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Overseas arrivals

34,846 people who were living in the City of Onkaparinga in 2011 were born overseas, and 16% 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 the City of Onkaparinga 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.

The City of Onkaparinga'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
City of Onkaparinga - Overseas born (Usual residence)2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Greater Adelaide %
map this data in atlas.id2006 to 9 Aug 20115,60016.123.1
2001 to 2005
2,7607.98.3
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)
3,0088.69.5
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)
4,26712.210.8
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)
5,29415.210.4
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)
8,35224.018.4
Arrived in 1960 or earlier
4,14911.915.0
Not stated
1,4164.14.5

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

Overseas arrivals, 2011
Overseas arrivals, 2011 Not stated, Greater Adelaide: 4.5% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Greater Adelaide: 15.0% 1961 to 1970, Greater Adelaide: 18.4% 1971 to 1980, Greater Adelaide: 10.4% 1981 to 1990, Greater Adelaide: 10.8% 1991 to 2000, Greater Adelaide: 9.5% 2001 to 2005, Greater Adelaide: 8.3% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Greater Adelaide: 23.1% Not stated, City of Onkaparinga: 4.1% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Onkaparinga: 11.9% 1961 to 1970, City of Onkaparinga: 24.0% 1971 to 1980, City of Onkaparinga: 15.2% 1981 to 1990, City of Onkaparinga: 12.2% 1991 to 2000, City of Onkaparinga: 8.6% 2001 to 2005, City of Onkaparinga: 7.9% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, City of Onkaparinga: 16.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (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 the City of Onkaparinga in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide 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, 71.9% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 16.1% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 64.1% and 23.1% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between the City of Onkaparinga and Greater Adelaide are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (24.0% compared to 18.4%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (15.2% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (16.1% compared to 23.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (11.9% compared to 15.0%)

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