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Overseas arrivals

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

983 people who were living in the Shire of Plantagenet in 2016 were born overseas, and 11% 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 the Shire of Plantagenet 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 Shire of Plantagenet'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 Plantagenet - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Regional WA %
2011 to 9 Aug 201610911.119.9
2006 to 201010410.617.3
2001 to 2005505.17.2
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)889.08.4
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)13613.811.2
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)16717.010.8
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)20120.413.3
Arrived in 1960 or earlier838.47.2
Not stated454.64.6

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, Regional WA: 4.6% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Regional WA: 7.2% 1961 to 1970, Regional WA: 13.3% 1971 to 1980, Regional WA: 10.8% 1981 to 1990, Regional WA: 11.2% 1991 to 2000, Regional WA: 8.4% 2001 to 2005, Regional WA: 7.2% 2006 to 2010, Regional WA: 17.3% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Regional WA: 19.9% Not stated, Shire of Plantagenet: 4.6% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Shire of Plantagenet: 8.4% 1961 to 1970, Shire of Plantagenet: 20.4% 1971 to 1980, Shire of Plantagenet: 17.0% 1981 to 1990, Shire of Plantagenet: 13.8% 1991 to 2000, Shire of Plantagenet: 9.0% 2001 to 2005, Shire of Plantagenet: 5.1% 2006 to 2010, Shire of Plantagenet: 10.6% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Shire of Plantagenet: 11.1%
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 the Shire of Plantagenet in 2016 compared to Regional WA 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, 68.7% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 10.6% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 51.0% and 17.3% respectively for Regional WA.

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

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (20.4% compared to 13.3%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (17.0% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (11.1% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (10.6% compared to 17.3%)

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