RDA Northern Territory
35,207 people who were living in the RDA Northern Territory in 2011 were born overseas, and 31% 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 the RDA Northern Territory 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.
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
|RDA Northern Territory - Overseas born (Usual residence)||2011|
|Year of arrival in Australia||Number||%||Greater Darwin %|
|2006 to 9 Aug 2011||11,073||31.5||30.2||401|
|2001 to 2005||3,302||9.4||8.7||402|
|1991 to 2000 (10 year period)||3,893||11.1||11.2||403|
|1981 to 1990 (10 year period)||4,671||13.3||13.8||404|
|1971 to 1980 (10 year period)||4,243||12.1||12.7||405|
|1961 to 1970 (10 year period)||3,674||10.4||10.5||406|
|Arrived in 1960 or earlier||1,838||5.2||5.2||407|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
(Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Analysis of the year of arrival for the overseas born population of the RDA Northern Territory in 2011 compared to Greater Darwin 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, 52.0% of the overseas born population arrived before 2001, and 31.5% arrived during or after 2006, compared with 53.4% and 30.2% respectively for Greater Darwin.
The major difference in year of arrival data in the population between the RDA Northern Territory and Greater Darwin is:
- A larger percentage of arrivals between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011 (31.5% compared to 30.2%)