stated

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Overseas arrivals, 2011
Overseas arrivals, 2011 Not stated, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.6% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 20.2% 1961 to 1970, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 21.9% 1971 to 1980, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 14.6% 1981 to 1990, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 11.8% 1991 to 2000, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.7% 2001 to 2005, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.6% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 11.6% Not stated, Green Wedge: 5.3% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Green Wedge: 20.8% 1961 to 1970, Green Wedge: 23.5% 1971 to 1980, Green Wedge: 17.0% 1981 to 1990, Green Wedge: 10.5% 1991 to 2000, Green Wedge: 11.2% 2001 to 2005, Green Wedge: 6.6% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Green Wedge: 5.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (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 Green Wedge in 2011 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 2006 and 2011).

Overall, 83.1% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 5.1% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 76.2% and 11.6% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

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

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1991 and 2000 (11.2% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (17.0% compared to 14.6%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (23.5% compared to 21.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (5.1% compared to 11.6%)

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