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Overseas arrivals

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

2,234 people who were living in Happy Valley in 2016 were born overseas, and 18% 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 Happy Valley 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.

Happy Valley'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
Happy Valley - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Onkaparinga %
2011 to 9 Aug 201622510.110.3
2006 to 201039117.514.8
2001 to 20052029.07.0
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)1808.18.1
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)2229.911.7
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)24611.013.8
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)44920.121.4
Arrived in 1960 or earlier29613.210.3
Not stated231.02.6

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, City of Onkaparinga: 2.6% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Onkaparinga: 10.3% 1961 to 1970, City of Onkaparinga: 21.4% 1971 to 1980, City of Onkaparinga: 13.8% 1981 to 1990, City of Onkaparinga: 11.7% 1991 to 2000, City of Onkaparinga: 8.1% 2001 to 2005, City of Onkaparinga: 7.0% 2006 to 2010, City of Onkaparinga: 14.8% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, City of Onkaparinga: 10.3% Not stated, Happy Valley: 1.0% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Happy Valley: 13.2% 1961 to 1970, Happy Valley: 20.1% 1971 to 1980, Happy Valley: 11.0% 1981 to 1990, Happy Valley: 9.9% 1991 to 2000, Happy Valley: 8.1% 2001 to 2005, Happy Valley: 9.0% 2006 to 2010, Happy Valley: 17.5% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Happy Valley: 10.1%
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 Happy Valley in 2016 compared to the City of Onkaparinga shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who arrived before 2001, and a larger proportion of recent overseas arrivals (those who arrived between 2006 and 2011).

Overall, 62.4% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 17.5% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 65.3% and 14.8% respectively for the City of Onkaparinga.

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

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (13.2% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (17.5% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2001 and 2005 (9.0% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (11.0% compared to 13.8%)

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