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Smithfield Plains

Overseas arrivals


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571 people who were living in Smithfield Plains in 2016 were born overseas, and 22% 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 Smithfield Plains 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.

Smithfield Plains'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
Smithfield Plains - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%City of Playford %
2011 to 9 Aug 20169015.814.0
2006 to 201012722.313.9
2001 to 20056010.66.9
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)437.66.2
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)274.78.5
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)376.511.2
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)13123.025.6
Arrived in 1960 or earlier366.410.3
Not stated183.13.4

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 Playford: 3.4% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, City of Playford: 10.3% 1961 to 1970, City of Playford: 25.6% 1971 to 1980, City of Playford: 11.2% 1981 to 1990, City of Playford: 8.5% 1991 to 2000, City of Playford: 6.2% 2001 to 2005, City of Playford: 6.9% 2006 to 2010, City of Playford: 13.9% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, City of Playford: 14.0% Not stated, Smithfield Plains: 3.1% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Smithfield Plains: 6.4% 1961 to 1970, Smithfield Plains: 23.0% 1971 to 1980, Smithfield Plains: 6.5% 1981 to 1990, Smithfield Plains: 4.7% 1991 to 2000, Smithfield Plains: 7.6% 2001 to 2005, Smithfield Plains: 10.6% 2006 to 2010, Smithfield Plains: 22.3% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Smithfield Plains: 15.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the year of arrival for the overseas born population of Smithfield Plains in 2016 compared to the City of Playford 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, 48.2% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 22.3% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 61.8% and 13.9% respectively for the City of Playford.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between Smithfield Plains and the City of Playford are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (22.3% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (6.5% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between in 1960 or earlier (6.4% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1981 and 1990 (4.7% compared to 8.5%)

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