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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?

781 people who were living in Parkes Shire in 2016 were born overseas, and 21% 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 Parkes Shire 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.

Parkes Shire'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
Parkes Shire - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Regional NSW %
2011 to 9 Aug 201616220.714.8
2006 to 201012415.910.5
2001 to 2005557.06.2
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)638.18.6
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)526.710.6
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)536.812.8
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)10813.817.3
Arrived in 1960 or earlier13617.414.4
Not stated283.64.7

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, Regional NSW: 4.7% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Regional NSW: 14.4% 1961 to 1970, Regional NSW: 17.3% 1971 to 1980, Regional NSW: 12.8% 1981 to 1990, Regional NSW: 10.6% 1991 to 2000, Regional NSW: 8.6% 2001 to 2005, Regional NSW: 6.2% 2006 to 2010, Regional NSW: 10.5% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Regional NSW: 14.8% Not stated, Parkes Shire: 3.6% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Parkes Shire: 17.4% 1961 to 1970, Parkes Shire: 13.8% 1971 to 1980, Parkes Shire: 6.8% 1981 to 1990, Parkes Shire: 6.7% 1991 to 2000, Parkes Shire: 8.1% 2001 to 2005, Parkes Shire: 7.0% 2006 to 2010, Parkes Shire: 15.9% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Parkes Shire: 20.7%
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 Parkes Shire in 2016 compared to Regional NSW 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 2011 to 9 Aug 2016).

Overall, 52.8% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 20.7% arrived during or after 2011, compared with 63.8% and 14.8% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between Parkes Shire and Regional NSW are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (20.7% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (15.9% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (6.8% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (6.7% compared to 10.6%)

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