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Limestone Coast region

Overseas arrivals

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6,450 people who were living in the Limestone Coast region 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 the Limestone Coast region 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 Limestone Coast region'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
Limestone Coast region - Overseas born (Usual residence)2016
Year of arrival in AustraliaNumber%Regional SA %
2011 to 9 Aug 20161,32720.612.4
2006 to 201087813.69.9
2001 to 20053245.04.2
1991 to 2000 (10 year period)3896.05.1
1981 to 1990 (10 year period)4166.47.1
1971 to 1980 (10 year period)5458.412.6
1961 to 1970 (10 year period)1,07016.626.5
Arrived in 1960 or earlier1,11917.317.3
Not stated3825.95.0

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 SA: 5.0% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Regional SA: 17.3% 1961 to 1970, Regional SA: 26.5% 1971 to 1980, Regional SA: 12.6% 1981 to 1990, Regional SA: 7.1% 1991 to 2000, Regional SA: 5.1% 2001 to 2005, Regional SA: 4.2% 2006 to 2010, Regional SA: 9.9% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Regional SA: 12.4% Not stated, Limestone Coast region: 5.9% Arrived in 1960 or earlier, Limestone Coast region: 17.3% 1961 to 1970, Limestone Coast region: 16.6% 1971 to 1980, Limestone Coast region: 8.4% 1981 to 1990, Limestone Coast region: 6.4% 1991 to 2000, Limestone Coast region: 6.0% 2001 to 2005, Limestone Coast region: 5.0% 2006 to 2010, Limestone Coast region: 13.6% 2011 to 9 Aug 2016, Limestone Coast region: 20.6%
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 Limestone Coast region in 2016 compared to Regional SA 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, 54.9% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 20.6% arrived during or after 2011, compared with 68.5% and 12.4% respectively for Regional SA.

The major differences in year of arrival data in the population between the Limestone Coast region and Regional SA are:

  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016 (20.6% compared to 12.4%)
  • A larger percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (13.6% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1961 and 1970 (16.6% compared to 26.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of arrivals between 1971 and 1980 (8.4% compared to 12.6%)

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