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Ermington - Melrose Park
Overseas arrivals

3,949 people who were living in Ermington - Melrose Park in 2011 were born overseas, and 11% 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 Ermington - Melrose Park 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.

Ermington - Melrose Park'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
Ermington - Melrose Park - Overseas born (Enumerated)2011
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Parramatta %
map this data in atlas.id2006 to 9 Aug 201144411.327.0
2001 to 2005
45611.615.6
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)
80120.321.4
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)
65916.716.1
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)
3829.76.8
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)
2736.95.0
Arrived in 1960 or earlier
1834.63.7
Not stated
1243.14.3

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, City of Parramatta: 4.3% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Parramatta: 3.7% 1961 to 1970, City of Parramatta: 5.0% 1971 to 1980, City of Parramatta: 6.8% 1981 to 1990, City of Parramatta: 16.1% 1991 to 2000, City of Parramatta: 21.4% 2001 to 2005, City of Parramatta: 15.6% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, City of Parramatta: 27.0% Not stated, Ermington - Melrose Park: 3.1% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Ermington - Melrose Park: 4.6% 1961 to 1970, Ermington - Melrose Park: 6.9% 1971 to 1980, Ermington - Melrose Park: 9.7% 1981 to 1990, Ermington - Melrose Park: 16.7% 1991 to 2000, Ermington - Melrose Park: 20.3% 2001 to 2005, Ermington - Melrose Park: 11.6% 2006 to 9 Aug 2011, Ermington - Melrose Park: 11.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated 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 Ermington - Melrose Park in 2011 compared to City of Parramatta 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, 58.2% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 11.3% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 53.1% and 27.0% respectively for City of Parramatta.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between Ermington - Melrose Park and City of Parramatta are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (9.7% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (6.9% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (11.3% compared to 27.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2001 and 2005 (11.6% compared to 15.6%)

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