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Shire of Murray

Overseas arrivals

2,648 people who were living in Shire of Murray in 2011 were born overseas, and 9% 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 Shire of Murray 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.

Shire of Murray'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
Shire of Murray - Overseas born (Usual residence)2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Greater Perth %
2006 to 9 Aug 20112459.326.8
2001 to 20051857.011.1
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)2228.413.4
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)33012.515.4
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)47918.110.6
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)71527.011.6
Arrived in 1960 or earlier36513.86.5
Not stated1074.04.7

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, Greater Perth: 4.7% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Greater Perth: 6.5% 1961 to 1970, Greater Perth: 11.6% 1971 to 1980, Greater Perth: 10.6% 1981 to 1990, Greater Perth: 15.4% 1991 to 2000, Greater Perth: 13.4% 2001 to 2005, Greater Perth: 11.1% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Greater Perth: 26.8% Not stated, Shire of Murray: 4.0% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Shire of Murray: 13.8% 1961 to 1970, Shire of Murray: 27.0% 1971 to 1980, Shire of Murray: 18.1% 1981 to 1990, Shire of Murray: 12.5% 1991 to 2000, Shire of Murray: 8.4% 2001 to 2005, Shire of Murray: 7.0% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Shire of Murray: 9.3%
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 Shire of Murray in 2011 compared to Greater Perth 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, 79.7% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 9.3% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 57.5% and 26.8% respectively for Greater Perth.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between Shire of Murray and Greater Perth are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (27.0% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (18.1% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (13.8% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (9.3% compared to 26.8%)

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