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Recent arrivals - Introduction

In Rockhampton, 3,030 people had arrived in Australia within 5 years prior to 2011.

Recent arrivals are defined as those persons who are now usual residents of the area, who arrived in Australia (not necessarily within the local area) between 1 January 2006 and 9 August 2011.

Recent arrivals are an important community to quantify and understand, as migrants may have difficulties settling into and contributing to Australian society, and local government provides many services to support recent migrants.

Derived from the Census question:

'In what year did the person first arrive in Australia to live here for one year or more?'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011

Key statistics
Rockhampton - Recent arrivals2011
Number%Brisbane SD
Population summary------
Males1,54350.949.4
Females1,48949.150.6
Age structure------
0 - 14 years66221.819.3
15 - 24 years45315.021.7
25 -64 years1,89762.657.7
65 years or more180.61.2
Total population3,030100.0100.0
Birthplace Top 3------
New Zealand45414.919.0
Philippines2739.03.8
South Africa2618.65.0
Language Top 3------
English1,06635.342.7
English1,06635.342.7
Vietnamese2137.01.5
Vietnamese2137.01.5
Portuguese1765.80.7
Portuguese1765.80.7
Education institute attending------
Pre-school391.31.7
Primary school35211.610.2
Secondary school1876.26.7
Tertiary (University and TAFE)32810.818.0
Highest qualification achieved------
University92738.945.6
Other post-school29212.212.0
No qualification97040.736.4
Work------
Unemployment rate1166.310.5
Participation rate1,85277.668.9
Top 3 Occupations------
Labourers51329.414.7
Labourers51329.414.7
Professionals42148.324.9
Technicians and Trades Workers26115.014.0
Technicians and Trades Workers26115.014.0
Household income------
$599 or less1716.010.9
$600 to $19991,21342.742.3
$2000 or more1,14340.237.0
Household type------
Couple with children1,70660.553.9
Couple without children55619.722.2
One parent family1645.87.2
Group household2599.211.4
Lone person household1073.83.1
Dwelling type------
Private dwellings2,88994.498.0
Non-private dwellings1705.62.0
Housing tenure------
Fully owned1706.05.8
Mortgage63122.426.9
Renting1,93268.665.3
Dwelling structure------
Separate house1,91866.464.9
Medium density88030.522.6
High density541.912.3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 (Usual residence data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

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Data notes

Because of the year-based definition of recent arrivals, no time series information is shown for this group.

For dwelling related topics (household type, household income, bedrooms etc), only household members who arrived in the specified time period are counted in the table. If more than one household member arrived in that time period, there will be multiple counts for the same household in the table.

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